"Barely ten minutes after my appointment as Chief Executive Director of Homicide, Ltd, I was awaiting our first customer."
For those who find goody two-shoes annoying, for those who like their adventure a little on the dark side, have I got a book for you!
Being a big fan of Kim Newman's Dracula novels, I was intrigued by this re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes world from the perspective of the villain - Professor Moriarty. These dark adventures are conveyed by Moriarty's killer off-sider, Colonel Sebastien 'Basher' Moran. A vicious assassin with an eye for dangerous women, hunting, drinking and a flair for telling an intriguing tale.
Moran is the kind of muscle you could imagine being played by Vinnie Jones, a devil you can't help but like. The femme fatales are plentiful and there are a cast of bad guys to keep things interesting, favourites of mine included "that bitch" and Sophy Kratides (always handy with a blade).
I give this one a hearty 5 out of 5, crime certainly does pay at this particular firm.