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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Bateman Narrator: Stephen Armstrong Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A superbly gripping and blackly funny mystery by the king of the comic crime caper.

He's the Man With No Name and the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast. But when a detective agency next door goes bust, the agency's clients start calling into his shop asking him to solve their cases. It's not as if there's any danger involved. It's an easy way to sell books to his gullible customers and Alison, the beautiful girl in the jewellery shop across the road, will surely be impressed. Except she's not because she can see the bigger picture.

And when they break into the shuttered shop next door on a dare, they have their answer. Suddenly they're catapulted along a murder trail which leads them from small-time publishing to Nazi concentration camps and serial killers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison | 2/3/2014

    " Loved it. Quirky, witty, funny. Loved the ending - thought it was really clever and a really entertaining read. Made my work commute for the past week really enjoyable. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ardyth | 1/20/2014

    " Easy reading with a handful of surprise guffaws. Our hero is a bit too neurotic for my usual taste, but I found this a fun read nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 1/16/2014

    " Really dull. It's a humourous mystery but it's neither funny enough to be humour nor mysterious enough to be mystery. The main character investigates a disappearance that may be linked to the holocaust survivors. The holocaust pretty much gets used as lurid horror fodder. It's use in this book is salacious, pandering and cheap. Nothing rings with emotional reality, not even a humourous emotional reality. The story rises and falls on its only real creation, the self-centred hypochondriac protagonist, who, if like me, you don't really come to like, this book makes for a long slog indeed. The 'reveal' of the mystery manages at once to be both ludicrous and predictable. By the time I got round to it I was only half paying attention. In short, this is supermarket fiction, and not even very good supermarket fiction at that. If you are even just looking for something as light as read for the beach, this will still disappoint you. It's boring, pick something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 1/14/2014

    " Classic Bateman: unpretentious, fast paced, silly, witty. Does what it says on the tin and does it really well! Deffo would give another Mystery Man book a look soon. "

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