This was a funny and unique quick read! I cannot wait to read more from this author, as the writing was excellent!
Typical English humour and tasteful musical touches that set the atmosphere; "Strange Affairs, Ginger Hairs" is an engaging and fast-paced novel with endearing characters, that involves laughs, twists and turns whilst never being boring or difficult to follow.
Strange Affairs, Ginger Hairs - brilliant!! Bleak, dry and darkly humourous - and so cleverly written. Ginger Jones happens across a ruby ring in his fish and chips. There begins a series of misadventures, none of his own making, which find him wanted by the police and being hunted down by the local gangland boss. Along the way we meet Brian, his gay, line-dancing work colleague, Ms Fish, the boss's daughter who drags him into robbery and arson, and Ginger's hapless and deeply depressing excuses for parents. Never a dull moment in this wonderful book, full of curse words and inappropriateness - and all the better for it. This book, I suspect, will be like Marmite, but I really loved it and for anyone with an irreverent sense of humour - you will too.
Books like this are not that common. And by ‘books like this’ I’m referring to books filled with criminals, scallywags and plenty of other types you might tend to shy away from, should you meet them in real life. Handy then, really, that you don’t have to - it’s a book so you can just enjoy the naughtiness within the safe confines of the pages. I won’t give anything away, but if you like crime capers that seem real, with authentic, colourful characters, you really owe it to yourself to check this out. I hope the author decides to do a sequel because I could happily get lost in this world again and again. A five star read.
Arthur Grimestead was born in Hull, but doesnâ€™t blame anyone.
He lives with a woman, a dog, and a cat (no order of preference).