The first in the I RETRU GRADE series:
The trilogy features the same Jewish-Irish wisecracking yarn-spinning shamus and two or three other individuals. The background and character of the private eye and of his Bohemian late mother are built up over the three stories, which are set in the City of Fex, a fictitious mid-European metropolis in the equally fictitious country of Fexacia. This city is viewed as a European melting pot equivalent to New York. The time is indeterminate.
The Bald Bowelero
(Published June 2013)
I Retru Grade, a Jewish-Irish wisecracking, yarn-spinning shamus, is drawn into a hunt for a cache of diamonds. The Bald Bowelero is a comic work, the humour wacky, risque and surrealistic – in cinematic terms more Polanski/Mel Brooks than Lubitsch/Wilder perhaps. Language is used creatively – there are some neologisms, rare words, Yiddish and foreign language expressions and individual peculiarities of speech.
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Book design by Nicky Barneby of Barneby Ltd.