The Mallorca Connection: Bob Burns Investigates: Volume 1 Paperback – 1 Nov 2012
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'There are well crafted twists and turns ... witty observations of people
and their motives.' -- 'Lothian Life Online' (www.lothianlife.co.uk) October 2006
Bob Burns is not as dark as Rebus - he ploughs his own rather more humorous furrow. -- Welsh Books Council - www.gwales.com - May 2009
It's a great read, action-packed, funny and thoroughly entertaining. -- bibrarything.com, April 2007
A combination of suspense and comedy.
-- The Scots Magazine - December 2006
A complete departure from his previous books ... 'The Mallorca
Connection' makes perfect holiday reading.
-- 'Spanish Magazine' November 2006
Peter has a killer way with words.
(Edinburgh Evening News) -- Edinburgh Evening News, July 27, 2206
Whodunit fans will love this first in a new series ... a murder
hunt with funny and frightening results!
-- 'Sunday Post Plus ' September 3, 2006
With further Bob Burns novels in the pipeline, let's hope that
Kerr's 'Mallorca Connection' lasts for many years to come.
-- 'H! Society Magazine', November 2006
Written with gusto, the action moves at a rate of knots and revs dramatically ... -- The Scotsman - 26 August 2006 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
Having said 'hasta la vista' to the real and whimsical world of the Mallorcan characters who populated my 'Snowball Oranges' series of books, I'd like to welcome you to the fictional domain of Bob Burns, a maverick Scottish detective with a twinkle in his eye and doggedness in his bones.
There's nothing funny about murder, and nobody could be more serious in the pursuit of justice than Bob. Yet a fair sprinkling of humour infiltrates his investigations, thanks in no small way to the antics of his two unlikely sidekicks, sexy forensic scientist, Dr Julie Bryson, and gullible rookie copper, PC Andy Green. What's more, free-spirited Bob isn't one to let national boundaries hold him back, so (by happy coincidence) the Spanish island of Mallorca features strongly in this, his first chronicled case.
And there are many more humour-laced 'crimes sans frontieres' for Bob Burns and Co to solve, so I hope you will enjoy reading about their exploits in this opening story.
Peter Kerr. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
However, it seems that Peter has succeeded in making the leap by tackling the challenge in his own (apparently) simple way - i.e. as in his travel writing, he comes over first and foremost as a story-teller and he doesn't let genre demarcations get in the way.
Here is a mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very last sentence. But along the way, your concentration is steered into tongue-in-cheek diversions that, while giving you a laugh or two, also introduce you to key features of the characters who, I guess, will become regulars in future Bob Burns yarns.
In fact, this is reminiscent of the formula that proved so popular in Kerr's travel books, but with the added freedom of imagination that fiction writing invites. He has certainly made the most of that freedom, especially in some hilarious action sequences. Thankfully, he has managed to maintain a strong travel element in the story line as well.
It's quirky, one of a kind, and I'm already looking forward to 'The Sporran Connection', which, according to its Amazon blurb, promises to be even more off-the-wall than this first Bob Burns whodunnit.
Crime 'purists' beware!
It's an entertaining read, with a good plot and plenty of humour too.
This book is very pedestrian and not very credible.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad little whodonit starting in Scotland and ending on Mallorca, where I read it.Published 13 months ago by Alan bailey
I always enjoy Peter Kerr's 'Bob Burns' books and put this on my kindle fire to enjoy on holiday, as I wanted something amusing to read and listen to. It did not fail to amuse.Published 13 months ago by Nannie Jenny
A very badly written novel. The plot, if it can be described as such, is risible. There is no attempt at characterisation. The dialogue is unconvicing.Published on 26 May 2013 by thomas furlong