Troubador The Love Detective

Released: 28/09/2018

ISBN: 9781789010282

eISBN: 9781789010992

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Love Detective


The first in a hilarious new series featuring a regular girl set down a path strewn with misadventures and murder to her destiny as ‘The Love Detective’.


Clarry is 26, attractive, funny - and on the road to nowhere. Living a makeshift existence as a waitress, she knows life should be led with some sort of plan, but unfortunately planning is something she needs to get around to. Enter her best friend Laura with a seemingly simple request: check out Simon, estate agent and new boyfriend, to make sure he really is interested in Laura and not the solicitor help she can provide. Clarry is no detective, unless you count tracking down where her next tip is coming from. Still, what harm could a little amateur sleuthing do?


With the aid of Flan, a glamorous septuagenarian, Flan’s lover, and a cast of colourful characters from the restaurant she works at, Clarry plunges into the investigation with a few pitfalls, pratfalls and a dodgy moment where she’s mistaken as a pole dancer (and not in a good way). It isn’t until 1) she discovers that Simon’s a two-timing creep, and 2) in a sinister turn, she uncovers an evil criminal enterprise, that she realises amateur sleuthing is not for the faint of heart!


Cynical and yet romantic, Clarry is an unlikely heroine that readers will both identify and fall in love with. Her misadventures and comical outlook mesh brilliantly with a thrilling story that will appeal to readers of romance, crime and chick lit. Set to be the first in an entertaining new series, you don’t need to follow the clues to know The Love Detective is one book you don’t want to miss out on!

I am delighted to announce I have received the first actual printed hard copies of my debut novel; The Love Detective - and they look utterly wonderful!

This Friday, the 6th July 2018, I will be launching my novel alongside Dr Nat Tanoh at the Novel London double book launch at Hatchards, Kings Cross. I will be reading an extract from The Love Detective and will have a limited number of copies available to purchase - so do be there if you want to be amongst the first to get your hands on a copy! You can find out more about the event here:

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Angela Dyson

ANGELA DYSON ditched her London life and downsized her home to move to the sticks in Surrey, to follow her dream to become a professional author. She loves to write but to pay the bills (Angela soon discovered that utility companies, bank managers and landlords aren’t known for their generosity and understanding natures,) she had to squeeze the writing in with working for a living. Some of the jobs to which she only gave half her attention have included working for a recording studio and a record label, running a building maintenance company where pretty much the only upside was getting to boss a lot of men about all day, doing a bit of plus size modelling (strictly clothes on) and, for one memorable summer, making a living reading palms on a Greek Island.

Thankfully, Angela is now able to spend much more of her time engaging in my true passion – writing. She pens columns for a variety of local newspapers and magazines, has won awards for my short stories and is excited to be beginning her blogging journey with the creation of her website.

Even more excitingly, she is about to be a published author! Her debut novel, The Love Detective, will be released on 28th September 2018. So Angela now has a busy summer ahead promoting her new work.

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