Troubador Scoop of the Year

Released: 15/11/2017

ISBN: 9781788036221

eISBN: 9781788031097

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Scoop of the Year

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Martin, a hapless journalist on a weekly financial magazine, sees his life take a nosedive with the arrival of Tom de Lacy, a well-heeled reporter who grabs the limelight, not to mention the well-paid industrial correspondent’s job that he has his eye on.

He does his level best to sabotage Tom’s career, only to see his rival land a plum job in television.

But watching his rival’s success while his life disintegrates makes Martin a desperate fellow. Falling on hard times can be murder, and in certain circumstances could even give rise to it.

So when Martin gets a scoop on a major corporate scandal, he just has to grab the opportunity with both hands. He sees it as not only his turn to shine, but his duty.

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The Dorset Book Detective

Scoop of the Year combines a witty, clever premise with thrilling pacing, wonderful characters and an intelligent, complex plot.

The author's background in journalism is obvious and he drives the reader through a maze of twists and turns, the pace unrelenting. It's a true mix of crime and comedy that few authors get right, but when handled as brilliantly as this, is a fun, engaging and intelligent read.

by Cam de la Huerta


Very entertaining and very funny, laughed out loud so many times I had to stop reading it in public because of the strange looks I was getting. Definitely recommend this book to fans of thrillers and comedy alike.

by Susy Dagless


Tom Claver

Tom Claver is a freelance journalist who has worked in print and television, and was formerly a director of a publishing company. He was brought up in London and now lives in Dorset with his wife.

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