Headcase

Headcase Art thieves should be shot Which is why Chris Honeysett painter aesthete and when money s particularly tight private investigator in Bath very nearly didn t take the case After all the police have

  • Title: Headcase
  • Author: Peter Helton
  • ISBN: 9780786715299
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Art thieves should be shot Which is why Chris Honeysett, painter, aesthete and when money s particularly tight private investigator in Bath, very nearly didn t take the case After all, the police have much better resources for tracking stolen works of art Only his classic Citro n needs work, his studio is falling down, and the price of sea bass just goes up and up TheArt thieves should be shot Which is why Chris Honeysett, painter, aesthete and when money s particularly tight private investigator in Bath, very nearly didn t take the case After all, the police have much better resources for tracking stolen works of art Only his classic Citro n needs work, his studio is falling down, and the price of sea bass just goes up and up Then an old friend, seemingly unconnected to the case, is murdered, and Chris finds himself high on a short list of suspects than a little distracted as he sets out to find the killer He soon discovers that when dealing with professional criminals, taking your eye off the ball can have fatal consequences Murder appears even brutal against the genteel fa ade of the Georgian city, where tourists are enjoying an exceptional summer But there is bubbling under the surface of Bath than just a hot sulphurous spring.
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    • Cece says:

      Mentioned on stopyourekillingme in the "What we're reading" column, this is the first of three (so far, I hope) mysteries built around an artist/detective based near Bath, England. Witty in the "oh-that was a funny line" style-it doesn't ever beat you over the head or preen, just waits for the reader to notice and chuckle. Slightly over-involved mystery, but it all comes untangled in the end with the deux ex machina so often found in mysteries-the unexpected visitor.

    • LeeAnne says:

      This is the first in a series of three (so far) mysteries featuring Bath artist/PI Chris Honeysett and his pals Annis and Tim. This one begins with Chris being called on to recover some stolen art. Along the way, Chris's friend Jenny, cook and caretaker at a halfway home, is murdered. With these two "mysteries" on his plate, Chris suffers numerous broken bones and concussions all while picking up a nasty smoking habit and drinking enough Stella to pickle the livers of an entire football team. Th [...]

    • Monica says:

      I certainly didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. “Headcase” is the first book in a series by Peter Helton featuring a number of quirky characters such as Chris Honeysett who is the detective and painter, and Tim, his sidekick who has some very interesting skills when it comes to breaking into anything that is locked.Plot summary: “Art thieves should be shot. Which is why Chris Honeysett, painter, gourmet cook and amateur sleuth, very nearly doesn't take the case. But his cl [...]

    • Joan says:

      The proof-reading and formatting are pretty dire all-in-all, but this is an Endeavour Press publication so I should have been forewarned.The writing is lovely - well, not ‘lovely’, but it packs a punch and says a lot in a few words. This is a crime story after all. So Jenny was around somewhere. I found her in the sitting room. I briefly threw up on to the carpet. Not much, just a short heaving, a little liquid spilled out and then it stopped. Everything stopped, apart from a curious racing [...]

    • Linda Burns says:

      Read a few pages and couldn't keep track due to the way the writing jumped from one scenario to another without either a gap in the paragraphs or written explanation (e.g. one minute Chris was having lunch with Jenny then the next paragraph jumped to trying to get hold of Simon ) It was very confusing

    • Reggie Billingsworth says:

      Over all, this was an enjoyable read, with some novel takes on various anti-stereotypical characters and much witty dialogue, only slightly obstructed by possibly one too many plots lines. Published around 2005, it naturally shows a bit of a beard around the 'hi-tech' use but that has to be forgiven for the very nature of that ridiculously accelerating world and how it affects all of us. Thanks be for the convenient and ever useful talents of a good old fashioned expert lock picker then.Helton's [...]

    • Elizabeth says:

      I enjoyed the the mysteries, the characters, the pace and the setting. Chris Honeysett is interesting and amusing although he is found too often at time of crises incapacitated by drink and this gets tiresome. Getting drunk most every night doesn't say much for Honeysett's judgement in the long run. The fact that all his companions are usually in the same shape detracts from the story.Over all I liked it enough to give the series another try.

    • Terri says:

      I like the mysteries that keep me guessing and have twists that are plausible.

    • Joy says:

      Great title!

    • MaryAnn says:

      I like this author! His main character's sense of humor, along with the antics of his clients, co-workers and crooks, make these a fun read without being too silly.

    • Jenine says:

      Had to stop when the chief inspector asks our private investigator, "Whose side are you on?!" Oy.

    • Sharon says:

      Lots of things that made me smile. Worth finding more.

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