Private detective Morris Shannon is hired to find a missing girl and is plunged into a brutal murder investigation in this classic British 'noir' whodunit. Morris is not your typical detective, and neither is his alcoholic partner, Shoddy. The two of them chase the truth through a sea of lies in this 1980s, retro adventure that will keep you guessing until the last page.
The Penny Detective delivers an enticing story and provides a few laughs along the way, as you step into the seedy world of our two heroes.
Will Morris solve the mystery? As in all of the Penny Detective books, it is never a foregone conclusion so try to guess yourself.
If you like British Detectives Stories, you will love Morris Shannon
What people are saying
'A fantastic read from start to finish. If I had a problem, I would definitely not hire Morris and Shoddy to sort it out:' Kindle Detective Stories
'An absorbing insight into the seedier side of detecting; Morris has a black sense of humour, and the storyline is engrossing and very edgy': Post online
'Chester's own author comes up five-stars again in this gripping yarn, with comedy as black as a darkened room. Recommended reading for anyone that loves a good old fashioned whodunit:' The Chester Standard (free paper)
'This is a fabulous book that builds tension and sets an atmosphere that at times is frightening but never dull. Original with a twist:' Goodreads
'Probably one of my top ten reads so far this year' Timeless paperback moments
'Another classic whodunit from the pen of prolific author John Tallon Jones:' Eastern Press Reviews.
'A colourful cast of characters and locations reminiscent of Guy Ritchie films. The dialogue and characters seem very authentic.' Online Review
'Take Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe, and Inspector Clouseau, rolled into one, and you have the Penny Detective. This is a highly imaginative five-star read:' Liverpool Echo
'Well developed plot and characters. You can't help but fall in love with Morris or feel sorry for his long-suffering sidekick:' The Irish Gazette (free journal)