Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 15

This novel is something a little different for me. It is a satire set in the UK at the present moment. There are striking parallels between these days and the 1930s. There’s a lot of racist people around who are crawling out of the woodwork as they have been encouraged by the implications of theContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 15”

The Black Hill Hotel Mystery

Would you like to know what’s on the menu at the Black Hill Hotel? Starter of Kidnapping Main course of Impersonation Dessert of Revenge Someone is leaving tracks in the snow around The Black Hill Hotel and no one can work out why. Inspector Colin Knowles is called in when one of the guests hasContinue reading “The Black Hill Hotel Mystery”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 128

“Well, Tomcat, those pigeons were designed to trick you and they succeeded, didn’t they? You’ll just have to accept that your patriotic pals might be lovers of England, but they have an axe to grind and wanted to further their own ends and wanted to use you to achieve those ends.” “But when a manContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 128”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 127

“I can see I am stretching your geographical expertise to its limits. I work for the UK government, to be exact MI5, and we have been watching your merry little export business hobby for a while, but of greater importance were your friends here,” he gestured to the bodies on the ground, “who were keenContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 127”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 126

Once the vehicle had left, Mr. Steeple took out a revolver and insisted that Tompkins and Filly leave the house. Mandrake and James The Younger went ahead and unlocked the door of the shed. Tompkins and Filly were marched into the back garden and bundled inside the low building with its thick wooden walls andContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 126”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 125

“That’s kind of you, sir” said Ingram, “we can normally cope, but you look like you could lift them both out at the same time.” “I can try,” said Tompkins, “saves time.” He strode out to the rear of the ambulance and grabbed the handles of the two contraptions. He pulled and the two cameContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 125”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 124

“There is another possibility,” said Tompkins and whispered something into Filly’s ear. She looked at him with slight surprise, but then nodded when she thought about it. “What’s that you’re sharing?” said Mandrake, “a few thoughts about Dr. Black, perhaps?” “Yes, my husband was suggesting that Dr. Black might be a double agent working forContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 124”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 123

“They’re hanging out at a gate about three miles away, you might ask the ambulance to stop off there, as I think concussion has paid a visit there too,” replied Filly who was still fuming. The Reverend Green emitted a slight gurgle and lay flat on the floor. “Better make them send two ambulances asContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 123”

Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 119

“Yes, when you say that, that stokes the fires within me, let’s cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war, or at least the dachshunds of war and see what we can find.” “The dachshunds of war? Why dachshunds?” “It’s not really a war, is it? More a skirmish, so a small dog forContinue reading “Satire – Tomcat Tompkins – 119”

Tomcat Tompkins – 91

Dexter smiled and asked “Will there be anything else, sir? Do you need a cover for those papers?” “I would love a cover for these papers, thank you, Dexter,” replied Tompkins planning his next step. He would have to return to Aunt Jemima’s as soon as possible. “Can I borrow the phone, Dexter?” he askedContinue reading “Tomcat Tompkins – 91”