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Summary

A sweltering summer spells bad news for the private detective business. Thieves and philanderers take the month off and the only swingers in town are the ones to be found on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. The civilized reputation of the 'Hoo' is in trouble, however.

Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at one of its leading members, Chris Porphyry. When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help - well, he hasn't got any other clients - only Joe hadn't counted on being French-kissed then dangled out of a window on the same day. Before long, though, Joe's on the trail of a conspiracy that starts with missing balls, and ends with murder!

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©2008 Reginald Hill; (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd

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Dastardly doings on the golf course

This is an amusing story from the series about Joe Sixsmith, an unlikely private dectective who operates in Luton, not exactly the epicentre of the universe, but still a hotbed of crime.

Fun and at time nailbiting if, like me, you do not have strong nerves. Do buy this amusing and exciting story where the "Roar of butterflies" is explained.

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  • Kenneth
  • Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • 21-09-09

Enjoyable Book

Entertaining and gently amusing. Well narrated. Excellent plot.
Sadly I can only see one other Joe Sixsmith on this site (Book 4) It would be nice to see more (unabridged of course)

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  • 20-11-17

A wonderfully crafted mystery not to be missed

I first heard this on loan from my local library. SO GLAD that it became available on Audible.
Reginald Hill is a very skillful writer and his plots are well crafted. I love Dalziel and Pascoe but this is completely different. Our hero is an unlikely detective but strangely loveable. Hill makes the characters come alive and he writes with a sense of humour that sometimes has you laughing out loud. Don't want to give too much of the plot away.
There are apparently 6 books in this Joe Sixsmith series, I have managed to get 2 on Audible and 2 on Kindle, I hope I can complete the series.
The narrator is good as well.
Overall a great experience, It's a book I can listen to over and over again.

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