Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tom Kendal - Private Eye

“Well, Mr Kendall, let us say you purchased twenty thousand shares in Rockford Metals today and sold them on Friday, you should make a profit of twenty, twenty-two per cent. Something like that,” Collier said. He paused and shook his head. “In other words, you'll make quite a killing.”

He paused once again and smiled. “But somehow, Mr Kendall, I don't think you came here to talk about investments, did you?”

Kendall smiled and shook his head. No, he hadn't. He had quite a different kind of killing on his mind … the killing of Robert Andrews.

Just one excellent Amazon review of many by Babs Morton.

The story of doggedly determined Kendall, the Miami detective who always gets his man. No manic car chases or shootouts, but simply, the very clever and subtly amusing antics of the outwardly slow witted but inwardly razor sharp, Kendall as he sets out to prove a fellow traveller was murdered. His long suffering secretary Mollie provides the perfect foil and straight woman for his dry humour, and the plot itself is topical and well executed.

The author reveals the clues and punchlines with perfect timing and also gives us a view of London as seen through the eyes of first time visitor's, which in itself is informative and amusing.

A deliciously corrupt baddie and an overworked inspector from New Scotland Yard, are added to the mix to give an entertaining story of good versus bad in a totally believable tale.

A thoroughly enjoyable read. Recommended!

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