Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library
Written by Dave Shelton
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Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo are pedigree police: the finest canine cops in all Muttropolis. And they're never short of work. The city is heaving with cunning crooks and malevolent mongrels who would sell their own mother for a bone. Join our dog detectives as they chase leads, sniff out crime, collar the bad guys and generally get their teeth into adventures full of action, suspense and... milkshakes. Criminals beware: McBoo and Bergman are on your tail! This is one of three out-of-this-world comic strip adventures novels to launch the DFC Library so prepare yourself for sumptuous tales from The Spider Moon and prehistoric horror in Mezolith. Ka-POW!
Dave Shelton, the author of Good Dog, Bad Dog says:
Imagine a Bogart and Bacall movie recast with Laurel and Hardy. Dressed in dog suits. That's not really quite what Good Dog, Bad Dog is like but still, imagine. Good Dog, Bad Dog, meanwhile, is a knockabout comic noir adventure comedy full of slapstick humour, terrible puns and exciting action. It's inspired by all the old black and white film noirs that I love but it's unpretentious fun rather than arty homage (though hopefully with a touch of class about it). Comics guru Paul Gravett praised its "snappy patter and clever twists" and called it a "punchy, fast-paced ... witty yarn" and that's pretty much what I was aiming for. It stars canine detectives Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo fighting crime in their home city of Muttropolis (I did mention the terrible puns didn't I?) as they tackle villains such as evil Wah Wah Johnson and thuggish Pug Ugly, trade lines with femme fatale Fifi La Confiture and occasionally disguise themselves in unconvincing beards. It's daft exciting fun and it's got milkshakes in it: what more could you want?
Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library by Dave Shelton
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David Fickling Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
4th March 2010
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