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review 2018-03-05 10:00
Review: Andorra Pett on Mars by Richard Dee

Published by: 4Star Scifi (April 2018)

 

Source: ARC via author

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis:

 

Andorra Pett has left the Oort Cloud Café; she’s back on Mars, a place she vowed she’d never visit again. 

She’s gone back for her friend Maisie’s funeral. Everyone thinks it was suicide but the more she learns, the less sure she is. Things don’t add up and she realises that the whole story doesn’t make sense. Something else is going on and the questions soon multiply. 

 

Why would Maisie kill herself if she’d just had good news? Why is Andi being followed? What was the mystery bequest? When she begins to find the clues that Maisie has left for her, it becomes a race against time. Andi must work out what’s going on and hope that she can get out alive.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

Review:

 

I'd previously read and LOVED Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café, so when I realised there would be a another novel featuring the supersleuth of Saturn herself, I was really pleased and couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy...luckily, I didn't have to wait long as author Richard Dee was kind enough to send  over a copy.

Although this book picks up where Oort Cloud Café finishes, I don't think it's a necessity to have read that before starting this, as it reads well as a standalone, and any information that you do need is well explained. 

 

Andi is as fantastic as before, larger than life, beautifully written, and just sounds like someone you'd want to go down the pub and swap embarrassing stories with. Cy is entertaining, and his relationship with Andi is sweet. There is a whole host of other characters that make the book as engrossing as it is. Andi and Cy unwittingly getting sucked into a rollercoaster ride of drama while trying to find out what happened to poor Maisie made captivating reading.

 

Andorra Pett on Mars satisfied both the sci-fi nerd and crime thriller fan in me simultaneously; it's an intelligently written tale full of twists and turns that I found impossible to put down! Special thanks to author Richard Dee for the ARC; this is my unbiased review. 

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text 2018-01-02 17:57
My top reads of 2017 - the runners up!
Last Breath: A gripping serial killer thriller that will have you hooked (Detective Erika Foster Book 4) - Robert Bryndza
A Stranger's House - Clare Chase
The Liar - Jennifer Wells
The Cold Hard Truth - Amanda Leigh Cowley
The Cows: The Hottest New Release for 2017 - Dawn O'Porter
The Lost Children - Helen Phifer
Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café - Richard Dee
Murder Game: A gripping serial killer thriller you won't be able to put down (Detective Ruby Preston Crime Thriller Series Book 3) - Caroline Mitchell
Saving Sophie: A gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist - Sam Carrington
The Monk of Lantau - Mann Matharu
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review 2017-12-30 11:16
Review: Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café by Richard Dee
Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café - Richard Dee

Published by:  4Star Scifi (15th June 2017)

 

ISBN: 978-0995458161

 

Source: Purchased 

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis: 

 

Meet Andorra Pett; with her trusty sidekick, she’s taken over a derelict café. On a mining station. It just happens to be orbiting Saturn!

 

She’s hoping for a fresh start, away from all the drama of her old life. It’s a chance to relax and start again in a place where nobody knows anything about her or her past.

 

But the café holds a secret, and secrets have a habit of coming out; whether you want them to or not. And being accident prone doesn’t help. The more you try to pretend that you know what’s going on, the worse it gets.

 

Andorra’s plans for peace and quiet get lost amid the revelations and skulduggery and she soon realises that the fate of the whole station lies in her hapless hands.

In space, you can still trip over your feet; the question is, will you land upright?

 

Review:

When I met author Richard recently at a blogger & author get-together in Exeter, he described Andorra Pett as 'Agatha Raisin in space' and that is exactly how she comes across - quirky, funny, likeable, with a sensitive side and a heart of gold, a habit of getting into trouble and most of all a need to put her supersleuthing into action! She's adorable! Aside from Andorra, all the characters are interesting and add value to the story, from Andorra's sidekick, best friend Cy, to diner owner Munro. 

 

The book is intelligently written, professionally produced, and is a joy to read. The well thought out plot flows well, grabbing your attention and holding on tightly. There are twists and turns galore that I'd not foreseen. There is lots going on but it's so well managed that it doesn't become confusing. The complex relationships between characters add further layers to the darkness, and I love that it's all based on a mining station orbiting Saturn...this book satisfies both the crime thriller fan and the sci-fi geek in me all at once, which is fantastic! I can't wait to read Andorra's next adventures in Andorra Pett on Mars.

 

 

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