Mister Rainbow in the Case of The Hood with No Hands by C. S. Boag - kindle ebook


Rainbow's a retro private eye who keeps himself to himself. He lives (illegally) on a boat in Sydney Harbour, has no identity, and frequents speakeasies..The Case of the Hood With No Hands, the first novel in the Mister Rainbow heptalogy, is a thoroughly modern story with a wink and a nod to the golden age of pulp fiction. With its memorable characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced plot, it signals the arrival of an arresting new Australian talent.

A  cast of extravagently eccentric characters. Mayhem and murders galore. A few deft revelations during the story where elements of the mystery are resolved, but more of a thriller ending than a detective story ending. The outstanding feature of the book is the very original and entertaining use of language in the first person narrative. The book doesn't take itself too seriously