Death, The Devil And The Goldfish by Andrew Buckley
Nigel Reinhardt starts his day suspended upside down, from the top of a tall building, by a moronic thug. This isn’t too unusual if you owe a loan shark over fifty grand. But it’s probably not the norm for a police detective. Apart from being an awesome copper Nigel has this teensy gambling problem, the result of which has landed him in this little spot of bother. Normally this wouldn’t be too much of an issue as Nigel has a talent for talking himself out of tough spots.
Meanwhile the Devil, Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub, or whatever is your favorite moniker, has decided to take a week off from Hades to wreak havoc on our little blue planet. Things don’t go too right for him as the body he aimed to posses had the audacity to die and that means he ends up in someone (thing) he didn’t expect. Not too much of a problem; after all he’s the devil. But, collecting souls is a bit of a problem when Death gets rat arsed in Ireland and promptly quits his job. Now no-one is dying.Well, not totally true as they do actually die but as there is no-one to guide them to their correct destination they promptly return to earth, alive.
Nigel has to stop Satan’s plan of world domination, but as his team consists of his prophetic goldfish, the unemployed death dude, a penguin and an employee from a factory that is producing A.I elves things might not actually turn out the way he imagined.
This is a hilarious novel that needs to be on your bookshelf. If you are pissed off with your day this book is sure to lighten your mood considerably. Buy it now here.
Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program where he graduated with Excellence. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television he worked in marketing and public relations for several years before venturing into a number of content writing contracts. During this time he abandoned screenwriting altogether and began writing his first novel, Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish, which was published in December 2012 by CQ Press.
Andrew lives in the Okanagan Valley, BC with his wife, 3 children, two evil cats, and a very needy dog. Fueled only by Pop Tarts and Tetley Tea he spends his time writing, working, and podcasting for more hours than are actually contained in a day.
Andrew’s website: http://www.planetkibi.com/