Artist, Cartoonist, Comedy Writer
Books in the Adam Eve series
Struggling comedy writer, Adam Eve, hires a pantomime horse outfit for his book launch party in order to give his readers a smile, but everything that can possibly go wrong does, and the evening is an unmitigated disaster. To make matters worse, he loses one of the outfit’s rubber hoofs, and in doing so, duly loses his £100 deposit at the fancy dresshire shop.
Incensed by the injustice of it all, he vows to find the hoof - or at least one like it - at all costs, in order to recover his money. There is a fine line between principle and obsession, and Adam blindly lurches over it in his single-minded quest for fair play, leaving a trail of mayhem and chaos in his wake.
To compound his misery, Adam’s uncle has been murdered and the Eve family are being pursued, for no apparent reason, by an unknown psychopathic killer. The dim-witted local constabulary are convinced that Adam has murdered his own uncle, and are doing their level best to make his life unbearable.
Can he outwit his growing army of protagonists and come out on top? Will he find his hoof and get his deposit refunded?
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Go on, cough up. You know it makes sense!
Struggling writer, Adam Eve, has written a novel which his friend, Rob Wakefield, Managing Director of Capybara, a top London publishing house, assures him is a best seller. All Adam has to do is finish the final chapter, and he can claim his sizeable advance. There’s only one small problem. Adam’s laptop is stolen on the homeward train, and with it his manuscript.
This isn’t the end of the world, however, as the local photocopy shop has a spare one. Or at least, it did have until the work experience lad burnt the place down with one of his discarded cigarette ends. Now Adam is desperate to find his missing laptop, and meanwhile Rob Wakefield is screaming for his book. Then life gets even more complicated.
Adam is arrested for stealing central heating radiators and murdering most of the town’s cats, neither of which he is guilty of. Seriously in danger of losing the plot metaphorically as well as literally, he then discovers something lurking under his floorboards that promises to change his life forever.
Will Adam find his laptop? Can he prove his innocence to the humourless neighbourhood policeman who is hounding him? There’s only one way to find out. Read “Losing the Plot”, one of the funniest and most original stories of the year, and if you like it, there are ten more, equally wonderful Geoff Tristram novels to get you laughing out loud!
Chaotic comedy writer, Adam Eve, is left a large sum of money in his hell-raising Uncle Ken’s will, on condition that he returns a rare Maori carving, which was stolen by his uncle some thirty years previously, to the Maori Museum in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Petrified with fear by the thought of being incarcerated in a Jumbo Jet for 24 hours, but desperately in need of the money, he agrees to undertake the mission, but predictably, for Adam at least, all is not what it seems. Uncle Ken, it appears, had an ulterior motive.
True to form, Adam manages to get himself into all sorts of trouble even before he sets foot on the plane, and things go downhill fast from thereon in.
Can Adam triumph over bogus policemen, ruthless killers, humourless customs officials, snap-happy Japanese tourists, a Croatian nymphomaniac and a clingy mallard duck? Will he return the carving in one piece to claim his inheritance, and more importantly, can he find true love Down Under?
There’s only one way to find out, if you discount shop-lifting. Reach into your pocket, wallet, sporran or handbag and part with £8.99, which - be assured - equates to less than a penny per laugh. You will then become the proud owner of arguably the funniest book you will ever read, with the possible exception of its prequel, ‘The Curious Tale of the Missing Hoof’, which is every bit as good, as it happens.
Treat yourself. We guarantee you won’t live to regret it!
Adam Eve wakes up on Sunday morning to find his son’s friend, Nosher, fast asleep and snoring loudly on Adam’s new settee. He instructs his son to remove the offending article immediately, only to discover that the uninvited guest can’t be woken up. Searching the comatose lad’s pockets for clues that might help the paramedics, Adam finds a strange, cryptic note, which sets off an incredible series of events that all seem to be connected.
The trail soon leads Adam to a retired academic from nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, who had been hinting to friends and colleagues that he was on the verge of ‘a life-changing discovery of global importance’.
Then, just as Adam finally appears to be making progress, everything goes pear-shaped as the eccentric old man shuffles off his mortal coil. He teams up with legendary local artist and adventurer, David Day, and suddenly things get very interesting indeed.
Join Adam, his new girlfriend, Helen, and David as they suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, not to mention mad professors, comedy hypnotists, assorted art thieves and a plague of field mice, before they make the discovery of the century.
Oh, and be prepared for the fits of uncontrollable laughter you will experience on the way!