The Roar of the Butterflies, Paperback

The Roar of the Butterflies Paperback

Part of the Joe Sixsmith series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A special gift for Reginald Hill fans - 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 those on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course.

But now the reputation of the 'Hoo' is in jeopardy. Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at leading member, Chris Porphyry.

When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help - 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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007252749



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For me, this was an enjoyable light read, which might seem a strange thing to say about a book in which the principal character twice finds himself being dangled by the legs from his seventh floor balcony! After reading so many books recently that have annoyed me with their casual preference for strong language, this one made a pleasant change.

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What we have here is a mixed blessing. On the plus side there is the lead character of Joe Sixsmith,who is a rather different sort of Private Eye than the norm and quite an appealing individual. He lives and works in the less than exotic location of Luton,UK.which again is a plus as you will see if you read this.On the other side of the coin is the fact that the book centers on the game of Golf,a sport that,I suspect is less than interesting to most of us.The title is a rather good one and comes courtesy of the late and great P.G.Wodehouse.

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