Two Detectives. One Murder. No Clue.
The first in the Rex & Eddie Mysteries series, Catchee Monkey is a comedy-mystery — or daft noir — that lovingly mashes the pulp detective novel with a British twist.
When Eddie is persuaded to start a detective agency with his friend Rex, he hopes to set up a respectable business, while Rex sees it as a chance to play out his noir fantasies.
The inexperienced sleuths stumble upon a murder mystery that puts them head-to-head with gangsters, assassins, and corrupt coppers. Outnumbered, outgunned and outwitted, they have to solve their case before it kills them, or before they end up killing each other.
Targeted Age Group: 13 and up
Book Price: 2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My book is different from other mysteries because it is a comedy about inept detectives. Rex and Eddie are more Laurel and Hardy than they are Philip Marlowe. Rather than tell a story about a hard-boiled detective, these two are more like boys in a man’s world; it’s a fish out of water story.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write, tell everyone that you write, and be adaptable. By telling people you’ll find opportunities open up. By telling as many people as possible I’ve been given chances to write for the BBC website, for a Ubisoft video game, a late-night sketch show. It was all because I told people I was a writer and I took what ever jobs related to writing I could.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love detectives and I love stories about teams coming together, so I decided to tell a story about two friends trying to be detectives, It was fun for me to write because I could lovingly parody the conventions of detective stories. I secretly, maybe not that secretly, want to be a detective and have even done some amateur stuff like helping my wife find her biological father. I decided it would be fun to play out my detective fantasies in novel form.
About the Author:
Sean Cameron is from Rochester, England and currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and step-daughter. When not laughing at the British weather report, he finds time to write the comedy book series REX & EDDIE MYSTERIES.
He likes cycling, dinosaurs, carrot cake, and hiking; although not much hiking happens as he fears being eaten by a mountain lion. He dislikes the news, squash soup, Gordon Ramsey’s face, and mountain lions.