Book Reviews

Book Review: Gumshoe Blues: The Peter Ord Yarns by Paul D. Brazill

“The adventures of this PI feel like they rolled out of a Tom Waits song — crime with the feel of a shaggy dog story” — K A Laity.

“An original homebrew with a kick. Well worth sampling.” — Mark Ramsden.

Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze-addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord decides to become a private investigator. Dark farce and tragicomedy soon ensue. Peter must tackle many challenging cases, and when he comes under the radar of a local crime lord, he may have bitten off more than he can chew. With sidekicks, like boozy hack, Bryn Laden, failure is not an option – it’s compulsory. 

My Thoughts:

Brazill was a new author I discovered to be well versed, have engaging characters, and a story line that enters a world you want to seep into. There was some fun and witty things in this book, he’s a skilled author. A PI, Peter Ord enters a world he didn’t quite expect and enlists the help of his sidekick to navigate it all. Great and fast read.

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