"Here’s something fairly novel: a comic murder-mystery for you to try and solve yourself. Set in 1990 shortly before the opening of the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. A grisly and possibly occult triple homicide has taken place in the building and it’s up to DCI Bramley and his lovely secretary Belle to wrap the case up before word gets out.
The plot is surprisingly engaging – it may be a bit of a stretch, but it kind of evoked David Peace’s Red Riding books (Yorkshire setting, gothic murders, police investigations, etc) which I consider to be a very good thing.
In short, it was a lot of fun, pretty engaging and struck a good balance between satire, horror and intrigue."
"Like Meadowhell, it’s an offbeat murder mysterious, illustrated fairly simply with some sly humour thrown in. We follow the heroic FA Cup exploits of Sheffield United. Unfortunately, after each game, the man of the match ends up being totally murder-ised. Can the rozzers identify the serial killer before the killing spree totally derails the cup run?
The streak of oddball humour that runs through Football Crazy like a cultured European creative midfielder on a lately greased pitch serves the book very well. It’s absurd but there’s a curious logic to proceedings – not that you’re likely to identify the killer and his motive prior to the final reveal, but you’ll have fun guessing. The slew of cheeky references and playful lampooning of the ridiculous world of football are also very enjoyable."
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