FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Small Change: A Casebook ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Small Change: A Casebook of Scherer and Miller, Investigators of the Paranormal and Supermundane Paperback – 11 Dec 2015

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
£2.96 £2.24
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Man Booker International Prize Shortlist 2017
Take a look at our selection of Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlisted books. Learn more
£7.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Roundfire (11 Dec. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785352199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785352195
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,558,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


Twisted and warped with the best influences from pop culture. --Sons of Spade

About the Author

Andrez Bergen is an expatriate Australian author, journalist, DJ, photographer and musician, based in Tokyo, Japan.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great if not what I expected.

It delivered from a perspective of fun, snappy prose and well thought out witty characters and dialogue and was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I was hoping for a full story but they were all (very) short stories and whilst immensely fun I wanted a little more character time and story build up.

Still read this, it's a thoroughly enjoyable book & hopefully we will get more soon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a champagne bubble, pop-pop-popping! 25 Dec. 2015
By Daniel G. Helton - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
What do you get when you drop Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor smack dab in the middle of Ghostbusters? Or combine Tom Wait’s gutter-swept poetry with a Men At Work chorus? Or portray a jejune, seen-it-all cynic interacting with werewolves, aliens and an animated typewriter? Confusion? Some of that, for sure. Humor. Quite a bit. Whatever else comes to mind, “Small Change” keeps the reader on his toes and off his guard. Manga meets DC Comics. A liquor-soaked adrenal gland high. Andrez Bergen manages to serve it all up simultaneously, not without seams, but with enough stitching to keep it all together. “Small Change” is an intoxicant that will not leave you hung over in the morning.
3.0 out of 5 stars Vignettes that need development 8 Jun. 2016
By Mets6986 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Andrez Bergen's work is a crazy-quilt of pop culture influences and references. The bedrock for much of it is the hardboiled private-eye tradition, but with a pronounced screwball comedy flavor.

Here there are two prime influences, both from U.S. TV of the '70s. First is "McMillan and Wife" and second -- as Bergen freely points out in his afterword -- is "Kolchak: The Night Stalker". I was (and am) a "Night Stalker" fanatic, so I know what Bergen was aiming for here: a mixture of supernatural horror and comedy, with monsters from various cultures.

The sensibility is right, but I think the stories needed more development. They're vignettes. My two favorites (the "Japanese" ghost and especially the Beer Monster) could have been brilliant TV episodes or novellas if they had been fleshed out. But after the Beer Monster got off to a very promising start, it ended all too quickly.

I wish Bergen had made this a series and rolled out full stories over time instead of putting all these pieces in one small bag. It would have been more in keeping with the inspiration.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category