Book Review: Who Killed the Mince Spy by Matthew Redford #BlogTour

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Tenacious carrot, detective inspector Willie Wortell is back to reveal the deviously Who Killed the Mince Spy by Matthew Redford - Cover.jpgdelicious mind behind the crime of the festive season in this hugely entertaining, and utterly unconventional, short story. 

When Mitchell the Mince Spy is horrifically murdered by being over baked in a fan oven, it falls to the Food Related Crime team to investigate this heinous act. Why was Mitchell killed? Who is the mysterious man with a long white beard and why does he carry a syringe? Why is it that the death of a mince spy smells so good?  

Detective Inspector Willie Wortel, the best food sapiens police officer, once again leads his team into a series of crazy escapades. Supported by his able homo sapiens sergeant Dorothy Knox and his less able fruit officers Oranges and Lemons, they encounter Snow White and the seven dwarf cabbages as well as having a run in with the food sapiens secret service, MI GasMark5.

With a thigh slap here, and a thigh slap there, the team know Christmas is coming as the upper classes are acting strangely – why else would there be lords a leaping, ladies dancing and maids a milking?

And if that wasn’t enough, the Government Minister for the Department of Fisheries, Agriculture and Rural Trade (DAFaRT) has only gone and given the turkeys a vote on whether they are for or against Christmas.   

Let the madness begin!

This short story by Matthew Redford follows his deliciously irreverent debut Addicted To Death (Clink Street Publishing, 2015).

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Who Killed the Mince Spy is a short yet full of humorous scenes.

The story is about finding who killed the mince spy named Mitchell, who was found dead after being baked in an oven. It is up to the food related crime team to find the killer and to figure out why the mince spy was killed. To be lead by Detective Inspector Wortel, he and his team will hunt the killer but it is not an easy task as they also have other things to mind.

This book is really different from the other books I’ve read so far. This one has something to do with foods and humans working together in this world. I just don’t know how to react to this as this is very new to me. If you don’t get what I mean, try to imagine your favorite food  being alive and he is walking on the streets you walk on and he talks to you too. It’s a little bit funny yet crazy right?

The characters were fine but I’m just not so connected to them. Maybe because I couldn’t fully imagine that some of the characters were foods.

The whole story is good and enjoyable but it is not definitely for me.

Overall, this is a short and light read for everyone.

Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from Authoright.

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Book Details - Divider

ISBN-13: 9781911525158

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Publication Date: December 6th 2016

Genres: Crime

Format: Paperback

Language: English

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Born in 1980, Matthew Redford grew up with his parents and elder brother on a council estate in Bermondsey, south-east London. He now lives in Longfield, Kent, takes masochistic pleasure inwatching his favourite football team snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, is a keen chess player and isplanning future food related crime novels. To counterbalance the quirkiness of his crime fiction Redford isan accountant. His unconventional debut crime thriller, Addicted to Death: A Food Related Crime

Investigation was published by Clink Street Publishing last summer.

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Alyssa Janine is a Filipino book blogger, dancer, and math tutor. She enjoys dancing as much as she loves to read books. Being a math tutor let her share her knowledge in Math to people who can’t fully understand it. She is a also a book blogger and she post her reviews and other bookish post on her blog named Book Huntress' World.
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