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The Herbaceous Affair of Cocaine Claire

(A book in the Inspector Capstan series)
A novel by

WARNING: This book contains strong language, unnecessary violence and irreverent British humour, and should therefore not be read by anyone.

The fourth case for Inspector Capstan where he comes up against the former Chief Inspector of the Solent Police, Morose, who's just started a forty-two year back-to-back life sentence for multiple murder. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the Brexit Referendum, the British Prime Minister's looking for ways to increase his ever-declining popularity and turns to his niece, Claire Bridlestock, for help.

"Once again David Blake has written a hilarious book that was hard to put down. I basically read it in one sitting and laughed through the entire thing. If you have enjoyed his other books, you will not be disappointed with this new offering. If you haven't yet read anything he has written, you could still jump into the plot here and get all the jokes. Overall, he is an imaginative, highly entertaining author and I highly recommend this book as well as the first three in the series."
Joshua Garlathy,

"I stayed up until 4:30 am EDT reading and I LOVED it. Deliciously dark; the incorporation of Brexit was dead clever. I loved Claire. She's a little different from the usual Inspector Capstan women. The brainstorming session at the ad agency was inspired. I also loved the suggestions from the Prime Ministers cabinet as to how to improve his image. Bafflingly realistic. 'England V. Chelsea Pensioners' and the 'Let's start with 10 years in solitary...' were wonderful and laugh aloud funny. 5 Stars!"
Ldub, Amazon

David Blake is the author of the brand new series of laugh out loud Inspector Capstan books. This fourth one is a funny British black urban crime comedy fantasy that has little mystery and not much murder, but is packed full of fast-paced dark humour featuring Brexit. Some people have said that it’s been written in the style of the late, great Tom Sharpe, but Tom was a comic genius, David sadly isn’t. This is just a darkly humorous sexy little police procedural story that’s available on Kindle, and is about a British detective who’s probably in the wrong line of work. That’s it really, but he’s been told that people do actually “laugh out loud” when they read it, allegedly.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: The Herbaceous Affair of Cocaine Claire: The 4th Case for Inspector Capstan: Volume 4
Author(s): David Blake
ISBN: 1-5398-4565-6 / 978-1-5398-4565-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Herbaceous Affair of Cocaine Claire: A funny urban crime comedy that will have you laughing out loud (Inspector Capstan Book 4)
Author(s): David Blake
Publisher: Britcom Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA