Fun stuff. Having read so many of the Dalziel and Pascoe books I know that Hill can turn his hand to any kind of story he likes so I wasn’t afraid of trying his non Dalziel and Pascoe books. This is a different kind of crime book, I was never too sure how close to reality we were – it’s a bit of a farce, a bit of a caper, a lot of a funny crime novel and mainly just very enjoyable to read.
And I love the message in the front: “This novel is set in a town called Luton in Bedfordshire which has nothing to do with the town called Luton in Bedfordshire.”, or words to that effect. That’s kind of the way the humour in the book goes too. I’ll be back for more of Joe Sixsmith.
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Purchased on 29th July 2003.