IS THAT DOG ON THE BOOK COVER DOING WHAT YOU YOU THINK IT'S DOING?
Is so, how could this secret doggy business possibly prove the Tasmanian Tiger still exists?
You'll find the answer in this poignant mystery, which has a big sense of humour.
This novel marks the start of the Windy Mountain Tasmanian Tiger series but stands up fine as a standalone.
With a quirky character lurking around every corner, everyone has something to hide -- including the two old men who come up with the dog solution, the new Irish manager of the Tasmanian Tiger museum who has something to hide about his past, the owners of the museum who have an even bigger secret, and Moose Routley who returns to town as a villain but has the chance to become a hero.
PRAISE FROM READERS
- I REALLY enjoyed this crazy story about a couple of old coots that set out to solve a mystery and end up with more than one mystery on their plate. Lots of twists, turns, and humor spiced with bits of fun suspense thrown in to make this a very enjoyable read.
- THIS NOVEL has laugh-out-loud-until-you-can't-help-but-feel-good humor. John Martin's forte is his funny, quirky characters and there is one around every corner of Windy Mountain.
- A FUN READ THAT kept me entertained through the entire book. The characters were off the cuff and a little out of the box. The interesting phrases that the men used in the book left me in stitches at times.
- THE WRITING has a nice turn of phrase: "The waitress had blonde hair colouring that probably came from a bottle. She had a husky voice, which sounded like the result of smoking too many cigarettes and eating too much gravel." and "Since Gordo was the one with two good arms but a suspect brain, he drove where he was told" which really adds to the humour.
- IT'S THE story of two funny old men and an Irishman trying to save a filthy and failing Tasmanian Tiger museum that is slated for destruction. Their schemes to save it are hilarious and their developing friendships are touching.
- READ IT, laugh and then, like me, wait for the next instalment! I do hope that Mr Martin can write quickly.
- IN A ROMP OF mistaken identities, hidden agendas, lost loves, and a group of wacky townsfolk, Paddy, Wish-Wash, and Oodles give their lives new meaning. This is thoroughly enjoyable read.
- THE BOOK WAS a completely enjoyable read. Wish the author writes many more such fun-filled adventures.
- JOHN MARTIN has a good grip on characters and their development, particularly the quirks. His writing rhythm is smooth and consistent. I laughed out
loud enough that it makes me want to continue following his work.
- THIS IS A very cute story set in Tasmania. The characters are quirky, funny and endearing. I had a good time reading it.
About the Author
I'm an Australian who writes mystery novels with a sense of humor.
You've probably heard of hard-boiled mysteries? Well, mine are more soft-boiled.
But best leave now if you've If you've come here looking for cozy mysteries because I wouldn't pass the G-rated soft-and-fluffy test.
I'm gone the way of Goldilocks. Not too hot, not too cold -- just right.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lie of the Tiger (Windy Mountain #2) by John Martin is a humorous mystery with some very strange characters and lots of twists. I really enjoyed this crazy story about a couple of old coots that set out to solve a mystery and end up with more that one mystery on their plate. Lots of twists, turns, and humor spiced with bits of fun suspense thrown in to make this a very enjoyable read. It maybe book two but I had no problems reading it as a stand alone. I was given this book to read and the review was voluntary. A fun and enjoyable read. Thanks so much for the offer, it was fun!