Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Stumped” as Want to Read:
Stumped
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Stumped

by
3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A Screwball Noir

It is election time in Ireland and a lot more is about to change for Grant, a new arrival from England, and his wheelchair-bound friend Mary, than their political representatives.

Their friend, Sinead, has been kidnapped, and her brother, Pat, has disappeared. Charged with tracking them down, Grant and Mary are soon caught between a vicious Dublin gangster
...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by 280 Steps
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Stumped, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Stumped

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-36)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Keith Nixon
Feb 24, 2015 Keith Nixon rated it really liked it
Grant, a new arrival from England to Dublin, and his wheelchair-bound companion, Mary have a problem. Grant’s flatmate, Sinead, has gone missing from the house they share, only a bloody severed finger left in her place. There’s also a note addressed to Pat which says Sinead has been kidnapped, she’ll be released once ‘the package’ has been returned. Any delay in doing so will cost Sinead more fingers and going to the authorities will cost her life. The problem is neither Grant nor Mary has the ...more
Col
Nov 16, 2014 Col rated it really liked it
Shelves: k, 2014
Synopsis/blurb……

“...a unique combination of comedy, both gentle and black, and Grand Guignol murder and mayhem. The story is full of clever and convincing twists at every turn and is packed with characters, especially villains, drawn with an almost Dickensian colour and intensity. Funny, engaging, fast-paced and hugely enjoyable. And the style is all Rob Kitchin’s. Thoroughly recommended.”
---Michael Russell, author of THE CITY OF STRANGERS

It is election time in Ireland and a lot more is about to
...more
Louise
Dec 03, 2014 Louise rated it liked it
When Grant returns home to find a severed finger on his mantle, it is the start of a pattern that he has to break. With the help of his new friend Mary he seeks to find their mutual friend Sinead.

I found this novel hard to get into, I am not sure it actually captivated me. I felt the author tried to include too many factors in the book. The individual characters are great, but I felt there were too many strong ones fighting for the readers attention.

I enjoyed the blossoming relationship between
...more
John Sheridan
John Sheridan rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2014
Gillian Roche
Gillian Roche rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2015
Paul Brazill
Paul Brazill rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2014
Eric Williams
Eric Williams marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2014
Nicola Fantom
Nicola Fantom marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Cal Littlehales
Cal Littlehales marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Linda
Linda marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Sandra Beck
Sandra Beck marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Kay Butz
Kay Butz marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Rachel Hall
Rachel Hall marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Lauren Pike
Lauren Pike marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Lisa Cobb Sabatini marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Frederick Rotzien
Frederick Rotzien marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Erin
Erin marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Tammy Pooser
Tammy Pooser marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Betty
Betty marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Eileen
Eileen marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Brandy
Brandy marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Chris
Chris marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Seanna Yeager
Seanna Yeager marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Alice Taylor
Alice Taylor marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
MICHAEL BARTON
MICHAEL BARTON marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Vykki
Vykki marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Miosoti Negron
Miosoti Negron marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Callie
Callie marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Elizabeth
Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Amber
Amber marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Kiwi
Kiwi marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Tran
Tran marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Jason
Jason marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Tasha
Tasha marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1050570
I'm a professor at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the author of four crime novels and two collections of short stories, and author or editor of 24 academic books and a 12 volume encyclopedia. My passions are reading and writing crime fiction and undertaking research on social issues. I contribute to three blogs: The View From the Blue House, Ireland After NAMA, and The ...more
More about Rob Kitchin...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »