More about Lie of the Tiger by John Martin
Paddy – if that is indeed his real name – has taken the reins of the Windy Mountain Tasmanian Tiger Museum, only to discover the previous manager left the building in a coffin.
Then he finds out that the devious owners don’t actually want him to succeed anyway.
The old men’s dogged determination isn’t good news for a third octogenarian who has the only legal dog in town, but stuff him.
Oodles and Wish-Wash have good reason not to like The Mayor anyway and if he won’t help, they are prepared to break the law.
This is a funny, sometimes touching story with a quirky character around almost every corner.
Lie of the Tiger is book 1 of the Windy Mountain series. Each book has its own story.
But if you enjoy this one, Blokes on a Plane (book 2), Whitey and the Six Dwarfs (book 3), Blokes in Donegal (book 4), and Blokes in the House (book 5, inspired by the events of 2020), await with many of the same endearing characters.
Lie of the Tiger is free as part of this PROMOTION until 31 August
I read Lie of the Tiger last week and it really made me smile. And! I had never heard of a Tasmanian tiger.
Here’s my review:
Lie of the Tiger is a quirky satire about a Tasmanian tiger museum. The book is educational (I had never heard of this extinct cat) and funny. Yes, it is because John Martin has a funny way with words. Character names are playfully chosen Wish-Wash and Oodles, and later Sergeant Stretch (especially when someone stretches out their arms to catch him). The plot is engaging. To keep his job, Paddy must succeed in reopening the museum, but this means proving that these stripy wildcats are still alive and well near Windy Mountain. Recommended for cat lovers, big cat conspiracy enthusiasts and readers with a sense of humour.
Apologies, I did promise to write a blog post about an interesting conversation I had with my sister-in-law. This will be about books, reading and why we choose to read certain books. I haven’t written the post yet because I’ve been really suffering with fatigue. I’ve got MS, it’s just something I have to put up with.
At least I can still read. And write! Another reason I am worn out at the moment is I am writing my next book. This is about a woman trying to find her way in life after lockdown. Although I am enjoying writing it, I am drained!
Have some free books on me, have a great weekend, Samantha 🙂