8 /10

The Man That Got Away

by Lynne Truss

Snappy Review

So enjoyable to read on as Constable Twitten delves deeply  into the local community, solves heinous crimes, and still can’t get anyone believe that the char-lady is an evil mastermind!

Book Synopsis

In the second instalment of this prize-winning murder mystery series, our trio of detectives must investigate the murder of a hapless romantic; an aristocratic con man on the prowl; and a dodgy Brighton nightspot…

It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker’s queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in the deckchair with blood dripping from him?

Constable Twitten has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a notorious Brighton nightspot and the family that run it, and is determined to get to the bottom of this fiendish crime. But Inspector Steine is – as ever – distracted by other issues, not least having his own waxwork model made and an unexpected arrival, while Sergeant Brunswick is just delighted to have spied an opportunity to finally be allowed to go undercover…