Book: The Case Of The Tattooed Buttocks - An Inspector Cullot Mystery by Alan Hardycategories: Book, Murder, Mystery, Humor, Detective, Romance, British Detective, Police, Crime, Comedy
Alan Hardyabout this book: I started off with the premise that murder mysteries are intrinsically comical by their very nature, with their stereotypical characters, and totally ludicrous succession of murders, and the final scene where the detective reveals the murderer in front of all the assembled suspects, etc. So, I just took the typical detective/murder mystery and exaggerated the comical elements. I made the characters that much more absurd, the sexy broads that much sexier, and the clues/deductions that much more incredible. My hero, Inspector Cullot, has his character-flaw, and his dark despairs and memories (like Sherlock Holmes and the others), and he has his devoted side-kicks ready to record his every word. Only they're all just that much more ludicrous. So, Inspector Cullot has a fascination for ladies underwear; PC Blunt (who will be recording the case for posterity) is even more half-witted than Watson or Captain Hastings and gets lessons in English grammar from his superiors; suspicion falls on one character after another; nearly every character turns out to be something else from what they seem at first sight...and so on. I hope in the end I managed to write an exciting, hilarious, witty, cheeky and very sexy murder mystery.
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