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Andrew's most recent publication :-  
Number 1 Bestselling eBook...                        
Cross Dressed To Kill 
        ( ...Love Loss Revenge ... and a spot of MURDER!) 

                                              Gripping, Thrilling, Compelling, Hilarious!

                             Set in small town Middle England where nothing nasty should happen, this witty thriller will make you laugh, cry, and question one or two of lifes quirkier realities. Lying somewhere between Niall Johnsons and Richard Russos 'Keeping Mum' and CBS televisions 'Dexter' (a serial killer hero - should you love him or hate him?). 'Cross-dressed to kill' picks up the story of a likeable rogue, a gently camp hairdresser who, disappointed with life and disillusioned with his once glittering career, after he begins chatting neurotically to his contrary reflection in a salon mirror, starts disposing of his most irritating clients. The novel follows its 'hero' through the course of one turbulent year, charting half a dozen 'unfortunate' murders, a host of twists and turns, and ultimately a devastating revenge...

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 What the critics say about 'Cross dressed to kill' :-

 

·         ‘Gripping - funny - thrilling - compelling.....’  

·         'Anybody who ever had a bad hair day needs to read this book... a must for all hairdressers, and perhaps a warning to their clients...' 

·         'In 'Cross dressed to kill' Andrew Lucas presents us with a baddy indeed, but a nicer, more appealing villain, a serial killer to love, a Sweeney Todd for the 21st century' . Max Southwell -  May 2011. 

·         'Fab holiday reading, had me laughing on the sand and on the edge of my bed last thing before sundown'. Ava Gale - Feb 2011.  

·         'Written simply and anecdotally, Cross-dressed to kill is a multifaceted work that will provoke, move, and amuse every reader.'
Hartley - Lit FR.

 

'CROSS DRESSED TO KILL' is what Graham Greene used to call ‘an entertainment’.  It is not quite a traditional literary novel, although the style of writing is literary, and it makes no pretentions to changing the face of the cultural history of our century. It sets out to amuse, surprise, and entertain, and in this it succeeds. It is pleasingly amoral, and we are delighted that the hero - or anti-hero – survives comfortably on the Costa Amalfitana, possibly on the threshold of something or other, but we really cannot imagine what.

Andrew Lucas

The novel is driven conventionally by plot, character, and situation, but also by a very sure hand with dialogue, inner thought, and both mental and physical landscape, which effectively advances the narrative. While it is a well paced, escapist, witty read and can be enjoyed on that level alone, there is more than a whisper, a resonance, of social comment, which – without wishing to sound too pretentious – I think gives the manuscript bite.
I read this on a fine cold afternoon in my conservatory I Oxfordshire with a glass of Chardonnay at my elbow, and it the novel was well suited to that function. Andrew Lucas successfully creates in the reader the suspension of disbelief, which has been the task of the novelist since the first storyteller unrolled his mat in the market square, and gives him or her a few hours of escapist pleasure.  The reader is inextricably involved in the happenings. The minor characters are well drafted; Detective Sapsead’s termination by bus is a particularly entertaining slice of mayhem.
I am sure that I will not be the only person to appreciate this well structured, blackly comedic thriller. In particular, it has an original plot, which, these days, is not all that frequently encountered. I don’t think there has been murderous hairdresser since the demise of Sweeney Todd.' 
                                                                                                              Bryn Blackthorn PP&E New book review Jan 2011
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