She thought it was pork. She was wrong.
The first time hapless food inspector Emily Underwood meets butcher Frank Pinch, he’s not got
much at all in his display counters. But what he does have is a rather unusual plan to restock his
shelves. The next time they bump into each other, he’s won an award for his sausages but is running
out of meat.
Can Frank keep up production of his unusually tasty sausages? Will Emily discover the source of
Frank’s award-winning meat? And what will happen the next time she tries to inspect his butcher’s
Book 1 in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub trilogy, this deliciously British dark comedy will change the way you
look at sausages forever.
Thanks to Emma at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Nathan Burrows for my copy of the first in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub series, The Butcher.
Set in a post Brexit United kingdom, Frank Pinch is a butcher, with very little to actually butcher... his brother Tom, is the local pig farmer, with very few pigs, to ..well, farm...Emily Underwood is the local Food Standards Agency inspector, and then there is Andy Robertson, an intern at the struggling local supermarket chain, Ketts...and then there's Boris the sex crazed Boar..
These characters make up the main cast of this wickedly funny, Satirical, Black Comedy, Crime caper from Nathan Burrows.
With meat running low and money pretty much non-existent, the Pinch brothers happen up on an accidental source of income resulting in award winning sausages.
Frank often seems to be guilty while also with a devious side, and he takes advantage of his , almost socially awkward brother Tom. Emily really does make the story , shes funny, and shes also completely useless at times yet totally oblivious to her misgivings, her encounter at the beginning of the book with the local chinese takeaway is quite honestly one of the funniest phases of written word ive ever read, its nothing short of brilliant.
This is an almost naughty, mischievous piece of fiction, it's very very funny, and its also very dark, it takes a little while to get going, but once the adventures of our foursome begin, it's a really enjoyable read, take it with a pinch of salt, sit back and enjoy a real cracker (crackling?... )
Whilst not for the squeamish or the faint hearted, this is a belter of a book, Black comedy and Crime Thriller meet to make this great read, I cant wait to meet the Baker and the Candlestick Maker in the rest of the trilogy.
a highly recommended 4 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nathan-Burrows/e/B079KS96CQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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Published in ebook, audio and paperback formats in July 2018
The Butcher is available to download in ebook format for only 99p/99c for a limited time.