Parrot & Sweeney

Title: Parrot & Sweeney
Author: Alan Roberts
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Fiction

Parrot & Sweeney by Alan Roberts is much more than whodunit genre can classify.  Detective Chief Superintendent George Parrot and Detective Inspector Daniel Sweeney returns in this installment with their customary diligence but extra caustic humor.
Three mysteries featured in this edition are: Dark Justice, in which they attempt to disentangle a kidnapping; Reckoning For A Harpy, where they have to solve a brutal murder of a famed socialite and The Bankers Payoff, in which they would investigate shooting of a banker.  But only if everything is as it appears.
Apart from the alluring stories and incomparable characters, the thing which makes this book an absorbing page-turner is its setting. With the background descriptions, the type of food, apparels, customs & words one can actually hear the British accent as the characters talks and that makes the reader click. Just as one enjoys watching an old classic movie, this book is a cherished gift for Sherlock Holmes’ fans. Most of the writers who try to grip the pithy film-noir elegance usually end up sacrificing the pace of story, but this is not the case with Alan Roberts. Author’s writing style has kept this book, light, easy & engaging read. I don’t like to repeat myself but again, the humor is simply commendable.
A must read for all the mystery fans or classic lovers or any fiction admirers. Looking forward to read more of this twosome.

Rating: 4.5/5 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author for reviewing purpose. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 


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