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From Aberystwyth with Love by Malcolm Pryce
  

From Aberystwyth with Love

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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.

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More from the ‘king of Welsh noir’ Pryce brings us another delicious mix of crooks and conmen told with his wry wit and slight nod to the absurd and Louie Knight trying his best to keep Aberystwyth’s crime element in check.

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

If you like Malcolm Pryce you might also like to read books by Jeff Lindsay, Jasper Fforde and Andy Secombe.

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Synopsis

From Aberystwyth with Love by Malcolm Pryce

The latest instalment in the wickedly funny Aberystwyth series sees Louie Knight, Aberystwyth’s only private detective, swapping the train to Dovey Junction for the Orient Express and trying to unravel a murder mystery that is bizarre, even by his own exceptional standards…

It is a sweltering August in Aberystwyth: the bandstand melts, the Pier droops, and Sospan the ice-cream seller experiments with some dangerously avant-garde new flavours. A man wearing a Soviet museum curator’s uniform walks into Louie Knight’s office and spins a wild and impossible tale of love, death, madness and betrayal.

Sure, Louie had heard about Hughesovka, the legendary replica of Aberystwyth built in the Ukraine by some crazy nineteenth-century Czar. But he hadn’t believed that it really existed until he met Uncle Vanya. Now the old man’s story catapults him into the neon-drenched wilderness of Aberystwyth Prom in search of a girl who mysteriously disappeared thirty years ago. His life imperilled by snuff philatelists and a renegade spinning wheel salesman, Louie finds his fate depending on two most unlikely talismans – a ticket to Hughesovka and a Russian cosmonaut’s sock.

Reviews

‘Malcolm Pryce is the king of Welsh noir and 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

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

‘Pryce’s Aberystwyth is populated by the same hoods, crooks, heavies, conmen, liars, informers, dealers and bureaucrats that prop up the street corners of Raymond Chandler’s LA, Louie hiimself possessing the same unshakable idealism and acid tongue as Philip Marlowe’ Time Out

‘Poor Aberystwyth. Malcolm Pryce has taken this blameless town and turned it into a nightmarish world … his plots are as satisfying as those of some of the best straight practitioners’ Daily Telegraph

About the Author

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, The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth and Don’t Cry for Me Aberystwyth. In 2007 he moved back to the UK and now lives in Oxford.

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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.

Author photo © Lesli Lundgreen

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

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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 2010

Author

Malcolm Pryce

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781408801024

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