Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike. Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.
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Mavis is getting married, there’s a flasher on the loose and someone seems to be just a bit obsessed with Mavis – that is someone other than her beloved Joe.
We are regaled with some everyday stories of policing from Constable Mavis Upton told in a humorous and affectionate way by Gina Kirkham. Nevertheless there are some serious points to be made – just not too many – in this tale of ordinary policing, ordinary or rather extraordinary people and ordinary life. Mavis has a lot on her plate not just the job, she’s getting married, she’s got her dad and other family issues. Things just never seem to go to plan for this big-hearted soul but as we wend our way through this heartwarming tale of Mavis and her life we are treated to some wonderful characters not least of which is Mavis herself.
The stories that are recounted tell of everyday policing in the North West of England – from remembering how she reconnected with her father, shoplifting, a flasher who is avoiding apprehension, since none of the women can identify anything other than his doughnut encased appendage, to fatal incidents. All told through the unique mind of Mavis courtesy of Gina Kirkham. Alongside those insights come the family ones, Mavis isn’t just a police officer – she’s a mum, a soon to be wife, a daughter and friend. You will laugh out loud and, perhaps, even shed an odd tear as you follow Mavis through the mayhem that is her quite wonderful life.
Gina Kirkham writes in a somewhat bawdy humourous style which can certainly brighten your day. However, in my opinion, she comes into her own when recounting the poignant stories of Mavis’s life and this, for me, makes Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot worth reading.
With thanks to Urbane Publishing, Gina Kirkham and Love Books Group for the eARC of Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: The Further Adventures of Constable Mavis Upton. Like to find out more? Take a look at the #LoveBooksGroupTour…
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Publication Day: 19th July 2018
Publisher: @UrbaneBooks Urbane Publications
ISBN: 978-1911583813 Pages: 320
Genre: Women’s Fiction | Humour
Author: Gina Kirkham was born on the Wirral in the not-so-swinging 50’s. Being the less adventurous of three children, she remains there to this day. Trundling a bicycle along a leafy path one wintry day, a lifelong passion to be a police officer gave her simultaneously an epiphany and fond memories of her favourite author Enid Blyton and moments of solving mysteries. Thus began an enjoyable and fulfilling career with Merseyside Police. On retirement she put pen to paper to write a book based on her experiences as a police officer. And so Mavis Upton was born…
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