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.
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
Publication date: 27/01/2009
Publisher: Lightning Press
|Publication date:||27th January 2009|
|Author:||Mark Penny, Jonathan Penny|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,|
The Penny Brothers – Mark and Jon – were born and raised in the Midlands in the Sixties. Their shared love of comedy developed over many years of watching, listening to and reading the greats, including performers like Tommy Cooper, Morecambe and Wise, Tony Hancock, Ronnie Barker and David Jason and writers like Roy Clarke, John Sullivan, Eddie Braben and Galton and Simpson. They started writing together to make each other laugh and have carried on for the sheer hell of it. The unfolding Hymie Goldman saga is essentially a farce but in a world seemingly gone mad, writing farce ...More About Mark Penny, Jonathan Penny