The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief – Marc Whelchel

5 Stars

The Doubly Dead Angel-ThiefBlurb: ‘Meet V.C. Almond, Mastermind Sleuth, Jack of Some Trades, and the Delmar Loop’s Private Investigator Ordinaire.

V.C. Almond’s life is in the gutter. Divorced and broke, he’s living in a rat trap apartment above the loudest punk music venue in the Delmar Loop. Worse, his dear friend, merry prankster Jake Kennedy, son of crime boss “Big Jamie” Kennedy, has just committed suicide.

The night of Jake’s funeral, V.C. returns home to find a surprise on his floor: Jake’s freshly murdered, bullet-riddled body. Soon realizing Jake’s double death appears destined to go unsolved, V.C. reluctantly agrees to help private detective Aldous Lewie crack the case.

Stumbling upon the body of a man who’s supposed to already be dead is just the first leg of V.C.’s journey down the rabbit hole.

Two things soon become clear: Even in the Communication Age, miscommunication reigns supreme. And if V.C. and his band of misfits don’t figure out who aced their amigo, then they will soon be sipping GrandMa in the Great Beyond.’


Firstly, let me say that if you’re going to read any book this year, it should be this one.

Marc Whelchel, the author of this amazing book, got in contact with me and asked me to review it and I’m so glad he did.

V.C. Almond is probably the most normal character in this book. All the characters in this are lovable but definitely crazy…. Yet I can hand on heart say that I’d love to hang out with them, even though it would 100% end in serious trouble.

The writing in this book is just pure genius. I think it’s really tricky to combine crime fiction with humour because the two don’t tend to go hand in hand, but it worked so perfectly in this book.

I’m already excited about what Marc Whelchel has in store for us next time!


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If you’d like to buy a copy (and I highly recommend that you do), please click here!

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