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Payback: A Mystery
by Alan Dunn
It is early February and security consultant, ex-cop and some-time detective Billy Oliphant is suffering from more than just winter blues. His girlfriend is on a year’s sabbatical in North America. His ex-wife is on honeymoon with her new husband - and Billy’s left babysitting his 16-year-old daughter. Billy's friend, Sly, thinks that a free luxury weekend at the Forestcra...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 3rd 2003 by Minotaur Books
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I've only just now started to delve into the mystery genre. From what I can tell, this was a pretty good book, and it held my interest. But it could be slow at times. And it always disappoints me when the ending isn't as great as the building up to it.
An enjoyable detective novel told with a hint of wry British humour, replete with twists and surprises that make it the more enjoyable. The plot fulfills the promise of the book's title in an enjoyable way. Well written, clever, enjoyable.