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The Day of the Jack Russell by Bateman

The Day of the Jack Russell

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November 2009 Book of the Month.

Since his first novel, Divorcing Jack, Bateman has delighted his readers with his quirky, dark and comical crime novels. The protagonist usually finds himself caught up in crazy situations through some unfortunate mishap and in this follow up to Mystery Man our Bookseller come PI finds himself drawn in to the murky depths of murder, MI5 and mayhem. Bateman's books really are great fun so give them a go if you haven’t already.

If you like Bateman you might also like to read books by Steve Martin and Christopher Fowler.

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The Day of the Jack Russell by Bateman

Black Books meets Lead Balloon meets Gavin and Stacey in this hugely entertaining follow-up to MYSTERY MAN, from acclaimed author Bateman. The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an aspiring insurance magnate's advertising hoarding, he soon finds himself up to his ears in intrigue and battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power. With MI5 getting involved and everyone on the hunt for a missing Jack Russell, can Our Man Behind the Counter stay alive as well as keep his world renowned but criminally ignored No Alibis mystery bookshop afloat?

About the Author

Bateman was a journalist in Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screen plays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular BBC TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. He lives in Ireland with his family.

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Publication date

12th November 2009



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