Five and a Half Tons

Five and a Half Tons Five and a Half Tons not so much film noir as seaside gris The year is and Westerby on Sea is slumbering through its drab off season Life is quiet for J F Springer Private Detective and though

  • Title: Five and a Half Tons
  • Author: John Bayliss
  • ISBN: 9781909374614
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five and a Half Tons

    Five and a Half Tons not so much film noir as seaside gris The year is 1962, and Westerby on Sea is slumbering through its drab off season Life is quiet for J.F Springer, Private Detective and, though he admires Philip Marlowe and Sexton Blake, quiet is pretty much how he likes it Called in to find a missing woman, he has high hopes of solving the case and gettingFive and a Half Tons not so much film noir as seaside gris The year is 1962, and Westerby on Sea is slumbering through its drab off season Life is quiet for J.F Springer, Private Detective and, though he admires Philip Marlowe and Sexton Blake, quiet is pretty much how he likes it Called in to find a missing woman, he has high hopes of solving the case and getting paid in double quick time But for Springer, life is never so simple Soon he s embroiled in an affair that involves housebreaking, missing diamonds, threats to his life, an apparent suicide, and a pigeon fancier who suspects Springer has amorous designs on his daughter The police take an interest, first arresting Springer, then warning him off, and finally using him as bait in a trap To further complicate Springer s life, Jim Tarbet, the local wideboy, is determined to make Springer repay a trifling debt Like a famous predecessor, Springer tries to be taller, but all around there are too many goons and not enough brains.

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    1. Jesamine James

      I fell in love with the main character Springer. He is a private detective, but has never dealt with anything this big before. Out of his depth, we follow him through a case that he seems to be unaware how he got roped into. An innocent-seeming missing person job finds him being shot at, at the very beginning, and the action and twists in the tale get him deeper into something he'd never have taken on knowingly.Springer is a chicken, kind and skint, but very loveable.The story is fast paced and [...]

    2. Fran Macilvey

      “Five and a Half Tons” by John Bayliss This is the debut novel by John Bayliss featuring private detective Springer, who would rather no-one knew his first name, as it does not fit with the tough image he would like to cultivate. He yearns for a few rich clients and simple cases, but, in his hapless, easy-going way, instead finds himself trapped at the heart of the action. With a loan shark, the police and assorted gangsters chasing him and out for revenge, will he manage to convince anyone [...]

    3. Michael Jones

      Really enjoyed this. Springer is quite a character and had me laughing out loud a few times. The plot is well thought out and the end result is diamond!I've already downloaded the follow-up and looking forward to reading it.

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