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Imagine how surprised three regular carpentry apprentices are to find themselves embroiled in homegrown terrorist activities in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. Up to the point where the story begins, their lives revolve around real ale, quirky T-shirts and cranky classic cars. Unwittingly they are increasingly drawn into a web of subversive events which centre around his Imagine how surprised three regular carpentry apprentices are to find themselves embroiled in homegrown terrorist activities in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. Up to the point where the story begins, their lives revolve around real ale, quirky T-shirts and cranky classic cars. Unwittingly they are increasingly drawn into a web of subversive events which centre around historic Wattisham airbase. In this lively first crime novel, Pauline Manders has woven themes of friendship, loyalty and eccentricity against a backdrop of rolling wheat fields, Norman church towers and fertile fruit farms. Sample paragraph: 'Hello, Mr Clegg, are you ther...?' Chrissie never completed her question. A heavy blow landed on her back, catching her between the shoulder blades. She cried out as the air jolted from her chest. She staggered forwards and fell. Her face hit the brick floor has her handbag flew off her shoulder. Its contents clattered to the ground. She never saw her assailant.


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Imagine how surprised three regular carpentry apprentices are to find themselves embroiled in homegrown terrorist activities in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. Up to the point where the story begins, their lives revolve around real ale, quirky T-shirts and cranky classic cars. Unwittingly they are increasingly drawn into a web of subversive events which centre around his Imagine how surprised three regular carpentry apprentices are to find themselves embroiled in homegrown terrorist activities in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. Up to the point where the story begins, their lives revolve around real ale, quirky T-shirts and cranky classic cars. Unwittingly they are increasingly drawn into a web of subversive events which centre around historic Wattisham airbase. In this lively first crime novel, Pauline Manders has woven themes of friendship, loyalty and eccentricity against a backdrop of rolling wheat fields, Norman church towers and fertile fruit farms. Sample paragraph: 'Hello, Mr Clegg, are you ther...?' Chrissie never completed her question. A heavy blow landed on her back, catching her between the shoulder blades. She cried out as the air jolted from her chest. She staggered forwards and fell. Her face hit the brick floor has her handbag flew off her shoulder. Its contents clattered to the ground. She never saw her assailant.

22 review for Utterly Explosive

  1. 4 out of 5

    Keith

    I'm a new fan. I found the entire Utterly oeuvre sitting on a Kindle I inherited and am nearly through the tales. The woodworking friends are a credible bunch and clear descriptions soon establish the characters in the reader's imagination. Like many, I'm from the locale—but non-East Anglians should take to this series too, as they did to Alan Hunter's Norfolk cop, George Gently. Pauline's take on modern young males sometimes seems a old-fashioned (e.g. more admiring of introduced girl character I'm a new fan. I found the entire Utterly oeuvre sitting on a Kindle I inherited and am nearly through the tales. The woodworking friends are a credible bunch and clear descriptions soon establish the characters in the reader's imagination. Like many, I'm from the locale—but non-East Anglians should take to this series too, as they did to Alan Hunter's Norfolk cop, George Gently. Pauline's take on modern young males sometimes seems a old-fashioned (e.g. more admiring of introduced girl characters than hormone-driven!) but the acid test, as always, is that the stories draw me in and I'm hooked to the end. Some of the descriptions are a bit repetitive—another drink is slopped on the way from bar to table, etc.—but I like the sympathetic characters and their ésprit de corps. Each crime solution feels worked towards, not an unexpected rabbit-from-hat finale. Importantly, everywhere is evidence of the author's detailed research, as I can see in my area, IT. I look forward keenly to more in the series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julia Blake

    This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it was recommended to me by a fellow Suffolk writer as it is based in and around my hometown of Bury St Edmunds. From the very first page, I was hooked as the plot exploded on me, literally! Fast-paced and fun, this is a cosy mystery with a difference. No elderly amateur sleuths here, sitting in a corner knitting booties and solving crime, no, this book is one that will appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes. Its three central characters are This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it was recommended to me by a fellow Suffolk writer as it is based in and around my hometown of Bury St Edmunds. From the very first page, I was hooked as the plot exploded on me, literally! Fast-paced and fun, this is a cosy mystery with a difference. No elderly amateur sleuths here, sitting in a corner knitting booties and solving crime, no, this book is one that will appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes. Its three central characters are young and relatable, after all, we all remember what it’s like struggling to gain qualifications in our chosen field, and the plot bounces along at a fair old pace. A good clean read, this is for readers who prefer their novels not too brutally graphic either from a sexual or violent point of view, but don’t think that means there isn’t tension and gripping bits. I’m usually a slow reader but I consumed this in a few days and will definitely be reading more in the series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Polly Sinclair

    Enjoyed this quick read after seeing Pauline Manders speak at a local library. I like to read books where I know the setting but this was maybe too close to home for me and I found myself trying to work out places and roads logically rather than following the story! I was imagining Chrissie to be older than she turned out when her age was mentioned but I’m not sure if that was an assumption or the way she was portrayed...hope to read the next one and test this out! Not quite so keen on some of the Enjoyed this quick read after seeing Pauline Manders speak at a local library. I like to read books where I know the setting but this was maybe too close to home for me and I found myself trying to work out places and roads logically rather than following the story! I was imagining Chrissie to be older than she turned out when her age was mentioned but I’m not sure if that was an assumption or the way she was portrayed...hope to read the next one and test this out! Not quite so keen on some of the swearing but perhaps I’m just a bit prudish, but liked some of the references to Suffolk phrases.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jack

    Entertaining cozy Suffolk mystery with terrorists.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Denis

    good first novel, well paced with mix of comedy, crime and darkness. but not sure that half the attraction for me was the very local setting.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Cohen

  7. 5 out of 5

    MRS KARIN HELLABY

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christine Rolls

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jay-me (Janet)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Theo Clarke

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ann D

  13. 5 out of 5

    Linda King

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sally Sharma

  15. 5 out of 5

    Esther

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amy ~Lover of Books~

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Janet Towler

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ammy

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Kennedy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ros Scott

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mrs P A Thornton

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