Tuesday, 7 August 2018

#BlogTour: Duck Egg Blues by Martin Ungless @UnglessM @rararesources #DuckEggBlues

Duck Egg Blues by Martin Ungless is available now. My thanks to the author for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the blog tour. You can get your copy of the book here. For the duration of this blog tour, Duck Egg Blues will be on a Kindle Countdown Deal, so if you are tempted, purchase before the price rises.



Duck Egg Blues is funny, sad, mysterious and thrilling. "A robot butler detective, what’s not to love?"
Martin Ungless is a WCN Escalator Prize winning author who has twice been shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for their Debut Dagger Award.
What the CWA Judges said about his work:
‘A clever and ambitious story’
‘I was laughing and crying and hugging the sheets to my chest’

This perfect slice of 'cozy crime' is narrated in the voice of a pre-war English butler and concerns a rich and powerful businesswoman whose daughter goes missing from their country house estate. That the story- teller is a robot belonging to an impoverished detective brings a fresh and original take on 'cozy', and as for 'crime'... well, it does begin to escalate, what with MI6, criminal gangs, corrupt police, and that’s not to mention international cybercrime!
As the plot strands weave together, we discover that behind one mystery lurks a greater threat. No one is safe, not even PArdew...

This is without doubt the robot-butler-detective thriller you have been waiting for! 
My Thoughts:
Duck Egg Blues is one of the most original books that a have read, particularly in the crime fiction genre. 
A robot butler is central to the story here forming one half of a detective duo in the Holmes and Watson sense of the word. I loved the robot character so much, it was so memorable. This book is littered with an overwhelming dry sense of humour which I really did enjoy. 
The plot was interesting and engaging and as the pages turned the pace ramped up and I enjoyed the ending. The narrative was great and I can't help but admire the pairing of Don and PArdew.
An individual and memorable take on the crime novel. I would love to read more from these characters in the future if there was a sequel. 

About the Author:
Following this year’s success, Martin Ungless had now been shortlisted three times by the Crime Writers’ Association for their Debut Dagger. He has won a WCN Escalator Award, and been successful in a number short-story competitions. Martin started life as an architect though now lives in the Norfolk countryside and writes full time. Martin is currently studying for the prestigious MA in Fiction (Crime) at UEA.

Social Media Links https://twitter.com/UnglessM

Please do check out the other stops on the blog tour.



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