Duck Egg Blues
by Martin Ungless
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Duck Egg Blues is funny, sad, mysterious and thrilling.
5 stars 'I absolutely adore PArdew' - Bookshine and Readbows
5 stars 'brilliantly paced' - Richard Dee Scifi
5 stars 'I'm telling you, just pick the book up' - Jessica Rachow
'A robot-butler detective, what's not to love?' Chris Gribble, Director, National Centre for Writing
'Oh my God. I did not expect this book to be so good!' - Anky's Book Bubble
'And if you like Raymond Chandler, PG Wodehouse, Isaac Asimov or Douglas Adams the book is definitely the thriller you've been waiting for.' Lucy Begbie, Eastern Daily Press
Award-winning author Martin Ungless has been shortlisted by the Crime Writers' Association for a Debut Dagger three times. 'A clever and ambitious story,' wrote the judges, 'I was laughing and crying and hugging the sheets to my chest!'
When the daughter of a rich and powerful businesswoman goes missing from a country house estate, Detective Don is paid to track her down. Rugged and irascible, Don is an ex-cop who has set up shop in a fast-urbanising Essex countryside. He is also the unwilling owner of a robot butler, and as they investigate the disappearance this unlikely duo are forced together, battling criminal gangs, corrupt police, MI6, and international cybercrime.
Action-packed and full of twists, the tale is told by PArdew, a kind and unassuming robot. He yearns simply to perform his butler duties but soon finds himself solving crimes, avoiding kidnap, and trying to keep his Master safe from people who for security reasons cannot be named... and yes, there are plastic ducks and eggs which cause the blues... and yes, for blues read murder. Lucky for PArdew he's connected to the Internet of Things.
As the investigation gathers pace Don discovers that behind one mystery there lurks a greater threat. No one is safe, not even PArdew...
Winner of a WCN Escalator Prize, Martin Ungless brings to life a cast of unique powerful characters in vivid and memorable settings. Duck Egg Blues is ...
Length: 351 Pages (1,308 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Apr 3rd, 2020