The Golden Pig
£12.99 saving £2.60 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
February 2009 Debut of the Month.
This is one of those titles we love to discover on Lovereading and pass the word on about. A brilliantly funny detective novel from two new authors -The Penny Brothers. They have written each part alternately, which in some books written in a similar style falls flat on its face, but in this book it works brilliantly. Funny, sharp, action packed and quirky, follow the hapless Hymie Goldman as he reluctantly takes on his new role, as detective, in what will hopefully be the first part of a long running series.
Win an exclusive Lovereading Canvas bag worth £9.99
This month we have 3 of our sturdy, exclusive and simply gorgeous Lovereading Canvas book bags. To have a chance of winning this wonderful prize, click the button below.
Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Draw closes on 31 May 2016. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants and will be notified by 14 June 2016.
Our canvas bags are also available for sale with an RRP of £9.99. However, if you spend more than £25.00 on books, through Lovereading, you can claim one totally FREE OF CHARGE! Or spend over £15.00 on books, through Lovereading, and you can buy one for the special price of just £4.99. Click here to find out more.
Here's what one of our members thinks of her bag
A big thank you for the two Lovereading bags I ordered, which have arrived safely. I love mine and will use it with pride. The bags are lovely quality, sturdy and support a good cause in the Rewrap initiative; I think they make the perfect accessory for any book lover. The second bag was a gift for my sister and she says she will take it to her next book group meeting to help spread the Lovereading word. Once again, many thanks. Emily Wright
The Golden Pig by Mark Penny, Jonathan Penny
When inept private investigator Hymie Goldman is hired to find the golden pig, he little suspects he will be embarking on a journey fraught with danger, beset by blonde bombshells and terrorised by a Triads turf war.
Armed only with a stubborn streak a mile wide and the desire to stay one step ahead of his creditors, he pursues the case to the very edge of his reason and beyond, confronting his darkest demons in the process. Can he hope to succeed? Will he live to tell the tale? And will Arsenal ever win the Premiership again? Join Hymie on a gripping and hilarious odyssey through the surreal streets of an alternative North London, and one thing is almost certain – Hendon will never seem the same again.
‘I fell in love with Hymie Goldman within the first few pages. His story is funny, exciting and touching all at the same time. I found myself laughing and yet felt engrossed, and I have to admit that I allowed myself a breath of relief when I realised that as a detective Hymie Goldman has a lot to learn from Hercule Poirot.’ David Suchet OBE
‘If The Golden Pig is the first of the comic adventures of Hymie Goldman – Electrician turned Defective Detective I look forward to many more. A laugh a minute, farcical story and a great read.’ June Whitfield CBE
‘I like the quirky and the oddball when they come well-wrapped in a good laugh and in The Golden Pig those elements are all there. This is a lively romp with characters easy to warm to. A great giggle, without malice, that leaves a pleasant aftertaste.’ Roy Clarke - writer of Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours, Keeping Up Appearances
About the Author
Publication date27th January 2009
AuthorMark Penny, Jonathan Penny
More books by Mark Penny, Jonathan Penny
Author 'Like for Like'
Author's Facebook Latest
Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.Ian Harvey-brown
I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.Lynda
Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.Susan Walsh
Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.Barry Griffiths
Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.Gaynor Passmore
Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem againJill Peters
Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.Carol Peace
Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveitZarina de Ruiter