Born Guilty (Joe Sixsmith #2)
Description: Joe Sixsmith, the black, balding, British, middle-aged private eye is back, landing in more trouble than he has ever known. He fights off angry cops, demented druggies and the matchmaking machinations of his Auntie Mirabelle--on his way to finding the scoop about the body he found in a cardboard box at the graveyard.
Back with the native Lutonians: dead baby in a box, lesbian/paedophile school marm, Ukranian Nazi war criminal in hiding, a Gary Glitter t-shirt (this was penned before ...more
It took me a while to get into this. I couldn't really remember what the first in this series was like and wasn't quite sure what to make of this for a while. In the end I found it gripping and very entertaining.
The good thing about keeping track of the books you read is that you can look back and see what you thought about the first in the series.
it's a bit of a farce, a bit of a caper, a lot of a funny crime novel and mainly just very enjoyable to read.
This one never really struck me as farce...more
After National Service (1955-57) and studying English at St Catherine's College, Oxford University (1957-60) he worked as a teacher for many years, rising to Senior Lecturer at Doncaster College of Education. In 1980 he retired from ...more