Malcolm Pryce ist ein britischer Autor, der vor allem für seine Kriminalromane bekannt ist. Und wer etwas schräge und witzige Krimis mag, hat hier ein Festessen.
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Schoolboys are disappearing all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why. Louie Knight, the town’s private investigator, soon realises that it is going to take more than a double ripple from Sospan, the philosopher cum ice-cream seller, to help find out what is happening to these boys and whether or not Lovespoon, the Welsh teacher, Grand Wizard of the Druids and controller of the town, is more than just a sinister bully. And just who was Gwenno Guevara?
Band 1. “Pryce’s book promises to do for the reputation of Aberystwyth what Irvine Welsh has done for Edinburgh” (Daily Telegraph) (92 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 397 Seiten noch günstig?
To the girls who came to make it big in the town’s ‚What the Butler Saw‘ movie industry, Aberystwyth was the town of broken dreams. To Dean Morgan who taught at the Faculty of Undertaking, it was just a place to get course materials. But both worlds collide when the Dean checks into the notorious bed and breakfast ghetto and mistakenly receives a suitcase intended for a ruthless druid assassin.
Band 2. “A truly unique british novelist, eccentric, quirky and darn right funny.” (Leser) (44 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 276 Seiten noch günstig?
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There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight’s office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And his monkey is a former astronaut. And he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And needs solving by the following week.
Band 3. “Marvellously imaginative … You’ll weep and laugh, on the same page. Wonderful.” (Guardian) (33 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 276 Seiten noch günstig?
It’s Christmas in Aberystwyth and a man wearing a red-and-white robe is found brutally murdered in a Chinatown alley. A single word is scrawled in his blood on the pavement: ‚Hoffmann‘. But who is Hoffmann? This time, Aberystwyth’s celebrated crime-fighter, Louie Knight
Band 4. “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. And there are several hilarious set pieces.” (Daily Telegraph) (12 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 292 Seiten noch günstig?
It is a sweltering August in Aberystwyth. 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.
Band 5. “I giggled constantly to myself whilst reading this, but as other reviewers have pointed out, there are some real moments of pathos here and there. Malcolm Pryce can really tug at your heart strings when he wants to, and being able to do that in a totally surreal plot is some achievement.” (Leser) (59 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 292 Seiten noch günstig?
It is May in Aberystwyth, and the mayoral election campaign – culminating in the traditional boxing match between candidates – is underway. Sospan the ice-cream seller waits in his hut for souls brave enough to try his latest mind-expanding new flavour, and Louie Knight, Aberystwyth’s only Private Detective, receives a visit from a mysterious stranger called Raspiwtin asking him to track down a dead man.
Band 6. “This book is by turns hilarious, moving, deep, and once more hilarious. If you have a pulse, and a sense of humour, you will love this book.” (Leser) (51 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 257 Seiten noch günstig?