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Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Reviewed by Barry Lyons for IndieReaderVerdict A charming collection of humorous detective stories but don t expect anything hardboiled Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he s an Australian crime fighter with a dubious background , and The Lady on the Train is a follow up to Gerry Burke s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.It s wide ranging in terms of its locales, and we find our hero in a number of places, as he tends to hopscotch around the world wherever he is needed Switzerland, the Vatican, Hollywood, Swaziland, and even at the House of Butterflies, a strip joint in Philadelphia.But just how dubious is Paddy Pest Well, he s not a bumbler in the Inspector Clouseau mode but, as his creator notes, his enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence Still, when things eventually go his way and they always do , Pest manages to dispatch trouble with light hearted insouciance I bundled the would be assassin out of the window, and in the path of the eight thirty bullet train from Zurich I looked at my watch it was time for dinner The title story concerns a con artist, Melina Mercurochrome Burke has a knack for coming up with some crazy names who manipulates the mob when betting on racehorses Here, as he does throughout his collection, Burke shows a fondness for alliteration When introduced to a mobster, Melina says, Paddy Pest, meet Mario Mozzarella, the meanest man in Melbourne Burke also never misses an opportunity throughout this collection to give his readers some groan inducing puns I wondered why he would be upset over a few designer watches Perhaps he had too much time on his hands Or I knew a New York mobster who had his masseur whacked because he rubbed him the wrong way Burke has a tendency to pile on details, with characters moving to new places or incidents occurring too quickly, and at times I would have preferred some relaxed narratives which is why The Big Splash is one of the better stories because it is self contained, literally the murder mystery takes place mostly on the confines of a yacht It also has the benefit of a clever ending that wouldn t be out of place in an episode of Columbo I didn t see the ending coming and neither will you, dear reader.All told, Gerry Burke evinces an engaging sense of humor with many wry asides that may remind some readers of Peter DeVries s comic novels Be forewarned, though Readers looking for detective fiction in a typical stakes are high mode should look elsewhere But if you re looking for charm and light humor, Gerry Burke Paddy Pest is your man. Ask Anyone Who Knows Him Paddy Pest Is A Real CharacterPaddy Is An Australian Crime Fighter With A Dubious Irish Background, An Overwhelming Abundance Of Confidence, And A Handful Of Bad Habits His Enthusiasm For Finding Trouble Is Only Exceeded By His IncompetenceFortunately, His Pal And Sometime Sidekick, Stormy Weathers, Is Usually Available To Rescue Him From His Ill Advised Forays Into Foolish And Reckless Situations Frequently Involving The Fairer Sex From Yvette Baguette, The Delightfully French Gendarme, To Paddy S Nemesis, Nadia Nickoff The Minx From Minsk Paddy Is A Lady S Man All The WayMurder And Mayhem Are All In A Day S Work For This Aussie Crime Fighter He Needs His Wits To Survive The Onslaught Of The Disreputable Rogues And Villains Who Are Out To Get Him Paddy S Life Is One Big, Unbelievable Adventure After Another And Now, He S Got A Certain Lady On A Certain Train Who Needs His Help Or Does She The World Needs Someone Like Paddy Pest And If You Doubt That, Just Ask Him