Published: 01/07/2012
ISBN: 9781780882062
Format: Paperback

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After leaving school at a tender age Pete quickly realised that there were few occupations available where he could utilise his talent for inertia. Unfortunately, with the 'Dandy' and 'Beano' erroneou... read more

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Kind of Misbehavin’
There’s no such thing as a textbook crime!
by Pete Townsend

A jazz-infused, comic crime caper where the worlds of academia, politics and amateur sleuthing collide in seemingly random acts of corruption. Kind of Misbehavin’ takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the grey areas of illegal activity that affect us all.

On the same night as a beastly apparition prowls the neighbourhood, Dick Hall, jazz fan and forty-something lecturer at the local college, finds himself accosted by a disembodied voice. Warned of corruption involving the College’s senior management, politicians and a national hotel chain, he becomes the unwitting recipient of politically sensitive documents. Realising that a minority of people are soon to become extremely wealthy at the expense of the majority, Dick quickly becomes embroiled in an investigation dictated by instructions left for him at a local jazz record shop.

Aided, by his librarian partner Tracey, teaching colleague Dubbya and a bulbous student nicknamed Two-Stroke, Dick treads a hazardous path to uncover shady deals and unscrupulous officials. After having his body pummelled at a massage parlour and his life threatened on a golf course, he discovers evidence indicating that the college is to be demolished and replaced by a leisure complex and casino. Meanwhile, a loving couple at a local beauty spot and a choral society are each, in turn, interrupted in their endeavours by the mysterious apparition. The detecting pair, with just a little help from their friends start to disentangle the various threads of deceit, as they quickly begin to realise that there is no such thing as a textbook crime.

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