Weekend in Weighton by Terry Murphy

First-time private investigator Eddie Greene is having a bad weekend. It's about to get worse.

When he finds the slab-cold body of his first client, he knows something's up - he only spoke to her fifteen minutes earlier.

Free-wheeling, swash-buckling, trash-talking Eddie is not just out of place in a humdrum northern town. He's out of his depth on his first case, out of funds from a now deceased client and out of favour with Weighton's big society.

As Friday night slides into Saturday morning, each twist in the case turns a bad situation worse; the police want him for murder, the local crime boss wants him dead, the mayor wants him out of town and his girlfriend wants him
out of her life.

Increasingly desperate, Eddie takes on all-comers in a barnstorming bid to crack the case and clear his name. And somewhere between all the froth and fury, his affections are reclaimed by the girl who got away - but will she
abide 'til Monday?

 

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Reviews

"Great fun with some cracking jokes - 'this femme is fatale' being my favourite - it reminded me of the Lynne Truss serial on Radio 4." Sue
Fletcher, Deputy MD, Hodder & Stoughton

"Faultless - engaging, controlled, visual and fast-paced. Lots of action and a strong sense of tongue-in-cheek." Caroline Smailes, Harper Collins author, 'In Search of Adam'

"It's like 'Film Noir' meets 'Phoenix Nights'!" Mark Roman, author, 'The Ultimate Inferior Beings'
"A wonderfully distinctive voice - fresh and idiosyncratic, contemporary and yet somehow old fashioned." Carl Ashmore, author, 'The Time Hunters'

More reviews

6 Feb 2012

Verado review

"I can highly recommend this novel so if you are up for a little light relief pick up a copy for your Kindle."

19 Mar 2012

The Bookbag review

"Terry Murphy has written a great character who wheelies off the page. He's not a one-off either: solicitor Kate Connolly, crime boss Jimmy Cartwright and the nation's finest down at the local nick all stay in the mind."

10 Jul 2012

indie e-book review

"The first thing I need to say about this book is I enjoyed it. I’m a sucker for what could loosely be called noir, and I’m a sucker for humour. I’m more than a sucker for Marlowe and Hammett, especially when they’re being funny."

17 Jul 2012

Zigzag Timeline review

"Funny, vivid, and exciting, it’s combination of clever dialogues, well-choreographed action scenes, and memorable characters make it an absorbing and enjoyable read."

22 Feb 2013

Readers' Favorite review

"Terry Murphy has given us a mystery story with all of the right ingredients to make it a bestselling book."

23 May 2013

Best Chap Lit review

"Weekend in Weighton is hilarious ... Love Eddie or hate him, you’ll be rooting for him by the end."

See also: Amazon reviews (UK) and Amazon reviews (US)