Death Of An Angel : Derek Farrell
A woman is found dead in a London street - the evidence suggests she plummeted to her death from a nearby tower block – but did she fall or was she pushed? And why does she have Danny Bird’s name written on the back of her hand?
So begins this 4th magnificent outing for Danny and the gang from The Marq.
In the frame for a murder he didn’t commit, London’s self-proclaimed Sherlock Homo has no choice but to don his metaphorical deerstalker one more time to prove his innocence and uncover the truth about the tragic death of Cathy Byrne.
With the indomitably louche Lady Caz by his side, Danny plunges headlong into a complex investigation while at the same time trying to be a dutiful son to his increasingly secretive parents, and still find the time to juggle his frustratingly moribund love-life.
Praise for Death Of An Angel
“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. – Jo Perry, author of the celebrated Charlie & Rose books
“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.” - Verity Wilde
Praise for the Danny Bird books.
“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.”