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Twelve Step Fandango

(2003)
(The first book in the Martin Brock series)
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'Within the space of ninety late afternoon minutes I had snorted up a quarter-gram of coke, smoked an eighth of blinding kif and then knocked back a half pint of 80- proof home-grown aguardiente. It was reasonable to expect that I might be feeling a little off-centre.' Martin, an assuming, apathetic, amoral, yet eminently likeable character lives just in from the costa dealing to get by but dreams of expanding his business into a real money-spinner. When an old acquaintance turns up on his doorstep and promptly dies, leaving behind five kilos of high-quality cocaine, Martin realises his dream could come true without him actually having to do any work. But then the owners of the coke turn up, just a little bit upset that their property has gone missing ...Written with incredible pace and a truly original humour we follow Martin across the unforgiving landscape of rural Spain as, through a combination of bad luck, stupidity and downright betrayal, his situation becomes ever more desperate.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"As vivid and convincing as I've read. No one can be trusted... the only certainty is betrayal." - Chris Brookmyre


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Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twelve-Step Fandango
Author(s): Chris Haslam
ISBN: 0-06-058539-0 / 978-0-06-058539-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Twelve Step Fandango
Author(s): Chris Haslam
ISBN: 0-349-11590-7 / 978-0-349-11590-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Twelve Step Fandango
Author(s): Chris Haslam
Publisher: Telegraph Hill Books
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October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Twelve-Step Fandango
Author(s): Chris Haslam
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon