The No. 2 Global Detective

A Parody
Author(s): Toby Clements
Original Publish Date: Feb 13, 2014
Product Number: EB00803583
Released: Jan 31, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781782114222
Publisher: Canongate Books
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The bestselling author of The Asti Spumanti Code offers a globe-hopping spoof of contemporary fiction's most famous detectives. Cuff College of Transgression and Pathology, Oxford, is the Alma Mater of the world's most famous fictional detectives. But when a body is discovered in the Cuff College library, the police are baffled. The only clues to the crime are the enormous spear sticking out of the victim's chest, and the price tag from an IKEA duvet. It looks like a case for junior lecturer Tom Hurst. Though, from Tom's perspective, it looks like a job for almost anyone else. Breaking every rule of the whodunnit genre, Tom recruits four of the College's most celebrated graduates to find the killer: from Botswana, Mma Delicious Ontoaste; from Sweden, Inspector Burt Colander; from Scotland, Inspector Scott Rhombus; from America, Doctor Faye Carpaccia. Together, perhaps these international supersleuths can solve the case—if only they can stop arguing and get to IKEA before it shuts. Revisiting—and rewriting—some of the most famous crime novels of recent times, Toby Clements offers four thrillers in one in this uproarious murder mystery that will seem oddly familiar to readers of Alexander McCall Smith, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell.