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NRPD: The mean streets: You may die laughing by [Burrill, Nick]
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A killer is stalking the mean streets of New Rochdale.

Two policemen are viciously slaughtered in a seemingly opportunistic attack by the most malevolent serial killer ever to grace the Kindle. (Even Hannibal the Cannibal wouldn’t sit next to him at the annual Fictional Serial Killers banquet. Hannibal ended up sitting between a murderer from a season finale of CSI: Miami and a kid from Scream 3. It wasn’t a pleasant evening. Then they served roasted census taker with baked beans and a substandard Bordeaux. Hannibal said they could stuff it next year.)

The world has already seen crime-cracking double acts from Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, to Cagney and Lacey, and to Ant and Dec. Now from the bowels of the New Rochdale Police Department come the inscrutable team of Detective Sergeant Nugus Bottomley and, his new recruit, Detective Constable Padraic Evans.

They think the cop killings tie in with an audacious train robbery from the 1980’s – a heist of silver bullion, denied by the government, a robbery that never was!

Armed to the back molars, the beer swilling, charismatic Nugus and the nerdish, neurotic Padraic take on the case of a lifetime, not realising that it could mean the end of their lives.

A host of memorable characters, including two capricious undertakers, a local crime boss and his Hollywood starlet daughter, and a bent copper, are only too happy to confuse matters for Nugus and Padraic, who have enough to worry about when a TV crew want to film the dynamic duo at work.

Then a mysterious stranger starts leaking blood, and other bodily fluids, everywhere.

A twisted plot – gruesome murders, a creepy secret prison cell, a dangerous doner kebab and an ice cream van.

NRPD: The mean streets – You may die laughing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2440 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Burrill; 2 edition (Dec 4 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6309678) out of 5 stars Easily one of the best books I've read in years! July 9 2013
By Tuan Ho - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This crime comedy with a touch of sci-fi and the supernatural is easily one of the best books I've read in years.

It's a very funny book. I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud. The characters are so likeable and the author, Nick Burrill is a master of humorously inventive metaphors. When you're not laughing, you'll be turning the pages to have your mind blown and zapped by the many thrilling plot twists.

NRPD features one of the most epic and satisfying conclusions in recent memory in any form of entertainment, whether it be a book, TV show or movie.

And any book that has a prospect of having a sequel should always have a bang-on killer last line -- which this book most definitely has. It injected me with a feeling of overwhelming anticipation for the next installment that I haven't felt since the first time I watched Back to the Future or The Dark Knight.

The year isn't over yet, but this is my must-read book of 2013. It's going to be hard to top it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa630e30c) out of 5 stars Not your everyday read June 13 2013
By The Kindle Book Review - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of those stories that becomes more and more intriguing as it unfolds with some of the most colorful characters one has ever seen between two pages. It will fit right in with science fiction, thrillers and paranormal fans as there is a lot going on here.

One of the main characters, Detective Nugus reminds me of House, from none other than House with his wit and sarcasm. And then there is his cohort Padraic who could not be more opposite, who is very kind, intelligent and timid. Let's don't forget the evil villain Vaughn who is otherworldly in both his presence and actions.

The two detectives are forced together to star in a new reality TV series known as The Mean Streets in New Rochdale England. They get more than they bargained for when Vaughn makes his presence and quickly upsets this otherwise quiet and uneventful town.

This begins the race to unravel a train heist from the 80's that was never solved by the presumed but never proven secretive organized criminals known as the Tangerine Gang. Nugus and Padraic need to stay one step ahead to stop Vaughn from his attempt to get to the treasure before time runs out.

If you are looking for a story with original writing and characters that you just don't see every day then look no further than NRPD: The Mean Streets. Thanks Nick for this great read which has stayed with me long after it has been read.

Claretta Maynard (The Kindle Book Review).
"The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6304174) out of 5 stars Awesome Crime Comedy July 5 2013
By chettsgenie - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
'NRPD: The Mean Streets' is a comical crime caper starring Nugus Bottomley 3 and his newly acquired clean-freak partner Padraic Evans.

And now it's time for something completely different - this book! Suffice it to say I was very pleasantly surprised by how amusing and unusual this was. The characters are stereotypes to a certain extent and that is played up to great comedic effect. There were times when I thought it was reminiscent to buddy-cop comedy movies (maybe a little bit zanier!), and times when it went a bit weird sci-fi/horror. The whole idea produced a fun, entertaining page-turner with some awesome ideas and laugh out loud moments!

I think it will depend on your sense of humour/sense of fun whether you will love this story (like me!) or not. I'd advise clicking to look inside if you're reading this review on Amazon to check whether it's gonna be your taste. If it is, what are you waiting for! My only complaints were there are a few editing issues and once or twice the story slowed down slightly, but none of that hampered my enjoyment of the story at all.

The ending was satisfying and left things open for a sequel which I very much hope is already underway!

All in all this is a very fun, amusing and intriguing book. I'd recommend it to almost anyone I know, although just a word of warning it's not appropriate for younger readers due to profanity and violence.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6304738) out of 5 stars NRPD is a mean, not so lean, great read Sept. 27 2014
By Customer Cathy - Published on
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This book transcends any one genre and excels in them all. It crosses the bounds of parody, procedural, science fiction, and more. The book is as complicated as the case its officers seek to solve. It has slapstick, sarcasm, and mature humor, yet also a good balance of somber to keep it from devolving. Interweaving crime solving with time travel and an "Odd Couple" pairing of detectives throw in the rest of the bumbling squad and its a great story. It is hilarious and the mystery compelling. The style takes a little time to get used to, but once you have submerged yourself into this zany world it is a great book.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6304384) out of 5 stars Could not get through it March 28 2013
By Bibliophile 76 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I love satires but this book was boring. I has to end my misery so I stopped reading 1/3 of the way through. Blah