Poet in the Gutter (Sam Turner #1)
John Baker – 1st in series
Indigo, 1995 – Paperback (U.K. Release)
Recovering alcoholic Sam Turner keeps telling people he’s a private investigator. But when a friend asks Sam to find out if his wife is being unfaithful and then ends up murdered, Sam, with the help of a retired schoolteacher, a homeless youth and his pool-hall friend, becomes an investigator for real.
*** Sam and the crew he picks up along the way are diverse and delightful. Although th...more
the closest detective to home that i've found yet i think, presuming baker's location of york is closer to me than edinburgh which i'm fairly certain it is. this wasn't really a mystery in many ways, who dunnit with what and why were clear to the reader early on in the book. the plot really came from watching the cast of characters that sam turner assembled to solve the crime. this was very much a first act in a series, an introduction, and i'll reserve my judgement until i see what the cast can...more
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