The Blurb Reads
“Private detective Brett Cornell decides to go on vacation, and hits the sunny, golden shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean, where he quickly captures the 3 A’s (the attention, admiration, & affections) of as many of the lovely young bikini-clad beauties as he could ever desire!
So, what could possibly go wrong?
Well — as Brett himself would say — as sure as rain is wet and water is…well…wet, Brett’s self-appointed reign as King of the Beach is soon threatened when a few of the local tough guys decide to engage him in a bit of fisticuffs so that it doesn’t take long before the unscrupulous bastard himself begins to catch a whiff of MURDER in the salty sea air.
Only, this time he himself may very well be the intended victim!”
When I read the blurb in the Making Connections Group, I just knew I needed to read this!! And I was totally REWARDED!!! This book was one of the FUNNIEST books I have ever read!! And there was a fair bit of mystery involved too!!!
I found the writing so light and frothy that I finished the book in record time (=although the review is well beyond late, for which I truly apologise) I even ended up adding all the #BrettCornell books for review (There are 9 such hilarious and amazingly well written books!!)
The story starts with Brett relaxing at the beach, far from the maddening crowd literally which is a result of his previous escapades. While Brett is sitting around, getting affection and attention, he lands himself in another mystery.
A word about Brett, in the author’s own terms, he is, an unscrupulous bastard!! No Morals and the like!! And with ruggedly good looks, it isn’t too difficult to have a good time at the beach. I’d say for quite a while I did enjoy Brett’s outrageous behaviour and laughed out at his responses and how he drove everyone mad!!
There was a point where I really did get annoyed though, of how absolutely shameless Brett can be!! The reason I’d picked the book was a mystery and there was no end to the loopy reveal of Brett’s shaggy adventures. But right when I was about to put the book away, the mystery came through. Mind you, this isn’t one of those glaring, hard core, drawing-in type mysteries, a simple cold blooded murder. But the characters and the ease with which Brett finally solves the mystery is nice to read!!
I enjoyed this book for its hilarity and how the author made me laugh and smirk!! Although I wouldn’t exactly call this a mystery, it nevertheless prompted me to go and try all of the ‘Brett Cornell’ Series in the lookout for some serious laughs!!
My Rating: 3/5
While It has been a long time since I chanced a 3, the book is not a bad one!!! It is something that you can read when you need a BREAK!!
Pick the book up and enjoy a laugh-out-loud break!!