This is a genuine review written six years ago, about my first e-book.
A quick review
With his native Yorkshire dialect, Alan Place has quite cleverly captured the personae of P.I. Pat Canella – which only goes to show that a man in his sixties is quite capable of cross-gendering his writing to become a young, attractive female police inspector.
In RETURN TO OHANDSWORTH, Mr. Place writes one in a series of stories of his protagonist, gritty Patti Canella. Forced to take a leave of absence after shooting her crooked partner, Patti takes a bus home to the dreary and unexciting country town of Ohandsworth, presumably in Yorkshire in the North of England.
The bus breaks down halfway home – and Patti is stranded in the heat of the countryside. Never one to sit and wait for other to take charge, she immediately leaves the bus in search of alternative transportation in order to help the other passengers.
Her search is fruitful – but someone else is out there. Someone not alive. Perhaps her guardian Angel, Dennis?
Mr. Place has a way with words, putting together a believable and vibrant characterization of his Pat Canella. She is gritty, strong, defiant and “in-your-face” – able to down any male opponent with skill.
This particular story has been edited and is, in my opinion, an enjoyable and memorable read. If Mr. Place ensures his other works are the best they can be before uploading them (i.e., proofing and editing), I am certain the readership of Bookrix will find them to be fun-filled and pleasurable escapism.
Did I leave that group all those years ago? My who those six years passed, some slow and some quick, as for Ms. Canella https://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/…/5-Noire.html…, the less said, the better.
However, there are some serious discrepancies in the review.
PI would mean Private Investigator if the reviewer read the story that would be clear to see, as there were no female Police Inspectors in the 1940’s.
The tone and language set the time in a date when men treated women with disrespect, again this is obvious to the reader.
A Police Inspector would never hit a junior officer, let alone in public as Patti did.
And I set the story in a fictional town in the mid-West USA, not my native Yorkshire, the language idioms of the story would have told the reader this.