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The Case of the Torn Yellow Socks

(Inspector Cullot Mystery Series #4)

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Another nail-biting murder investigation for Inspector Cullot, and his world-famous Murder Squad. As well as Inspector Cullot himself, as suave, debonair and ruthless as ever, we meet again the beautiful, sophisticated Stephanie Gorge, Cullot
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Independently Published
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Stefania Mattana
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Case Of The Torn Yellow Socks is another witty mystery story by Alan Handy, who started the series with (still my favourite!) “The Case Of The Tattooed Buttocks”. If you haven’t figured out where Mr Hardy comes from, you can totally get it by reading his books, so pleasantly full of British humour which I personally like very much. The detective story is clever and well structured, with an all around main character, legit villains, and vivid side kicks. Mr Hardy painted again a realistic and ...more
Susanne Leist
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has a motley cast of characters. Inspector Cullot reminds me of Hercule Poirot but with a sense of humor and patience to deal with his silly team. Collot's daughter, Stephanie, plays a beauty who flaunts her body at every chance. Sergeant Watkins enjoys beautiful women as evidenced by his over-the-top treatment of Hilda. The last of the group is poor PC Blunt who is lost by the fancy wordplay of the others. However, sometimes, common sense is more useful than posh and polish.
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Trebonius Octavianus
Classic 5 Star Read!

Very well written, The Case Of The Torn Yellow Socks by Alan Hardy is a witty piece of fiction if I do say so for myself. And I thoroughly enjoyed the authors style of story telling because it really took me out of my reality; I felt at times placed along with a cast of likable characters in amusing comic mystery. Bravo!
Sabrina Devonshire
Inspector Cullot has another mystery to solve. Three wealthy men have been murdered in a posh London apartment. Prepare yourself for an entertaining story full of surprising twists and dark humor. Don’t miss it.
Lorraine Carey
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another outing for Inspector Cullot and his squad, up against murder and criminal gangs again. Full of twists and turns, and laugh-out-loud moments. Plenty of wit, thrills and suspense. With some great characters, and plot-twists.
Michele
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PC Blunt's words could have been penned by ee cummings! Convoluted, thoroughly confusing and the bane of Sergeant Watkin's life. Only a master of the English language could have written these lines (Alan Hardy is a director of an English language school for foreign students). The only one not confused was Inspector Cullot--and that includes me--I found myself attempting to decipher what PC Blunt was trying to say and keeping up with everything else at the same time.

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S.R. Mallery
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***** A Fun, Very British Whodunit!

In Alan Hardy’s typically well-written, erudite fashion, this time we are introduced to not only a murder case involving a pair of yellow socks, we are privy to how the “famous” Detective Cullot solves his crimes. Much like a highly-skilled doctor, performing his rounds with his young interns in tow, Chief Detective Cullot is surrounded by newbie (and sometimes clueless) police detectives––and his daughter, Stephanie. Besides the fun of having the hunt for the
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Lynn Cooper
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cullot has done it again! As the inspector ties up loose ends in the climax and Sergeant Watkins says, “Fiendishly clever, sir,” he could just as easily be talking about the way the author weaves such a satisfying, brilliantly fast-paced whodunit. What truly sets Alan Hardy’s books apart is the witty, staccato repartee between Inspector Cullot and his bumbling but likable underlings. Despite hilarious miscommunications amongst them—including Cullot’s feisty and fetching daughter Stephanie, whose ...more
Carmel Audsley
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book in the Inspector Cullot series is tongue in cheek and laugh out loud hilarious. The ‘crack team’ of detectives consists of the gormless PC Blunt who is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, the doting and faithful sidekick Detective Sergeant Watkins, and the inappropriately dressed and attractive Detective Constable who happens to be Inspector Cullot’s daughter and delights in calling him Daddykins. They are searching for the murderer of three wealthy men but even if there hadn’t ...more
Veronica
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If there were more than 5 stars, this book would definitely get them. I loved this story from beginning to end. Imagine The Pink Panther spoofing Sherlock Holmes in a farce directed and written by Mel Brooks (no actually written by Alan Hardy). This is a laugh-out-loud treat all the way through. Really gets the endorphins flowing. I could actually imagine it being a BritCom while I read it. This one was a freebie with my Kindle Unlimited; now I need to get some more money so I can read the rest ...more
Ju Ephraime
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The whimpering shaking, Blunt, the overly aggressive Watkin, the indomitable Stephanie and the authoritative Cullot is a cast of characters that will have you laughing your head off in this British comedy, as they investigate a series of murders.
There is a good plot twist that I didn’t see coming and it’s all in the colors. What a great puzzle to solve, and the fighting with the most unlikely weapons is hilarious. A great mystery that will have you LOL.
Young Young
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Alan Hardy's "Inspector Cullot Mystery Series" has a contemporary tint of Agatha Christie's "Hercule Poirot series". Filled with glamor and a who-did-it to boot. I love the author's writing style. This book has it all - a thrilling series of murders, high drama, nail-biting suspense, jittery intrigue, and last but by no means least, antsy anticipation to what is to happen next. An excellent read.
Dee
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read a lot of this authors books, and the Inspector Cullot Mystery Series books are amongst his best, in my opinion. The Case Of The Torn Yellow Socks, does not disappoint. PC Blunt is one of my personal favourite characters. And what’s the relevance of the colour of the victims’ socks? You will have to read it to find out
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