Kind of Misbehavin': There's No Such Thing as a Textbook Crime
By: Pete Townsend (author)Paperback
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A jazz-infused, comic crime caper where the worlds of academia, politics and amateur sleuthing collide in seemingly random acts of corruption. Kind of Misbehavin' takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the grey areas of illegal activity that affect us all. On the same night as a beastly apparition prowls the neighbourhood, Dick Hall, jazz fan and forty-something lecturer at the local college, finds himself accosted by a disembodied voice. Warned of corruption involving the College's senior management, politicians and a national hotel chain, he becomes the unwitting recipient of politically sensitive documents. Realising that a minority of people are soon to become extremely wealthy at the expense of the majority, Dick quickly becomes embroiled in an investigation dictated by instructions left for him at a local jazz record shop. Aided, by his librarian partner Tracey, teaching colleague Dubbya and a bulbous student nicknamed Two-Stroke, Dick treads a hazardous path to uncover shady deals and unscrupulous officials.
After having his body pummelled at a massage parlour and his life threatened on a golf course, he discovers evidence indicating that the college is to be demolished and replaced by a leisure complex and casino. Meanwhile, a loving couple at a local beauty spot and a choral society are each, in turn, interrupted in their endeavours by the mysterious apparition. The detecting pair, with just a little help from their friends start to disentangle the various threads of deceit, as they quickly begin to realise that there is no such thing as a textbook crime.
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