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The Sparrow Conundrum

Kirton, Bill

Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
ISBN 10: 1479143235 / ISBN 13: 9781479143238
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Titolo: The Sparrow Conundrum

Casa editrice: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

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Riassunto: Winner of the Readers' Choice Award for Humor and Satire at Big Al's Books and Pals 2012. Also winner of the Humor category in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards. Chris Machin isn't his name, not to the bottom feeders in Aberdeen squabbling over North Sea oil and gas contracts. He has a code name - Sparrow - and when his garden explodes, he takes flight, plunging the power struggle into hilarious chaos and violence. A sociopathic cop and a shady ex-girlfriend aren't much help. The cop thinks that arresting suspects (innocent and guilty) must always involve violence and the ex turns out to be deeply involved in the events which are making Sparrow's life so complicated. The bodies pile up--some whole, some in fragments--and two wrestlers join the fray. A road trip seems just the solution, but then so do Inverness, a fishing trawler and a Russian factory ship as the players face ... The Sparrow Conundrum.

L'autore: Bill Kirton was born in Plymouth, England but has lived in Aberdeen Scotland for most of his life. He?s been a university lecturer, presented TV programmes, written and performed songs and sketches at the Edinburgh Festival, and had many radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC. He?s written three books on study and writing skills in Pearson?s ?Brilliant? series and his crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and the historical novel The Figurehead, set in Aberdeen in 1840, have been published in the UK and USA. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and Love Hurts was chosen for the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 2010. Recently, as Jack Rosse, he's started producing children's books. The first two are Stanley Moves In and The Loch Ewe Mystery. His website is and his blog?s at

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