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Murder by Milk Bottle Lynne Truss

Murder by Milk Bottle By Lynne Truss

Murder by Milk Bottle by Lynne Truss

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Murder by Milk Bottle Summary

Murder by Milk Bottle by Lynne Truss

The latest installment in Lynne Truss's quirky and charming prize-winning series set in 1950s Brighton sees her trio of police detectives investigating a case with a most curious murder weapon The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a hard-working AA patrolman, a would-be Beauty Queen, a catty BBC radio personality - have all been killed with the same, highly unusual murder weapon. Constable Twitten, Sergeant Brunswick and Inspector Steine are initially baffled, the town is alarmed, and the local newspaper is delighted: after all, what sells papers better than a killer on the loose? Can our redoubtable trio solve the case and catch this most curious of killers before they strike again?

Murder by Milk Bottle Reviews

Murder by Milk Bottle is the third outing for Lynne Truss's loveable seaside ninnies. In relating and relishing the farcical events that culminate in the "Utterly Preventable Milk-Bar Riot", it proves even funnier than its playful precursors * The Times *
The glorious return of Constable Twitten and the doughty coppers of 1950s Brighton for a third adventure is a cause for celebration ... As ever the fun is in Truss's keen ear for dialogue, original comic characters and affectionate(ish) recreation of a seaside resort in its slightly sleazy heyday * Sunday Times Crime Club *
A delight. Lynne Truss has great affection for her characters, who fully inhabit 1950s Brighton. The backgrounds of gang warfare and milk marketing come together to sublime comic effect. There are some lovely lines - and a cheerily high body count. Enormous fun -- Simon Brett
If you enjoy knock-about farce played at hectic speed, this is the book for you -- Barry Turner * Daily Mail *
Outstanding ... In her ability to blend crime and farce, Truss is in a class of her own * Publishers Weekly *
A nicely managed farce with thoroughly likeable characters and a terrific period feel -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday *
More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Daily Mail *
[A] pitch-perfect send-up of 1950s Brighton with nods to Graham Greene ... Hilarious -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Funny, clever, charming, imaginative, nostalgic and gently satirical -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * The Times *

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is a columnist, writer and broadcaster whose book on punctuation Eats, Shoots & Leaves was an international bestseller. She has written extensively for radio, and is the author of six previous novels, as well as a non-fiction account (Get Her Off the Pitch!) of her four years as a novice sportswriter for The Times. On radio, she is currently engaged in writing a continuing sequence of short stories for Radio 4 entitled Life at Absolute Zero. Her columns have appeared in the Listener, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Saga. She lives in Sussex and London with two dogs.

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Murder by Milk Bottle by Lynne Truss
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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