Release date - 23rd October 2016
Book length - 365 pages
Amazon UK - Jellyfish: The first crime novel featuring Frank Bale, London's 'premier' private investigator (A Frank Bale Book, Book 1)
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
When Frank Bale was a lawyer, he wore Savile Row suits. Now he has holes in his trousers and serves papers for other, successful, lawyers. Life is bleak but he is kept going by a Philip Marlowe obsession and a longing to prove himself. When a student winds up dead, he gets the chance to investigate a real crime, relying on advice found in an old ‘Tradecraft Manual’ and the sayings of his nan. But neither the manual nor his nan nor Marlowe prepare him for handling the slimiest of London’s underbelly, jellyfish, who hit back first with fists, then with golf clubs and finally with guns. Can Frank stay alive long enough to find the killer – and get the girl?
After falling from the heights of a solicitor to the lower levels of doing their bidding, Frank Bale longs to be more than what he is. So when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, Frank takes his opportunity to unravel the mystery himself, and become more like his obsession, the fictional Phillip Marlowe from the Classic Detective genre. But as Frank is sucked ever deeper into the seedy sea of the Underworld, will he be able to find his back up to the surface for air?
JELLYFISH by Lev D. Lewis is a crime fiction debut with its own distinctive voice. An unusual and quirky read, it may not appeal to everyone but is compelling none the less. With plenty of Marlowe references (I admit I looked him up to find out a little more about him), JELLYFISH is well-paced, well-plotted, and well thought out, and I enjoyed its change in step among the crime fiction genre.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖 3.5
Like Frank Bale, I was born, raised and still live in south London.
Like Frank Bale, I was once a promising solicitor …
But that’s where the similarities end. I have never been a process server, let alone a private investigator. Writing has been my fantasy, which has brought me to here.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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