Death By Haggis
An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarterfinalist
REVIEW – Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards:
5 stars in all categories
“DEATH BY HAGGIS by Jay Cutts is a hilarious book sure to be enjoyed by those who find parodies entertaining. Recommended…
… it’s a fun romp. Truly one to be enjoyed as a great form of light entertainment. I hope this author will continue to write many books for years to come, for surely he’s already found many fans already looking for his next effort!”
REVIEW – by Richard Wolkomir, author of Wil Deft, Sinnabar, Dog Dance of Snikia
This slapstick fantasy/mystery is a hoot–it starts like an S.J. Perelman screenplay for the Marx Brothers, with a Woody Allen booster shot.
Amid verbal pyrotechnics, we meet a New York private eye (slightly dim) and his client, Jane, who asks: who’s trying to kill me? Pianos fall. Grenades fly. Off our hero goes to the Scottish highlands. Little People. Thick Gaelic accents. Then it’s Greece and the Aegean, where suspects swarm on the wine-dark seas. Evil twin sister. Secret agents, talking Eastern European. Mr. Big–totally mysterious. Also, a Polish housekeeper with, oddly, a Japanese accent. Duct tape used for evil. A snitch named Snitch. Cameras with built-in pistols. And, in the end? Surprise! Immediately followed by, you guessed it–Surprise!
ABOUT Death by Haggis
A tongue in cheek detective novel inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the “opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.”
Until the day Jane Hamchester walked into his squalid office, the highlight of Detective Sam Barlow’s life had been a particularly good tuna sandwich. Now he is charged with trying to save the life of the only woman he ever, uhm, thought was really swell. His only problem is that there are no clues, other than the nonsensical utterances of a dying man.
Barlow’s desperate search takes him first to Scotland and then to the Aegean. But time is running out. Not only for Jane but for the human race. Barlow’s only possible hope lies at the bottom of an ancient cavern, a remnant from the time when a different kind of human populated the Earth, a kind of human that could have saved mankind. Alas, they are long extinct. Or are they?