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For Nic the mechanic 'grease monkey extraordinaire' life is becoming a journey of stories: good, bad, happy and sad. When Siobhan McConnell beautiful, dynamic, but shadowed by secrets - hurtles into his world, Nic's life bounces between tragedy, romance and thriller. Framed for armed robbery, it seems he's on the brink of losing everything until he's offered the 'job-of-a- ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published May 29th 2010 by Legends Press (first published August 27th 2006)
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Paul Burman’s work defies genre distinctions. His latest novel, The Grease Monkey’s Tale is part thriller, part romance, and part mystery. The plot is high tension and fast paced, but it isn’t a story driven by the plot. Instead, it's a character driven journey – a story of lost and found that poses more questions than answers. Nic is the protagonist of the title – a mechanic whose flash car and fancy home is underscored by tragedy. He has somehow come to terms with the loss of his family when a ...more
Kathleen Maher
Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Paul Burman's The Grease Monkey's tale is an exciting off-road adventure. A modern noir-ish thriller, the story relates how Nic the mechanic—the grease monkey of the title—takes one wrong step and finds himself spiraling into ever-more dangerous circumstances.

The story begins entertainingly with a dangerously attractive woman (possibly named Siobhan—possibly not), peeling into Nic's garage and coyly urging him to fix her Porsche–even though there's a dealership down the street. Nic is mildly sus
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Paul Burman was born in Northamptonshire, England, but currently lives in Port Fairy, Australia.

He’s worked in a wine-bottling factory, a deep freeze, a plumbing warehouse, the Post Office; he’s been an English teacher, a shop assistant, a maize ‘castrator’ in the south of France, and he once had a newspaper round until a neighbour’s dog bit him.

As a child, he lied about his age to become a Beefea

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