Author: Derek Farrell
Series: The Danny Bird Mysteries #4
Published by: Fahrenheit Press on Feb. 27, 2019
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Damppebbles Blog Tours
Book Rating: 9/10
A woman is found dead in a London street – the evidence suggests she plummeted to her death from a nearby tower block – but did she fall or was she pushed? And why does she have Danny Bird’s name written on the back of her hand?
So begins this 4th magnificent outing for Danny and the gang from The Marq.
In the frame for a murder he didn’t commit, London’s self-proclaimed Sherlock Homo has no choice but to don his metaphorical deerstalker one more time to prove his innocence and uncover the truth about the tragic death of Cathy Byrne.
With the indomitably louche Lady Caz by his side, Danny plunges headlong into a complex investigation while at the same time trying to be a dutiful son to his increasingly secretive parents, and still find the time to juggle his frustratingly moribund love-life.
Clever, menacing, and darkly comedic!
Death of an Angel is a twisty, complex, mischievous tale that takes you into the life of pub manager, amateur sleuth extraordinaire, Danny Bird as he dreadingly gets mixed up in another case involving a suicide victim with his name on her hand, a husband with a fondness for state-of-the-art cars, and a gang of hoodlums with a penchant for money, machetes, and hounds.
The prose is witty and tight. The characterization is spot on with a whole slew of characters who are eccentric, gregarious, and sharp-witted. And the plot, including all the subplots, unravel and intertwine into an irresistible tale of deception, manipulation, greed, jealousy, corruption, mayhem, oddball mishaps, slapstick moments, violence, and murder.
Overall, Death of an Angel is so much better than I ever expected and surprising brilliant in every way. It’s an intricate, fresh, edgy mystery that not only kept me guessing and amused until the very last page but had me purchasing the first three paperbacks in the series as quickly as possible.
This novel is available now.
Pick up a copy from your favourite retailer or from one of the following links.
These books can be purchased as paperbacks or ebooks direct from the publisher Fahrenheit Press at: http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/books_fahrenheit.html
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Death of a Diva is also available as a deluxe edition Hardback limited to only 50 Copies worldwide here.
One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Death of an Angel and 10 runners up will receive a set of Danny Bird pin badges featuring the covers of all four books.
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Winners will be chosen on 1st July.
Thank you to Fahrenheit Press and Damppebbles Blog Tours for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.