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Colin Bateman (1) (1962–)

Autor(a) de Divorcing Jack

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34+ Works 2,739 Membros 76 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Obras por Colin Bateman

Divorcing Jack (1995) 394 exemplares, 6 críticas
Mystery Man (2009) 254 exemplares, 15 críticas
Cycle of Violence (1996) 173 exemplares, 3 críticas
Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men (1996) 158 exemplares, 6 críticas
Turbulent Priests (1999) 140 exemplares, 7 críticas
Murphy's Law (2002) 128 exemplares, 1 crítica
Empire State (1997) 115 exemplares, 3 críticas
I Predict a Riot: Murder, Extortion, and Carrot Cake (2007) 110 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Day of the Jack Russell (2009) 106 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Horse with My Name (2002) 95 exemplares, 1 crítica
Chapter and Verse (2003) 94 exemplares, 1 crítica
Maid of the Mist (1998) 92 exemplares, 3 críticas
Belfast Confidential (2005) 84 exemplares, 1 crítica
Shooting Sean (2001) 81 exemplares, 2 críticas
Driving Big Davie (2004) 76 exemplares
Dr. Yes (2010) 73 exemplares
Murphy's Revenge (2005) 71 exemplares, 1 crítica
Mohammed Maguire (2001) 66 exemplares
Orpheus Rising (2008) 62 exemplares, 4 críticas
Wild About Harry (2001) 56 exemplares
Running with the Reservoir Pups (2003) 48 exemplares
Titanic 2020: Bk. 1 (2007) 47 exemplares, 3 críticas
Nine Inches (2011) 41 exemplares
The Prisoner of Brenda (2012) 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Papercuts (2016) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Fire and Brimstone (2013) 25 exemplares, 4 críticas
Titanic 2020: Bk. 2: Cannibal City (1846) 22 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Dead Pass (2014) 18 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Seagulls Have Landed (1983) 5 exemplares
Murphy's Law: The Complete Collection (2007) — Series Creator — 5 exemplares
Thunder and Lightning (2022) 3 exemplares
Murphy's Law Season 2 Disc 1 — Creator — 1 exemplar
Murphy's Law Season 2 Disc 2 — Creator — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Girls' Night Out/Boys' Night In (2001) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares, 2 críticas
Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares, 1 crítica


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Northern Ireland
País (no mapa)
Northern Ireland
Locais de residência
Newtonards, Northern Ireland, UK
Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK
Prémios e menções honrosas
Betty Trask Award (1995)



davidrgrigg | 3 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2024 |
I found this compulsively readable and almost equal parts funny and cringe. The Man with No Name who runs No Alibis, a crime fiction bookshop in Belfast, is a walking bundle of neuroses, and it was distressing how many of those I could relate to. (The sheer number of everyday things that the Man nopes out of, I have noped out of at least once in my life with precisely the same sort of self-protective anxiety.) It’s definitely a darker brand of humour but not darker in terms of crime: it’s mostly a puzzle sort of crime with a reasonably low body count. I would read another book in the series if I could get a hold of it.… (mais)
rabbitprincess | 14 outras críticas | Jan 31, 2024 |
Napínavá detektivka irského autora. Dan Starkey, zkrachovalý belfastský novinář, se zas jednou ocitl v pěkné šlamastyce, kterou si podle svého názoru ani nezavinil, ani nezasloužil. Sadistický gangster zvaný Plukovník po něm chce, aby zabil holywoodského herce Seana O'Toola. Aby Dana přinutil, unesl mu ženu a dítě.
PDSS | 1 outra crítica | Dec 5, 2023 |
Mystery Man by Colin Bateman is the first book in his series about the owner of an Irish book store that specializes in mysteries who also takes on the duties of a private investigator for some clients. It started when the private investigator next door to the bookshop disappeared and his clients appealed to him for help. I have read Bateman before so was quite aware that his books are always darkly funny and full of satire so I was prepared for the many laugh out loud moment that this book provided.

Our main character is a whiny hypochondriac with OCD and still lives at home with his mother. Surprisingly, he has a crush on the pretty girl who works in the jewellery story across the street and actually manages to start a relationship with her. His cases start off simple, having to track down a pair of stolen leather pants or locate a missing girlfriend who disappeared after her boyfriend compared her ears to jugs. But the cases take a very serious turn when he finds himself surrounded by murdered victims and looking for Nazis.

I thoroughly enjoyed this first book and have already picked up two more for the future. I am looking forward to the humorous literary references, the outlandish cases, and the many twists and turns that this author provides his readers.
… (mais)
DeltaQueen50 | 14 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |



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