Created by Mike Shelley
According to the blurbs, BARNEY HUGGINS is profoundly dangerous and without a doubt London's most corrupt private eye (and master of disguise). It's clear the author, Mike Shelley, knows his hard-boiled P.I. schtick. Just listen to this torrent of hyperbole from the blurb for Madame Eddie's Chamber of Horrors (1984):
Shelley adds that "all of the predicaments and sticky situations he (finds) himself in (are) brought about by his own greed, duplicity and disregard for the welfare of his associates."
A nice bit of nasty, anyway you cut it...
Not that the author's other detective, Bernard Holland, the so-called "last private eye in Belfast," is a saint, either. All three books were self-published by the author back in 1984, and John Conquest, in Trouble is Their Business, contends they're parodies, although I'm not so sure. Crazy fun, for sure, though.
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Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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