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Hot Potato

Hot Potato

(2003)
(The seventh book in the Fizz and Buchanan series)
A novel by

 

"The Fizz and Buchanan novels sizzle with fun and story-telling skill. A new star has been born into the mystery world."
Paula Gosling


"Every now and again we are lucky enough to be given a crime writer whose work has that cherishable mark of difference. Joyce Holms is one of that rare band."
H R F Keating


"Crime writing at it's best."
Alanna Knight


"Joyce's humour is sharp without being nasty, her characters well drawn, and her Edinburgh a place you'll want to spend time in."
Ian Rankin


First published in hardback by Allison and Busby.
The HOT POTATO that Tam and Fizz are left holding in the next book is Scott McKenzie who has just survived a horrific road accident which killed his companion, the lovely lady who was driving. However, Scott is unable to identify the dead woman. He has no memory of ever meeting her or, indeed, of the last two weeks having been on a blinder to end all blinders. He seems, on the face of it, to be an innocuous old drunkard but it soon appears that certain powerful people - among whom may be the police - want him dead. Unable to shunt him onto the proper authorities, Fizz and Tam find themselves implicated in robbery and murder, closely involved with some very high-octane villains and surrounded by more hot potatoes than a haggis on Burns night. On a roller-coaster ride that takes them from Scotland's scenic West Coast to the streets of Edinburgh they are forced to use every scrap of ingenuity to protect Scott and to keep him sober enough to avoid capture.
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Press Reviews on Joyce Holms's Work.
VAL McDERMID: Engaging and entertaining, it builds to a spectacular climax. Deft, daft and definitely delicious. Holms is a magician. - the reader is so busy laughing, the clues slip by unnoticed. (Manchester Evening News)
IAN RANKIN. : Delightfully quirky. For Joyce's stories you don't need a strong stomach, though you may find your sides aching with laughter. Her humour is sharp without being nasty, her characters well-drawn and her Edinburgh a place you'll want to spend time in.
SUNDAY TIMES: The writing is deft and smooth, the characters well-drawn and Fizz and Tam are a couple worth keeping an eye on.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: A cleverly plotted story. The characters are well-drawn and the story moves along at an enjoyably brisk pace.
SHERLOCK HOLMES MAGAZINE: Diverting humour and nifty characterization. Go on - go out, get it, gasp and giggle.
BIRMINGHAM POST: A good story, light-hearted, full of fascinating characters .
SHOTS MAGAZINE: Holms has a gift for writing pacy mysteries with a central pair of very engaging characters,
SCENES OF CRIME REVIEWS: Holms has a gift for writing light, pacey mysteries with an engaging pair of central characters in Fizz and Tam.
THE SCOTSMAN: delightfully quirky.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Hot Potato
Author(s): Joyce Holms
ISBN: 1843955075 / 9781843955078 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Hot Potato (Fizz & Buchanan Mystery)
Author(s): Joyce Holms
ISBN: 0749006056 / 9780749006051 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Hot Potato (Fizz & Buchanan Mystery)
Author(s): Joyce Holms
ISBN: 0749083964 / 9780749083960 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Audio Editions

July 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Hot Potato (Soundings)
Author(s): Joyce Holms
ISBN: 1842835491 / 9781842835494 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hot Potato (The Fizz and Buchanan Mysteries Book 7)
Author(s): Joyce Holms

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