POET IN THE GUTTER (Private Investigator) – G+
John Baker – 1st in series
Indigo, 1995 – Paperback (U.K. Release)
Recovering alcoholic Sam Turner keeps telling people he’s a private investigator. But when a friend asks Sam to find out if his wife is being unfaithful and then ends up murdered, Sam, with the help of a retired schoolteacher, a homeless youth and his pool-hall friend, becomes an investigator for real.
Sam and the crew he picks up along the way are diverse and delightful. Although the dialogue is weak in points and the plot fairly light, it is definitely the characters that drive this book. I am definitely going to follow Sam and the crew to see where their adventures take them as this looks to be a very enjoyable new series.