Mister Rainbow in the Case of the Cock Robin Killer by C.S. Boag

Mister Rainbow in the Case of the Cock Robin Killer by C.S. Boag
four-stars

Mister Rainbow in the Case of the Cock Robin Killer by C.S. Boag, like its impressive title, is sure not to disappoint. A cross between classic film noir, Sin City, and John Kennedy Toole’s, “A Confederacy of Dunces,” the story is an absolute riot, though it does not actually feature any riots. As many of you may have already surmised, Cock Robin is, in fact, murdered– this does not spoil any important plot points. His murder is then picked up and investigated by…well, he has so many aliases and false names and there are only so many words in this space, so…his murder is investigated by a very private investigator. A man who is good at his work, or at least good enough to scrape by. Mister Rainbow does not exist, but this does not prevent him from having a kid, an ex-girlfriend, an ex-wife, and a potential stalker who sometimes get in the way of his work or get him into trouble. The more he investigates, the more the plot thickens and the bodies pile up. As far as anyone is concerned, in Sydney, Australia, Mister Rainbow has one of the most interesting lives for a man who is not actually known to be alive.

Mister Rainbow in the Case of the Cock Robin Killer is a fun and fast-paced read, with lots of twists and turns that will keep you chuckling and wondering who or what will happen next. That being said, if you cannot handle a pun or some fun, but mostly the puns, you are not going to make it. Do not say we did not warn you, because sometimes a pun can be as dangerous as a gun. That may not actually be true, as we have heard that guns can be quite lethal, but seriously, be ready for some puns.

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