For readers who enjoy sleepless nights and having not seen the final page coming, British mystery writer Alan Roberts is a storytelling force to be reckoned with, Included in Parrot & Sweeney, his debut collection of unforgettable mysteries, are three whodunits including "Murder of a Nobleman", 'The Poacher's Last Shot," and "The Director's Final Cut." With dark humor, taut suspense, and a flair for the twisted, these winning, if bloodstained stories are distinctly English and set in rural areas just outside London. With vernacular finesse, readers are intoduced to Detective Chief Inspector George Parrot and his able sidekick, Detective Sergeant Daniel Sweeney, two flat-foots who know a thing or two about detecting-- and aren't too shy to give an opinion on just about everything. The two sleuths can see through a lover's quarrel, predict how a recently bereaved widow might act, and rewrite history if only by a just prison sentence. For fans of the genre-- this collection stands and delivers.