Jason Davis : Curly at Long Odds

Curly at Long Odds

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Humor, Mysteries & Thrillers

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Carl Hiaasen, Janet Evanovich, Dave Barry, The Flashman series

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Print Length

83 pages

Publisher

Jason Davis

Publication Date

March 25, 2014

Language

English

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When Aussie ex-cricketer and ex-showerer Ashley "Curly" Gibson gets the call from Cricket Australia, it's not to parachute him into the Test team, it's to babysit them while they take on England on the Ashes tour of 2013. They need him to keep the big names out of the papers, clear of strip joints and free of more fisticuffs with opposition players. His PI career being what it is, a bit of all-expenses-paid chaperone work sounds like easy money until an Indian betting syndicate also makes him an offer he can't refuse: help fix some matches or get the mother of all smallpox booster shots. Throw in a sex-crazed physiotherapist, Mickey Arthur's pending lawsuit, a drugs investigation headed by Curly's best friend and an American ex-cop with a penchant for the macabre and you've got the kind of tour you can't get on a London bus.

Editorial Reviews

I found "Curly at Long Odds" in a post by the author on Reddit and figured I'd give it a try. It's cleverly written and has quite a few funny references to things I love (Monty Python, Stephen King, and serial killers to name a few). The synopsis is fitting, we follow an ex-cricketer and a variety of colorful characters that are easily relatable. There's humor, there's crime, and even a little bit of action. Knowledge of the sport and/or location are not needed to enjoy it at all. Immediately after reading, I wish it were a little bit longer, but its brevity has left me excited for another installment. Grab this book if you enjoy crime and/or humor novels, you will not be disappointed!

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