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Alistair Lavers - Author

About the Author

ALISTAIR LAVERS lives in Yorkshire and is the author of Treasure Trove (Matador, 2015) and Mystery City (Matador 2017). He has been the co-owner of an independent rock/ alternative record store chain, a nightclub manager, and started the UK's first course in Graffiti Art at Scarborough Technical College.

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Mystery City The Whitborough Novels

Mystery City The Whitborough Novels

Author: Alistair Lavers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Mystery City is the sequel to Treasure Trove and is the second book in the Whitborough novel series. Mystery City is a light-hearted story with many threads, a large cast of people, two mischievous dogs and a rhino with depression. It combines comedy with tragedy, as well as mystery and chaos, to culminate in a tongue-in-cheek novel written in the style of popular writers of old. The first book in the Whitborough novels, Treasure Trove, documented the consequences of two men's bad decisions, which unleash a series of catastrophes that become too great to control. Mystery City continues the story, exploring the consequences of the events in Treasure Trove, covering the actions of the police, Home Office, and the Ministry of Defence. As the investigation into the events of the end of the first book get under way, new characters are drawn into the story, others are revisited and become more prominent in the narrative as the players try to uncover what has happened - and why. While the guilty parties go to ground, positioning themselves for what they assume must be the end game, the hunter become the hunted in this thrilling sequel.

Mystery City

Mystery City

Author: Alistair Lavers Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2017

Mystery City is the sequel to Treasure Trove and is the second book in the Whitborough novel series. Mystery City is a light-hearted story with many threads, a large cast of people, two mischievous dogs and a rhino with depression. It combines comedy with tragedy, as well as mystery and chaos, to culminate in a tongue-in-cheek novel written in the style of popular writers of old. The first book in the Whitborough novels, Treasure Trove, documented the consequences of two men's bad decisions, which unleash a series of catastrophes that become too great to control. Mystery City continues the story, exploring the consequences of the events in Treasure Trove, covering the actions of the police, Home Office, and the Ministry of Defence. As the investigation into the events of the end of the first book get under way, new characters are drawn into the story, others are revisited and become more prominent in the narrative as the players try to uncover what has happened - and why. While the guilty parties go to ground, positioning themselves for what they assume must be the end game, the hunter become the hunted in this thrilling sequel.

Treasure Trove The Whitborough Novels

Treasure Trove The Whitborough Novels

Author: Alistair Lavers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2015

Treasure Trove is a joyous romp of a comedy novel taking place in a Yorkshire seaside town and revolving around a whole host of amusing characters of questionable integrity and their search for ancient treasure. It's 1983 and Easter weekend dawns in the upmarket town of Whitborough-on-Sea, but events unfolding behind the scenes conspire to ruin any prospect of a prosperous and peaceful holiday. A Spanish Armada treasure is discovered - and lost. An ancient curse is reawakened and the town's adopted ship is sunk by a civil war cannonball. Though these three incidents appear unconnected, they are the start of a wider catastrophe that befalls the authorities and the forces of law and order. Who are the architects behind this orgy of violence, sabotage and destruction? Russian saboteurs, the IRA or local criminals? Treasure Trove is the first book in the Whitborough series, and is a laugh-out-loud novel that will appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe's novels, David Croft and Jim Perry.

Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

Author: Alistair Lavers Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2015

Treasure Trove is a joyous romp of a comedy novel taking place in a Yorkshire seaside town and revolving around a whole host of amusing characters of questionable integrity and their search for ancient treasure. It's 1983 and Easter weekend dawns in the upmarket town of Whitborough-on-Sea, but events unfolding behind the scenes conspire to ruin any prospect of a prosperous and peaceful holiday. A Spanish Armada treasure is discovered - and lost. An ancient curse is reawakened and the town's adopted ship is sunk by a civil war cannonball. Though these three incidents appear unconnected, they are the start of a wider catastrophe that befalls the authorities and the forces of law and order. Who are the architects behind this orgy of violence, sabotage and destruction? Russian saboteurs, the IRA or local criminals?Treasure Trove is the first book in the Whitborough series, and is a laugh-out-loud novel that will appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe's novels, David Croft and Jim Perry.

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