I am pleased to be taking part in this blog tour courtesy of #LoveBooksGroupTours and thank them and Jonathan for the chance to read this book.
Hellcorp sparkles like a bloodblack diamond. Satan’s got his work cut out in this darkly comic crime tale. A cracking read! Mark Leggatt
Life is hard for The Devil and he desperately wants to take a holiday. Growing weary from playing the cosmic bad guy, he resolves to set up a company that will do his job for him so the sins of the world will tick over while he takes a vacation. God tells him he can have his vacation just as soon as he solves an ancient crime.
But nothing is ever easy and before long he is up to his pitchfork in solving murders, desperate to crack the case so he can finally take the holiday he so badly needs… This is a perfectly pitched darkly comic crime novel that is ideal for fans of Christopher Fowler and Ben Aaranovitch.
Publication Day: 5th July 2018
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Genre: Thriller | Supernatural | Humour
About the Author:
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste – with everything in between. He’s also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC and STV. ‘HellCorp’ is his second novel following his debut, ‘Morbid Relations’.
WOW! I am so glad I agreed to take part in this blog tour as I really liked this book! Never (in my recollection) has a book made me literally laugh out loud by the end of the page, but this one did! I mean, the Pop farting, drinking and smoking when he’s alone is enough to make most people smile at the very least!
My main issue with this book is that I can’t tell you a huge amount because I really don’t want to ruin things for you but suffice to say that its a cracking story – imaginative but believable … and even the Devil is a likeable character!
I love the interactions between the Devil and God – you can sometimes forgets that they were brothers before the Devil was sent to Hell and I think that Whitelaw captures this well.
The other characters in the book are written well; the Devil’s secretary is really sassy and doesn’t take any rubbish and I love the fact that Gideon is a Doctor – the mix of science and religion is an ongoing challenge which is again captured well in this book.
I agonised over the rating I want to give this book – I truly save my 5 stars for the books that I ADORE and will read again and again and again .. (think Harry Potter, The Martian and Ready Player One) and whilst this was really very very good, I don’t think it can join the group for me but it is very close so I am going to break my own rules about quarter points and give this a 4.75! I have marked it as 5 stars on GoodReads and Amazon though!
Seriously – Pick up a copy and get ready for the laughs!