The Roar of the Butterflies

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9780007252732: The Roar of the Butterflies

A special gift for Reginald Hill fans on Father’s Day – the return of Joe Sixsmith in a beautifully packaged, witty new crime novel

A sweltering summer spells bad news for the private detective business. Thieves and philanderers take the month off and the only swingers in town are the ones to be found on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. The civilized reputation of the ‘Hoo’ is in trouble, however.

Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at one of its leading members, Chris Porphyry. When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help – well, he hasn't got any other clients – only Joe hadn't counted on being French-kissed then dangled out of a window on the same day. Before long, though, Joe’s on the trail of a conspiracy that starts with missing balls, and ends with murder…

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Praise for ‘The Roar of the Butterflies’:

‘Told with humour and a light touch… ideal summer reading’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Delightful light reading… highly entertaining’ Literary Review

Acclaim for the Joe Sixsmith series:

'Entertaining, sly, jokey…cynical, well written, and teems with sparkly dialogue – all the virtues we expect from Hill' The Times

'A thoroughly engaging investigator' TLS

'This is high-speed pantomine… with plenty of sly dialogue to spice the action' Mail on Sunday

'The Sixsmith series has a buoyancy and delectability of its own’ Independent

Acclaim for Reginald Hill:

'Hill is wonderful' The Times

'As usual, Hill is unputdownable' Daily Express

'His energy, wit and erudition are astonishing… he can still see off most of his rivals' Daily Telegraph

'Hill at his best is a masterly storyteller' Spectator

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`Hill is unputdownable'

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