Monday, July 13, 2015

#MondayBlogs #131PreviewReview Death By Haggis #Author Jay Cutts @shannonihayes @jaycuttsbooks

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An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarterfinalist, Death by Haggis is a tongue in cheek detective novel inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the "opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels." Until the day Jane Hamchester walked into his squalid office, the highlight of Detective Sam Barlow's life had been a particularly good tuna sandwich. Now he is charged with trying to save the life of the only woman he ever, uhm, thought was really swell. His only problem is that there are no clues, other than the nonsensical utterances of a dying man. Barlow's desperate search takes him first to Scotland and then to the Aegean. But time is running out. Not only for Jane but for the human race. Barlow's only possible hope lies at the bottom of an ancient cavern, a remnant from the time when a different kind of human populated the Earth, a kind of human that could have saved mankind. Alas, they are long extinct. Or are they?



This book is certainly a fun turn of events, that keeps you wondering when the next piano is going to drop. Read on for more weirdly profound craziness...




      I'm not kidding about the piano drops either! Seriously Author Jay Cutts' writing style is reminiscent of Douglas Adams. The Author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where in it is intelligently focused in a nonsensical way of putting the story across. The flow and heavy use of simile and metaphor make for great laughs and better imagery.

     Sam Barlow is our would be detective, a self-deprecatingly sweet character saddled with a  tendency to trail off in squirrelly fashions and pass out at the faintest hint of female thigh. Jane is our damsel in distress who believes her life is in danger. Seeing as people and cats she comes in contact with keep dying around her, by poison or grenade we can quickly deem she's right.

    After a wee bit of digging Jane reveals that she may or may not be part of some big experiment involving an renown Physicist named Ian Cadwalleder, whom she met one July afternoon in Pairs,who after some fancy talk of experiments  and a few beers talked Jane into giving some interesting things... Yeah not going into it. You can laugh for your self when you read it...

   So the information all  points poor clueless Sam to booking a ship to go to Scotland and find Ian, a simple enough task if you can learn to understand the brogue. Which of course he doesn't.


 67? 42?... Read and understand...


All in all a great read if I do say so myself...  Go check out Death By Haggis From Jay Cutts, and have a pint by the fire.

Cheers!


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The In Dreams... Series, The Roads Trilogy, is the accumulation of almost eight years of writing. Begun in 2006 after a D&D campaign

ended S.I.Hayes took the world and created the Unavoidable Road. It took five years as

Shannon spent many months at a time in an undiagnosed Bi-Polar fog.


In 2010, she finally found the help she needed and she has been writing feverishly ever since


The first book wast over 130,000 words, so she decided that it needed to be smaller if only tonot scare readers away form an unknown book that was so thick.


Thus the first trilogy was born.


In between she became the CoAuthor to Awakenings: The Wrath Saga, a Paranormal Drama likened to Big Brother Meets The Real World, of the Preternatural, Several blogs and her own website. S.I.Hayes.com.