Snatched: A British black comedy


      Snatched: A British black comedy
George Lepage, the Hulliborn s new director, dreams of bringing the Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, with its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, to the museum But an unhinged ex staff member is determined to wreak havoc, and when the museum is burgled, the fate of the exhibition hangs dangerously in the balance. Download Snatched: A British black comedy – tbjewellers.co.uk

Bill James born 1929 is a pseudonym of James Tucker, a Welsh novelist He also writes under his own name and the pseudonyms David Craig and Judith Jones He was a reporter with the Daily Mirror and various other newspapers after serving with the RAF He is married, with four children, and lives in South Wales.The bulk of his output under the Bill James pseudonym is the Harpur and Iles series Colin Harpur is a Detective Chief Inspector and Desmond Iles is the Assistant Chief Constable in an unnamed coastal city in southwestern England Harpur and Iles are complemented by an evolving cast of other recurring characters on both sides of the law The books are characterized by a grim humour and a bleak view of the relationship between the public, the police force and the criminal element The first few are designated A Detective Colin Harpur Novel but as the series progressed they began to be published with the designation A Harpur Iles Mystery.His best known work, written under the David Craig pseudonym and originally titled Whose Little Girl are You, is The Squeeze, which was turned into a film starring Stacy Keach, Edward Fox and David Hemmings The fourth Harpur Iles novel, Protection, was televised by the BBC in 1996 as Harpur Iles, starring Aneirin Hughes as Harpur and Hywel Bennett as Iles.http en.wikipedia.org wiki Bill_James_ novelist

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Snatched: A British black comedy
  • Bill James
  • English
  • 27 November 2019
  • 0727883798

10 thoughts on “ Snatched: A British black comedy

  1. says:

    A funny look down the rabbit hole at a minor British museum in the bad old Thatcher days Funding and staff have been cut, the Director has died and his successor s only hope of keeping the doors open is to snag a touring exhibit of Ancient Japanese Surgical instruments Meanwhile, the widow has gone off to perhaps become a lesbian in Egypt, staff members are shagging in the dioramas, art of perhaps dubious provenance has been stolen off the walls And then there s ...

  2. says:

    After reading the blurb I was expecting antics which were a cross between the folks at blandings combined with Tom Sharpes Porterhouse blues However whilst all the ingredients for a comic farce were present , including nudity, bizarre Japanese Professors, an incidental art heist, and depa...

  3. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable He has visions of early retirement, and perhaps like his predecessor, and his predecessor s predecessor a knighthood.But circumstances do their best to snatch his happy dreams away from him First a deranged former staff member causes a riot in the Folk Dep I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable He has vision...

  4. says:

    In my opinion, this book isn t deserving of even the one star I gave it To say I didn t like it is an understatement to say the least But I have a stubborn streak that prevents me from putting a book down once I ve started reading it, even if it s awful I will give any book a chance for redemption until it s very last word Superbly writtenDarkly funny dialog and brilliantly provocative prose was what I was promised by the cover And yet that s not at all what I received Designed to be In my opinion, this book isn t deserving of even the one star I gave it To say I didn t like it is an understatement to say the least But I have a stubborn streak that prevents me from putting a book down once I ve started reading it, even if it s awful I will give any book a chance for redemption until it s very last word Superbly writtenDarkly funny dialog and brilliantly provocative prose was what I was promised by the cover And yet that s not at all what I received Designed to be a farce, the tale lacked clarity and purpose, and not in a...

  5. says:

    George LePage is new to his post of Museum Director He is ready to bring in a coveted traveling exhibition of ancient Japanese medical tools, bask in a little glory, and retire young ish But then there s the matter of the disgruntled paleontologist former museum employee who may have gone mad, live nudity in the prehistoric Britain display, and an art curator who may have wasted a big pile of money on fake El Greco paintings, which are subsequently burgled, anyway The relaxing last years of George LePage is new to his post of Museum Director He is ready to bring in a coveted traveling exhibition of ancient Japanese medical tools, bask in a little glory, and retire young ish But then there s the matter of the disgruntled paleontologist former museum employee who may have gone mad, live nudity in the prehistoric Britain display, and an art curator who may have wasted a big pile of money on fake El Greco paintings, which are subsequently burgled, anyway The relaxing last years of his career are not to be.Quite hilarious if you have been an academic or a museu...

  6. says:

    Bill Jams occasionally offers glimpses of the type of twisted humor that has made the Harpur and Illes mysteries so great While this is a lesser effort, I found it funny and interesting Good for Bill a James fans as we hope forappearances of his great detective characters.

  7. says:

    This is not a comedy by my standards, but it does have all the virtues of a farce with a tight plot taking all members of the cast into unknown territory It s enjoyable.http opionator.wordpress.com 2014 0 This is not a comedy by my standards, but it does have all the virtues of a farc...

  8. says:

    Strange story, would probably make a very funny British comedy

  9. says:

    A bit of a mixed bag, part fun absurd romp, part densely written comedic character study Overall I liked it, but it wasa bit of silly fun than a compelling read.

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