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The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

by Malcolm Pryce

Part of the Aberystwyth S. Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

The third in this black comic series about Detective Louis Knight as he moves through the dark underworld of a fictional Aberystwyth.  Humour, mystery, tragedy, satire, these books have it all.  Special and unique, I do think you would appreciate them more if you started with the first, Aberystwyth Mon Amour.

Similar this month: None.
Comparison: Jasper Fforde, Andy Secombe, Jeff Lindsay.


Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: Louie Knight; the madcap and often poignant adventures of the only private eye in Aberystwyth. As if Monty Python had met Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. Affectionate and quite unique in tone and plotting and a sheer delight. FROM ABERYSTWYTH WITH LOVE is the 5th in the series.



Louie Knight series:

1. Aberystwyth Mon Amour
2. Last Tango in Aberystwyth
3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth
4. Don't Cry for Me Aberystwyth
5. From Aberystwyth with Love

Sarah Broadhurst

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth Synopsis

There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight’s office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And his monkey is a former astronaut. And he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And needs solving by the following week. Louie is too smart to take on such a case but also too broke to turn it down. Soon he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs, and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who has disappeared after being fed drugged raspberry ripple …

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth Press Reviews

Malcolm Pryce is the king of Welsh noir … he dishes up a dastardly mix of gothic comedy where Edgar Allen Poe meets Phoenix Nights in a flurry of blood-stained absurdity’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Marvellously imaginative … You’ll weep and laugh, on the same page. Wonderful’ Guardian

‘Exuberant comic fantasy … The plots entangle with spontaneous combustion, poisoned ice-creams, the cloning of Jesus, buried skulls, sexy nuns, false names and lots of gunfire’ Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781408800690
Publication date: 20/02/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408800690
Publication date: 20th February 2009
Author: Malcolm Pryce
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Malcolm Pryce

Malcolm Pryce was born in the UK and has spent much of his life working and travelling abroad. He has been, at various times, a BMW assembly-line worker, a hotel washer-up, a deck hand on a yacht sailing the South Seas, an advertising copywriter and the world’s worst aluminium salesman. In 1998 he gave up his day job and booked a passage on a banana boat bound for South America in order to write Aberystwyth Mon Amour. He spent the next seven years living in Bangkok, where he wrote three more novels in the series, Last Tango in Aberystwyth, ...

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