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by Tony Royden
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0956125301, Paperback)'A crazy 12 hours in the life of a gangster'. The Dealer is a gripping and fast moving comedy/crime novel.
Hard-core East London villain, Danny 'The Dealer' Dempsey, has settled for a quiet country life in the rural village of Buntleyford, but wakes one morning, in his heavily secured home, to find a letter resting on his pillow. He is bewildered by how it got there, as there are no signs of an intruder, or a break-in.
The mystery of who the letter is from - and what it contains - is something The Dealer will not share, even with his closest friends, or his dear sister Sally.
The Dealer, normally a clear lateral thinker, is suddenly behaving out of character; and so begins a crazy 12-hour period, in which he succeeds in ruining his sister's wedding, disrespecting other gangland leaders, and turning his hand to gambling on ludicrous bets. Slowly but surely, The Dealer is dangerously offending and taunting everyone around him.
Could The Dealer be on the brink of self-destruction? Or will he somehow succeed in saving his own skin at the final hour - while revealing to all the secrets of the letter that has clearly been dictating his bizarre behaviour?
'This extraordinary thriller has a gallery of wonderful characters from a crazy vicar to a blind bodyguard. A frightening and fast-paced story with the huge bonus of several chapters which are hysterically funny. Don't miss this one!' -- Actor, Richard Briers
'This is a great holiday book!!! Think Tom Sharpe (Wilt, Riotous Assembly, etc) with balls. Royden manages to flesh out his 'wacky characters' with just enough reality that even the cross-dressing Colonel and the unhinged, pot-smoking, Harley Davidson-riding Vicar of Buntleyford are believable (I think he was the Vicar at my last wedding actually). If you want a great laugh and you are not worried about the strange looks that you'll get on the plane when you pee yourself, then add it to your hand luggage!! Unfortunately I was on the No. 41 bus when I read it and am now being sued by The Hampshire Bus Cleaning Company!!!...I loved it!!...A gripping story that had me guessing to the end. If I could give it 6 stars, I would!' -- Gary Shail - Quadrophenia
'With some fantastically comic characters such as the crazy vicar, the blind bodyguard and the bumbling professor this extraordinary thriller becomes a version of 'Pulp Fiction' set in an English country village. A superior comic thriller that will make you laugh out loud!' -- The Hunts Post
'fast, funny and compelling...I was hooked from the start and couldn t put the book down...I found myself laughing out loud on several chapters, and even read a few parts twice over they were that funny. Highly recommended. My book of the year!' -- International recording artiste, Simon Fung - China Black
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:46 -0400)
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