Spiggot: A Depraved Comedy
What do you get when you mix a misanthropic British detective with an axe murderer? No really, like actually mix them. Put them in the same body by some freak twist of fate involving the mystical powers of a stolen biblical phylactery. You get one wacky, hilarious mystery that can only come from the warped mind of Craig Saunders. Comedy, mystery, and action all mixed in one refreshing cup of tea. More
Spiggot, the consummate misanthrope copper, walks a fine line between lovable anti-hero and despicable bigot with very large shoes. His one redeeming feature is his beautiful partner, the seductively-named Francesca Trout. She keeps her one good eye on the job, and her slightly gammy, less attractive other eye on her partner.
Spiggot is catapulted into his second worst nightmare when, on a stakeout to catch criminal mastermind, his soul is sent by means of an ancient artifact into a mad axe murderer’s body, who is held captive in a maximum security residential hospital for the criminally insane...
Sheez, you couldn't make it up.
His only hope of redemption is to rely on his partner to help catch the villain. The trouble is he’s in a nutcase’s body, Trout didn’t like him in the first place, he’s got an insane copper after him and he’s afraid of pirates…
We can only hope this doesn’t all end on a boat…
"Incredibly tasteless, shamelessly lowbrow, and very, very funny!” -- Jeff Strand, author of Lost Homicidal Maniac (Answers to "Shirley")
Craig Saunders lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and three children, who he pretends to listen to while making up stories in his head.He has published more than two dozen short stories, and is the author of the novels Rain, Spiggot, and the forthcoming The Love of the Dead.