Angel's Share by Mike Ripley
Roy Angel is slowly adjusting to the pressures of working at Rudgard & Blugden Confidential Investigations, although his Raymond Chandler 'training manuals' still haven't reconciled him to going to work every day. It would seem that Angel could take it easy with his latest case however; finding the retired Mr. Ellrington's long-lost love shouldn't be too demanding, should it? Handling his partner Amy May, fashionista turned fearsome nesting mother-to-be, as well as his ailing father and his Page 3 girlfriend, might be another matter though. From meeting Huddersfield's very own Double-O-Seven, to getting entangled in a shootout where the OAPs are acting like kids, Angel's latest caper boasts a cast of unforgettable characters and the indefatigable humor that rightly makes Mike Ripley the King of Comedy Crime.