The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

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There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight's office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And, his monkey is a former astronaut. And, he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And, he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And, needs solving by the following week. Louie is too smart to take on such a case, but also too broke to turn it down. Soon, he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs, and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who has disappeared after being fed drugged raspberry more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074757894X
  • 9780747578949
  • 756,341

About Malcolm Pryce

Malcolm Pryce was born in the UK and has lived and worked abroad since the nineties. He has held down and number of jobs including BMW assembly-line worker, hotel washer-up and aluminium salesman. He is the author of Aberystwyth Mon Amour and Last Tango in more

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'Malcolm Pryce is the king of Welsh noir ... he dishes up a dastardly mix of gothic comedy where Edgar Allen Poe meets Phoenix Nights in a flurry of blood-stained absurdity' Sunday Telegraph 'Marvellously imaginative ... You'll weep and laugh, on the same page. Wonderful' Guardian 'Exuberant comic fantasy ... The plots entangle with spontaneous combustion, poisoned ice-creams, the cloning of Jesus, buried skulls, sexy nuns, false names and lots of gunfire' Sunday Times 'Packed with witty and original writing ... things are blacker than ever, involving fast and furious plotting with many gruesome twists ... the quality of writing is to be relished on every page' Scotland on Sundayshow more

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