by Bill James
Policemen Harpur and Iles get mixed up in the criminal world of fine art dealing
Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur feels a sort of warmth towards Jack Lamb, a brilliantly prosperous but profoundly dodgy fine arts dealer. Lamb is the greatest informant Harpur has ever dealt with – might be the greatest informant any police officer has ever dealt with – and although Jack ended this arrangement some time ago, Harpur still feels indebted to him.
Lamb’s posh manor house is stuffed with expensive paintings, ripe for the pinching . . . and small-time thief George Dinnick and his crew intend to relieve him of a few. But their plans are complicated by local big-time crook Ralph Ember, who is on the lookout for some art to elevate his gentleman’s club, The Monty; and who else would he visit to procure this art but Jack Lamb? Add to the mix odd-job man and stolen-art procurer Basil Gordon Loam – aka Enzyme – who Harpur and Iles would very much like to see locked up, and things start to get complicated indeed.
Genre: Police Procedural
“The gifted James skillfully weaves together disparate plot strands into a crime caper that is as hilarious as it is violent”
Booklist Starred Review
Blaze Away by Bill James is available in the following formats
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727870667||30th November 2015||143 X 223mm||320||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781780295558||31st May 2016||139 X 215mm||208||£13.99|