Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: THE FACE OF DEATH (Barney Thomson #2.5) by Douglas Lindsay

The Face Of DeathAh, you know you’re onto something good when a book opens like this:

There are two kinds of people in the world.
There are those who have never accidentally murdered their work colleagues, discovered their mother is a serial killer, had to dispose of eight bodies, gone on the run from the police, hidden out in a monastery where the monks were murdered one by one, killed the monastery murderer and been allowed to walk free by the two investigating officers at the scene of the crimes.
And those who have.

Barney Thomson, infamous barber and accidental murderer attracts chaos no matter where he goes - the reaper waiting with sickle ready to slash anyone in close proximity to the unassuming alleged serial killer. THE FACE OF DEATH is a novella which takes place after the blood letting frenzy at a monastery where Barney found himself - one again the target of a couple of determined investigators and that of a crazed monk on the warpath.

In THE FACE OF DEATH Barney finds himself smack bang in the middle of a four person murder, all given bad haircuts before their untimely demise. With the media abuzz with Barney, the finger pointing takes no time and Barney once again finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Much like THE END OF DAYS (another Barney Thomson novella), THE FACE OF DEATH is as short as a number 2 haircut and as sharp as barbers cutthroat razor blade. Loaded with outlandish humour and engaging yet simple characters, THE FACE OF DEATH will appeal to long time Barney Thomson fans and newcomers alike.  

My review of THE BARBER SERGEON’S HAIRSHIRT (book 2) can be found here:

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