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Sick as a Parrot (A Grace Smith Investigation) epub ebook

by Liz Evans

Sick as a Parrot (A Grace Smith Investigation) epub ebook

Author: Liz Evans
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Publishing; New Ed edition (May 1, 2004)
Pages: 248 pages
ISBN: 0752860232
ISBN13: 978-0752860237
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 322
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British PI Grace Smith is parrot-sitting Talulah, an alcoholic bird who learned to talk by watching old movies and porn. Meanwhile, the biggest chauvinist in the Seatoun police force is trying to move into Grace’s spare room.

British PI Grace Smith is parrot-sitting Talulah, an alcoholic bird who learned to talk by watching old movies and porn. Complicating matters further is Hanna Conti, who wants Grace to prove the innocence of her birth mother, convicted 20 years ago for a brutal murder. And, finally, somebody wants Grace to stop her investigations-or else. Evans is billed as England’s answer to Janet Evanovich, but this sells her short

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To be as sick as a parrot is to be very disappointed or unhappy. It is generally used by sports fans to express their disappointment about their team. It is thought to have first been said by Liverpool footballer Phil Thompson

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Adopted at birth, Hanna Conti attempts to trace her family. She turns up a mother who, 20 years earlier, was convicted of murder. Convinced that her mother is innocent, Hannah hires PI Grace Smith to prove it. Grace uncovers the story of the very messy murder of Janet Hepburn, a teacher at St. Martin’s Comprehensive, but there are a lot of people who’d rather she stopped digging. On Grace’s side (or possibly not) is an ex-cop with a shady past and Betterman177, a mysterious emailer who sends tantalizing clues about what was happening at St. Martin’s two decades ago. To add to these complications, Grace has been conned into bird-sitting a psychotic parrot, and Terry Rosco, the most chauvinistic cop in Seatoun, is trying to move into Grace’s spare room. And, oh yes—someone keeps trying to kill her.
Reviews (2)
VizoRRR
Grace Smith is everything a detective should be - smart, willing to kick [...] when necessary, witty, daring, and able to take care of herself.

Unlike so many U.S. mystery series these days - "Sick as a parrot" is NOT a thinly veiled romance novel. It's funny, engrossing, action filled, with even a little sex - but not one of those lamed "does he like me? is he too dangerous for me?" bits of tripe that ruin the genre. Grace gets it done - again!

I'll never see another parrot without thinking about how it would look in clothes

Gozragore
Liz Evans has been compared to Evanovich, only British. I can understand the comparisons, because her detective is female and funny, but I enjoyed this book more than I've enjoyed Evanovich (although I have read everything by her and look forward to her new books as well). This book was much better plotted than anything I've read by Evanovich, and the humor is a bit subtler.

Much of the humor involves a parrot that detective Grace Smith ends up agreeing to babysit (in exchange for free meals and some cash while she does this). Only after she takes the bird home does she learn that the parrot is 1) very talkative and 2) can't stand to be left alone -- dire consequences when this happens. You can imagine the humor in having to either take the parrot with her (in a carrying cage) or find someone to stay with the bird while she conducts various parts of the investigation of her case.

Then there's the policeman who keeps showing up at her doorstep wanting to spend the night because his wife has kicked him out -- Grace can't stand him but somehow ends up taking him in again and again. This interferes with a budding romance with a mysterious man who gets involved in the same case she's investigating.

Oh yes, there is a case. A young woman comes to see her, wanting to know more about her birth mother -- who she has learned did time for murder. The hope is that the mother can be proved innocent. This is made more difficult by the fact that the birth mother (now out of jail) wants nothing to do with her daughter or her daughter's P.I.

I found myself bursting out laughing at parts, and I also could hardly wait to find out more about the case Grace is investigating. It was a real page-turner. I can hardly wait to read other books by this author -- I hope others discover her so that it will be somewhat easier to get her books in this country.

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