Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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A SHOT IN THE DARK by Lynne Truss, Raven Books, PS12.99 (ebook PS10.99).

HHHH H LYNNE TRUSS wrote the best-selling punctuation guide Eats, Shoots and Leaves and is a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, newspaper columns and radio dramas.

A Shot In The Dark is based on Truss' Radio 4 comedy thriller, The Casebook Of Inspector Steine. Super-keen new boy Constable Twitten is sent to keep an eye on AS Crystal, a vitriolic theatre critic and Twitten ends up with a murder on his hands.

Steine's deputy, the long-suffering Sergeant Brunswick, is soon pounding the streets of Brighton looking for suspects among the cast of colourful characters. Inspector Steine is a bit blinkered and not as clever as he thinks, while Mrs Groynes, the police station charlady who keeps everyone supplied with tea and cakes, is much cleverer than she appears.

Set in 1950s Brighton, A Shot In The Dark is an intricately plotted murder mystery that's darkly humorous and beautifully written. …

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