Lynne Truss is a columnist, writer and broadcaster whose book on punctuation Eats, Shoots & Leaves was an international bestseller. She has written extensively for radio, and is the author of six previous novels, as well as a non-fiction account (Get Her Off the Pitch!) of her four years as a novice sportswriter for The Times. On radio, she is currently engaged in writing a continuing sequence of short stories for Radio 4 entitled Life at Absolute Zero. Her columns have appeared in the Listener, The Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Saga. She lives in Sussex and London with two dogs.
Murder by Milk Bottle is the third outing for Lynne Truss's loveable seaside ninnies. In relating and relishing the farcical events that culminate in the Utterly Preventable Milk-Bar Riot , it proves even funnier than its playful precursors * The Times * The glorious return of Constable Twitten and the doughty coppers of 1950s Brighton for a third adventure is a cause for celebration ... As ever the fun is in Truss's keen ear for dialogue, original comic characters and affectionate(ish) recreation of a seaside resort in its slightly sleazy heyday * Sunday Times Crime Club * A delight. Lynne Truss has great affection for her characters, who fully inhabit 1950s Brighton. The backgrounds of gang warfare and milk marketing come together to sublime comic effect. There are some lovely lines - and a cheerily high body count. Enormous fun -- Simon Brett A nicely managed farce with thoroughly likeable characters and a terrific period feel -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday * More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Daily Mail * [A] pitch-perfect send-up of 1950s Brighton with nods to Graham Greene ... Hilarious -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * Sunday Times Crime Club * Funny, clever, charming, imaginative, nostalgic and gently satirical -- Praise for the Constable Twitten series * The Times *