Today I’m on the blog tour for a rerelease of possibly my favourite of mr Oliver tidy’s series. Bad sons is the first in the series of Booker and Cash novels. the novel is about:
David Booker returns to Romney Marsh on the south coast of England for a holiday. He is expecting to spend time helping his aunt and uncle pack up the stock of their second-hand bookshop in preparation for a happy retirement.
He arrives in Dymchurch on a miserable April night to find his relatives missing without word or clue regarding their whereabouts. As events unravel, the outlook of the local police pushes Booker to search for his own answers to the questions surrounding his family’s disappearance.
To unravel the mystery he will have to put himself in danger.
Will Booker find the answers he needs and make it out alive?
This novel features my ideal life living in a bookstore/coffee shop and solving mysteries. Booker and cash as protagonists are both flawed but yet immensely realistic and likeable people Throughout this novel you encounter Oliver’s trademark wit, which makes the reading experience all the more enjoyable.
I enjoyed the cosy crime aspect to this novel and the fact that again we have two characters solving a mystery who are slightly different to your typical crime protagonists.
I have often wondered considering the authors origins if this novel might be a little autobiographical in places. Throughout the story you find yourself being drawn to the areas of romney marsh and dymchurch almost like they are also characters in the book.
There is plenty of plot twists and turns and enough chills and thrills to keep most readers entertained. I have long been a fan of Oliver’s because I like my novels to be well written, with a little bit of wit and full of interesting characters and these are things Oliver delivers in Spades. Booker and cash are fascinating and receive a solid 5* from me, although I may be drawing my pension before he finally releases the next in the series.