Aberystwyth Mon Amour, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Schoolboys are disappearing all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why.

Louie Knight, the town's private investigator, soon realises that it is going to take more than a double ripple from Sospan, the philosopher cum ice-cream seller, to help find out what is happening to these boys and whether or not Lovespoon, the Welsh teacher, Grand Wizard of the Druids and controller of the town, is more than just a sinister bully. And just who was Gwenno Guevara?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408800676

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This had a promising start, but unfortunately went nowhere fast. The style became dull after a couple of chapters, and the characters were such caricatures that you couldn't care about any of them. Young boys being murdered is supposed to be shocking - but this was 'so what'. My book group couldn't even be bothered to finish the book.

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A fascinating, and enjoyable, melange of Raymond Chandler and Dylan Thomas, with a streak of Tom Sharpe throughout. The bare bones of Aberystwyth are there but it is overlaid with a rich and fanastic mythology of its own. Some of the comic writing is superb.

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An interesting addition to the detective genre. Louie Knight is a private detective called in by local singer Myfanwy Montez to investigate the disappearance of her cousin, Evans the Boot. The Aberystwyth of the title is a mean town, infest with Druids, the Bronzinis are the local crime lords, and then there's the Ladies of T Sweet Jesus League. Surreal, funny and sometimes very moving, but yet I'm not excited about this series and I don't quite know why.