Death Of A Sinner : Pride Edition 2021 : Derek Farrell
This novella was first published in a limited edition Tete Beche edition along with fellow Fahrenheit Press author Jo Perry.
Death Of A Sinner has been unavailable in any physical format since 2019 and it's been brought back to mark Pride Month 2021 to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charities.
Sinners Palace is a reality tv show from the makers of The Real Househusbands of Colchester, Dairy Farm Lock-In and Suicide Vest Karaoke.
The undisputed star of Sinners is Cartier Cobb, a glorious tabloid monster with a vicious tongue and a merciless bullying streak to match. While the cast are assembled for filming in The Marquess Of Queensbury public house it emerges that there may be a murderer in their midst and naturally, Cartier Cobb is convinced that she was the real target.
Aware that the landlord of the pub also has a sideline as a reluctant amateur sleuth, Cartier insists that he helps uncover the murderer she’s convinced is out to get her.
So begins another adventure for Danny Bird and the unflappable Lady Caz as this time they strive to unmask a killer while navigating the sordid, petty and duplicitous world of reality tv.
Praise for Derek Farrell and his Danny Bird Series
“Farrell's great talent for mixing dark and light is at its most powerful and masterful. This is an ambitious, hilarious, heart-stopping and heartbreaking mystery that succeeds in every possible way.
“There are some proper social issues here: Danny’s investigation touches on gentrification, house prices, dodgy developers, dubious councillors lining their own pockets and high-end flats sitting empty because they’ve been bought as an investment by the rich, while people from the area are being forced out by a lack of affordable housing and high rents. That all makes the book sound serious and worthy – and it’s totally not. This is the best of Danny – mysteries with a conscience, that will entertain you but also make you think without clubbing you over the head with A Message.”
“A witty and eloquent page turner with laugh out loud moments”
“A classic whodunit brought bang up to date.”
“A modern day Cluedo.”
“Impossible to compartmentalise into one genre, the plot twists and turns through a thoroughly modern tale that will have you totally hooked.”
“A book full of clever plotting.”
“Excellent pacy story, great characters and laugh out loud jokes in places.”
“Funny and ferociously complex.”
“This is a very, very good book. The writing makes it such an easy read. Character development is quite brilliant and I really felt for the protagonist. Would highly recommend.”
“Feels like a mash-up of Poirot and the best British sitcoms. And that's a very good thing. Has all the makings of a cracking crime series.”
“Very different to any murder mystery I've read before, and I loved it. It had me laughing out loud times. A clever well written book that I highly recommend a definite must read.”