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Bone Idle

Suzette Hill

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

The welcome third novel featuring Maurice, the cat, Bouncer, the dog, and the Revd Francis Oughterard

Revd Francis Oughterard is in the grip of a blackmailer and under orders to steal a valuable figurine. Relief at success is short-lived when the theft backfires, and further skulduggery ensues. The Reverend's efforts to distance himself from yet another murder lead to embarrassing complications for him and his pompous bishop, Horace Clinker. When things come to a head in the form of crazily menacing Victor Crumpemeyer, it is once again up to the Reverend's world-weary cat, Maurice, and intrepid mongrel, Bouncer, to save his bacon.

Praise for Suzette A. Hill:

'Perfect one-sitting summer read.' Laura Wilson, Guardian

'I think this is tremendous - amusing and professional' Dame Beryl Bainbridge

'E F Benson crossed with Jerome K Jerome' The Times audiobooks review

'Quite why this series should be charming, astringent and witty, instead of emetically twee, I am not sure, but it is entirely delightful' Guardian

'This dry, funny British gem, with its eccentric cast of characters, will have readers laughing and eagerly awaiting the next episode' Publishers Weekly

'An intriguingly quirky read! And Maurice the cat is a very clever puss indeed!' Leslie Phillips OBE

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Suzette Hill

A graduate of the universities of Nottingham and Newcastle upon Tyne, Suzette A Hill taught English Literature for many years at Reading College before retiring to Herefordshire where, despite the novel's narrative, she lives convivially with neither dog, cat nor clergyman.

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