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Fallen on Good Times

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Fairy tales are warnings. Legend is history. Monsters are real.
Paranormal detective Laslo Kane learned the truth the hard way. He's had enough of the supernatural trying to kill him, but his latest job offer could provide him with a way out. A desperate investor has come to him for help investigating the murder of his business partner, and the money he is offering could ch
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published May 31st 2014 by Paddy's Daddy Publishing (first published May 29th 2014)
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Mark Wilson
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A remarkably assured debut from Rewan Tremethick. 

Fallen on Good Times is one of those rare novels that pulls you into a genre you'd never normally connect with. Tremethick's writing is engaging, pacey, and smart without being smart-ass. Fallen on Good Times is perfectly-paced in that the narrative barrels along, but gives enough exposition of the characters and their backgrounds to keep you engaged in the story but not distracted or bogged down in characterisation. Too often, interior monologue
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book started out a bit slow. I hung in there and by the end was very glad I did.
I will say it was well written, with some very interesting characters. Once the pace picked up, I found myself engrossed in the story and wanting more.
If you're looking for something with an element of paranormal, lots of action, and even a bit of humor, look no further, this ones for you.
Cathy Ryan
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laslo Kane, a paranormal detective living in 1920s Pilgrim’s Wane during prohibition, is broke, down on his luck and minus his girlfriend. Not renowned for solving regular cases, Laslo deals with the supernatural and his two worlds overlap making solving crimes that much more difficult. And as most of the residents of Pilgrim’s Wane are oblivious to the vampires, werewolves, trolls and demons inhabiting the city, they tend to think of Laslo as incompetent. When an old lady asked Laslo to find he ...more
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was a good kick in the pants for me. A little noir with some humor and paranormal were all a part of this book. I enjoyed the way the author introduced the characters to the reader as well. Vampires, werewolves, and ghosts were fun and entertaining book in this book. * This book was given to me from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Barb Taub
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The movie version of Fallen on Good Timeswould have to be in black and white, or at least that kind of “color” involving dark shots with only the occasional shock of red. Of course, there would be a monologue voiceover, delivered in a pack-a-day gravelly monotone. In this debut novel, author Rewan Tremethick builds an urban fantasy that rests comfortably on the solid shoulders of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. His hardboiled, prohibition-liquor-swilling detective, Lazlo Kane, does indeed ...more
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this quick and quirky read. And with only 188 pages, it's quick and ideal for a commuter read.

Laslo Kane is your arch-typical private detective and I could picture him perfectly from old detective movies. Broke, girlfriend left him and he is still longing for her. He is not a very successful detective and has to take on almost any job. And there is a special twist with Laslo, as he finds he is more successful when investigating crimes with a supernatural twist in his home town. Werewol
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Let me just come out and say that this book will be included on my list of best book that I’ve read this year. It’s extremely well written and charming.

I puzzled over where to place Laslo Kane in my vast library of private detective knowledge. I was torn at first between Sam Spade and Harry Dresden. Then a most miraculous thing happened about half way through the book. I realized that Laslo Kane was his own private detective. He doesn’t remain tortured at
Diane Coto
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Meet Laslo Kane, a Private Detective down on his luck, in Pilgrim’s Wane in 1920. In his first person account, he says, “I had less money than I could fit in my mouth, an ex-girlfriend who I missed more than words allowed me to say, and a steady stream of desperate wackos with nowhere else to turn and stories so ludicrous no one else would give them a second’s thought.”

A nervous Darius Targar was one of the first clients we meet. It seems the City Bank encountered three robbers connected with th
Rosie Amber
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fallen on Good Times is an Urban Fantasy. It mixes the American style city of Pilgrim's Wane in a prohibition like era, similar to those years between 1919 and 1933, with a paranormal world.

P.I. Laslo Kane is a lousy detective, his business hit rock bottom, his girlfriend left him, a friend has been murdered and the only clients who will touch him are not of this world.He's like to get out and have an ordinary job, something easy like bar work, in a non-alcoholic bar of course. But with prohibit
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fallen on Good Times successfully melds two worlds - the world of 1920s Noir with its hardboiled, smart-talking PI Laslo Kane and the urban fantasy world of ghosts, werewolves and vampires. It’s a clever idea and a clever book, full of humour, action, mystery and witty one-liners from the hero Laslo, a man whose ineptitude as a ‘normal’ PI has brought him into a world where the rules don’t necessarily apply. Add to this a case that sets him against the Mob and an ex-girlfriend he’s still in love ...more
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Humorously quirky similes and metaphors string together the narrative of a complex mystery involving the local mob, business investors, a dozen murders, and a bank deposit made forcibly at gunpoint. The backstory is intricately and masterfully woven into the forward momentum of the story. Take a noir detective story and intersperse it with the fantasy world of werewolves, vampires, trolls, and goblins, and you have the world depicted in Fallen on Good Times. This book reads quickly, even with fr ...more
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You never appreciate what you've got until it's replaced by zombies."

This book is a detective noir with a paranormal spin. I don't think I've ever read any kind of detective noir fiction (or non-fiction for that matter) but I have read a ton of paranormal, and this book definitely skews towards the detective side of things. Honestly, for a good chunk of the book, the paranormal aspect feels kind of lacking, it feels a little bit like an afterthought, but it becomes more involved by the end, an
Danielle Shipley
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I can personally vouch for this novel’s suitability as a read to pass the time during a long day of air travel. Pilgrim’s Wane is a far more interesting place than an airport – to the point that, for the first while, I wished to spend even more time among the city’s supernatural elements firsthand, rather than largely hearing about it via narrating protagonist Laslo Kane. Happily, the deeper Laslo gets into his investigation, the more exciting local color comes to light. Vampire thugs, spectral ...more
J. Marie
I got a kick out of this book. A little noir with a little humor with a little (well, maybe more than a little) paranormal. It took me a bit to catch on to the fact that all paranormal elements were a "go" in private detective Laslo Kane's world, but once I did, I enjoyed the matter-of-fact way that he introduced the characters that fit the bill. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, etc. I don't know if I always agreed with or followed the logic of the case and deductions made to solve it, but Kane is ...more
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
With Fallen on Good Times, Rewan Tremethick has created an unconventional combination of a paranormal crime series with a humorous touch in the 1920s. Fallen on Good Times is the promising start of a series. You can't help getting to like Laslo more and more as the story develops. He is quite a character, he made me shake my head, hold my breath, urge him on - you can see I was drawn into the story. It is a fast and entertaining read. This is for you if you like paranormal crime and a character ...more
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Private Detective takes on the mob with a difference. I enjoyed the humour in this book and will read this author again.
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Rewan (not pronounced 'Rowan') Tremethick is a British author who was named after a saint. St Ruan was invulnerable to wolves; Rewan isn't. Rewan is a fan of clever plots, strong women who don't have to be described using words like 'feisty', and epic music. He has dabbled in stand-up comedy, radio presenting, and writing sentences without trying to make a joke. He balances his desire to write som ...more

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