The first novel in a darkly humorous London-based crime series featuring bisexual private detective Duffy.
Dan Kavanagh was born in County Sligo in 1946. Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery and petty theft, he left home at 17 and signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer-wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eatery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San Francisco. He is currently working in London at jobs he declines to specify, and lives in north Islington.
Exciting, funny and refreshingly nastyThe characterization is exact, the action gripping, and the writing pleasantly ironic - THE TIMESDan Kavanagh effortlessly jumped to the top of the crime writers' league - SPECTATORTreat yourself. One of the most colourful and entertaining English thrillers - EVENING STANDARDThe laughs are as many as the gasps - FINANCIAL TIMESMarvellously aerated by bubbles of Mr Kavanagh's very dry, sly, wide-ranging and Eighties humour - SUNDAY TIMES