He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others.
For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all....
©2016 Andrew Cartmel (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
"The Vinyl Detective is one of the sharpest and most original characters I've seen for a long time." (David Quantick)
"Marvellously inventive and endlessly fascinating." (Publishers Weekly)
really enjoyed it. unusual story line; loved the jazz content.; I learned a lot about vinyl & got to regretting all the records that I had discarded years ago! the one thing that really jarred with me was an explicit sex scene that could have been omitted without any impact on storyline. I grabbed the remote & fast_forwarded through it & fortunately no children around but would have preferred not to have stumbled across it. why don't books have ratings as movies do??
Great listen. Well written. Great characters. I laughed out loud at the dialogue. Well read. Well plotted. You can never seen the next twist.
I loved this book. it's a mad adventure with more twists than a vodka martini.
I really can't wait for his second offering, coming out in 2017, I'm told.
The writing is tight, funny and rip-roaring.
I also loved the narration.
This was a great experience.
"A real entertaining change"
I loved this audio book. The narration was good and the storyline different and engaging. I liked the characters and thought it a good listen and made a refreshing change on the usual crime/detective story. Nothing too gory or especially brain warping but overall an entertaining book. Would recommend.
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