Joe Soap

Joe Soap Meet second rate crime writer Jed Higgins not JackJed Yes it does cause confusion but Jed s just beginning to earn a little success when the events of a night thirty years ago threaten to come back

  • Title: Joe Soap
  • Author: Andrew Peters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Meet second rate crime writer Jed Higgins, not JackJed Yes it does cause confusion, but Jed s just beginning to earn a little success when the events of a night thirty years ago threaten to come back and destroy him Things go from bad to worse, as he finds himself in the power of a shadowy government organisation Innocent people are marked for death, and Jed hasMeet second rate crime writer Jed Higgins, not JackJed Yes it does cause confusion, but Jed s just beginning to earn a little success when the events of a night thirty years ago threaten to come back and destroy him Things go from bad to worse, as he finds himself in the power of a shadowy government organisation Innocent people are marked for death, and Jed has to make horrendous decisions as to who lives and who dies Things turn nasty Very nasty indeed Joe Soap is Jed s fictional detective, but it s also slang for a sucker, and that s what Jed is being played for Exactly how far can an ordinary bloke be pushed, and how much guilt can one man cope with

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    1. I believe I've read all Mr. Peters books and thought I knew what I was going to ready was I wrong. Mr. Peters orchestrated a novel that had twists, turns and backflips the entire length. I'm not sure how he managed, but he had me actually cheering for the main character - no matter how wrong, bad or misguided. Throughout the book, the author asks you to put yourself in his character's place and I'm not so sure how I would have acted myself. This novel is full of what you come to expect from any [...]

    2. Caution: Have a glass of water by your side at all times when reading this novel. The wit is so dry you'll be dehydrated in no time. Andrew Peter's has his tongue so firmly lodged in his cheek it's a wonder it doesn't have to be surgically removed. Joe Soap is the story of a minor thriller writer who is forced to commit unspeakable criminal acts by persons unknown.Peters has perfected the art of talking "off camera" as it were and he uses this to comic effect time and again. The narrator is lite [...]

    3. Joe Soap by Andrew Peters. This is a story unlike any I've read by this author. His trademark sarcasm and thinly veiled commentary on the state of the world as he know it is still present but this time it is part of a murder story where the book narrator is the killer. This slant upon the story works remarkably well in a society where Dexter is a must see show!  The irony of the mostly rhetorical questions the author keeps posing is not to be missed. Even though the book is layered and compl [...]

    4. Another UK-based tale from the pen, or typewriter, or even computer of Mr Andrew Peters, who is fast becoming the most read author on Kindle. If he isn't! Then by gum he should be and this particular gem should win over the toughest critic. I must admit to being unsure whether to classify 'Joe Soap' the novel as 'crime fiction', 'humour', 'crime thriller', 'popular fiction' or even 'bibliography' as the latter classification includes not only bibliography, but any book about books. Now I'm serio [...]

    5. Joe Soap is a fiction hero in a made-up universe, and the writer (Jed Higgins -- but NOT Jack Higgins) of the Joe Soap series is fairly anonymously successful. He has a beautiful wife, much too good for him. His books are increasing a bit in popularity, and he is becoming known. Not super-famous, but some people on the street in his local neighborhood are starting to recognize him, at least that they've seen his face somewhere before.And then he gets an offer he shouldn't refuse. But he does. Wh [...]

    6. "Joe Soap" by Andrew Peters is a more dark novel by an otherwise more quirky writer. In this book the protagonist Jeremy Higgins is a writer of a series of crime fiction with a title character named Joe Soap (after his excessive love for washing and showers).Higgins gets blackmailed into assassinating what seems random victims without any connection to himself. As the assignments for new killings keep coming in we - and Jeremy - are none the wiser why they are happening, until more complex conne [...]

    7. OTHER GREAT CRIME NOVELOTHER TERRIFIC READ.Author Andrew peters is a master at producing books spiced liberally with his own unique style of droll, dry humour and throw away linesis time he steps into grittier mode without losing his trademark wite noir nudges neatly into the narrativee main character, Jed Higgins, a producer of pulp fiction gets drawn into situations where instead of inventing the crime, he gets a front seat view of it no spoilers here, the bait teased out from chapter to chapt [...]

    8. From best-seller author to mass murderer, there is only a little step. An amazing thriller with some twists. Funny at times. A very easy and good read. A real fast moving page turner. Another short story jewel from the great Andrew Peters!

    9. This is a clever, funny, fast paced story with twists and turns that are not predictable. The author turns into the protagonist and you will get used to the absence of chapters.

    10. Absolutely brilliant. Andrew Peters is an absolute master at comedy writing (check out his Blues Detective series), and after reading Joe Soap, I believe he is also an extremely talented all-round writer. This is a dark thriller, with lots of lovely dry humour to stop it being absolutely terrifying!Joe Soap is actually a fictional character; a character in a series of books by author Jed Higgins. Jed is the main character in this expertly crafted story.The novel has lots of twists that kept me i [...]

    11. I was so impressed with this right from the start. Once I got into it, it felt like I was on one of those amusement park rides you never want to get off of.It's the 'telling' of the story that draws you in and hangs on to you throughout. The narrative voice is fresh, sarcastic, genuine, clever, humorous Take my word for it. The more you read, the more you will want to read.I don't want to spoil it by giving away too much, but suffice to say, a writer gets forced into a bizarre and deadly situati [...]

    12. The start of this book had me really confused as was expecting something very different from the title of the book but got to say the further into the book I got I really got to enjoy it, totally different style of writing to what I'd normally read but it really works.

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