Troubador Mavis Bone and the Fledgling Killer

Released: 28/08/2021

ISBN: 9781800464087

eISBN: 9781800466616

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Mavis Bone and the Fledgling Killer


Vincent Pollack is a serial killer, whose evil roots were planted during a traumatic childhood, with an agenda to rob and kill women for financial gain. It is down to Mavis Bone, a forty-year-old Australian, lesbian Private investigator, and her German lesbian secretary, Gertrude Stick, to try and foil his murderous plans. Together they make up the Mavis Bone Detective Agency based in Wimbledon Broadway, London SW19.

It is a hands-on job to chase down this ingenious killer, and Mavis is not afraid to get them dirty. Dirty with the blood of her prostitute philandering husband, and the blood of a problem client that could send her secretary to prison for a war crime. Both detective’s and killer’s paths, have already crossed during their troubled youths, but as the murders pile up, they move towards a final conflict.

Mavis’s hard Australian outback childhood, led to her sexual and gender choices, as well as some questionable racist opinions. Not to mention the drug habit she picked up as a student, while backpacking in South America. This, making her, not your average South London Private Eye.

Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

Mavis Bone, PI, has a new case. A serial killer is on the loose. Can Mavis crack this case before more blood is spilled? She’s going to try. Coupled up with Gertrude, forming the Mavis Bone Detective Agency, what can possibly go wrong? Entertaining murder mystery with a likeable and engaging protagonist in Mavis and a colourful cast of supporting characters. Funny and gruesome in equal measure.

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by NetGalley review

Lesbian detective novels function as popular chronicles of lesbian and gay culture. Since the successful resolution of a crime requires the detective to reconstruct the past, lesbian detective novels provide readers with the opportunity to explore this culture. And this brilliant Mavis Bone thriller does exactly that and allows us to consider the role of the lesbian detective, where it brushes against the establishment and community. Would recommend this book to fans of Val McDermid.

by Ann Roberts

“looking forward to the next Mavis Bone outing.”
Not read any of his books before, really enjoyed it, what a brilliant writer. If there is one, looking forward to the next Mavis Bone outing.

by Helle Butler

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