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Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab By Columbkill Noonan,

  • Title: Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab
  • Author: Columbkill Noonan
  • ISBN: 9781546786078
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients.Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to BarnabasBarnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients.Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to Barnabas by a former client who perished in a terribly unfortunate incident which was almost certainly not Barnabas fault Anubis sends for Barnabas in a most uncivilized manner and tells him that the scarab beetle in charge of rolling the sun across the sky every day has been kidnapped, and perhaps dismembered entirely.The Land of the Dead is in chaos, which will soon spill over into the Land of the Living if Barnabas together with his trusty assistant, Wilfred cannot set matters to right Pulled from his predictable if unremarkable life in Marylebone, Barnabas must match his wits against the capricious and dangerous Egyptian gods in order to unravel the mystery of the missing beetle and thereby save the world.
    Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in n

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    1. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Japes aplenty, some seriously funny characters, and the ancient gods of Egypt.I was chatting to the author about this book, and was immediately sold on the concept Victorian detectives and ancient Egypts please I m pleased to say it was a good, fun read with plenty of entertaining silliness and lots of creativity to boot Barnabas is a fairly rubbish detective, working with his friend Wilfred to solve mysteries for his clients who of [...]

    2. Check out this review, and many , on my blog jessjesinghaus.wordpressWhat might happen if a rather inept Victorian detective were to find himself suddenly in the Egyptian afterlife, charged with solving a case for none other than the god Anubis himself Why hilariousness, of course Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan is a zany, quirky tale sure to tickle your fancy Barnabas Tew has big dreams Captured by the notion of becoming a famous detective, like his idol She [...]

    3. This fun, quirky, and sometimes quite silly adventure rather flew by, for me Victorian London, fantasy, a touch of steampunk and a huge dollop of humor and silliness anchor the tale as our bumbling, pseudo Holmesian, titular detective and his much less bumbling assistant Wilfred are charged by none other than Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead, with solving the case of the missing scarab A slew of ancient deities are only some of the hurdles with which our intrepid duo have to contend and the myst [...]

    4. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review This in no way effects my overall rating of this book.When I chose to read and review this book I was wary but I m happy that this book surprised me in the best way possible.Our title character Barnabas Tew is a Private Detective living in Victorian England He s an aspiring Sherlock Holmes with Wilfred forgot his last name as his John Watson He s had a back track record of his past clients dying due to his mistakes H [...]

    5. This was such an interesting and unique read I remember reading similar storylines, when I was younger, and absolutely adoring the clever blend of detective work and history However, as I grew, I started to notice there weren t really any or many of these for adults This book shows that there definitely are and they are so much better than even I remember I loved the blend of history and PI work As the, somewhat failing, private investigator tries his hand at helping Anubis, fix an untimely issu [...]

    6. Truly hilarious book Read such a quirky book after long When an incompetent detective is hired by an Egyptian lord, what happens Gear up for a funny ride and know the fate of this detective and his slightly wiser, but not really, assistant.Barnabas Tew is a detective who solve cases such that his employers end up dead Of course he doesn t kills them but somehow he is of unlucky than lucky in solving his cases But all that does not deters him from equating his case solving skills with none other [...]

    7. First off, the title is spectacular, the book cover is spectacular, and anything with a Steampunk Victorian flavor is right up my alley The two lead characters, Barnabas and Wilfred, are masterfully written in that perfect old English way of speaking that hearkens back to an age of politeness, well mannered actions, and flowery prose I love that Although, I will say that the in my opinion , excessive use of exclamation points in the first few chapters nearly ruined it for me as a flowing read in [...]

    8. You ll never read another book quite like this quirky, fantastical tale of Barnabas Tew I absolutely loved it, especially the hark back to a different time and place via some of the most colourful and humorous language Colombkill Noonan has quite an imagination and writes quite brilliantly

    9. This was definitely a very unique novel The speech patterns of Barnabas Tew and his competent assistant Wilfred mostly harkens back to the formality of the Victorian age with a few contemporary phrases appearing here and there which kept me on my toes as I read about their tough job in find the missing Egyptian Kephre The god Anubis is only one of a raft of Egyptian god and goddess characters in the story, all of them with their own foibles and traits which confuse and confound the hapless Barn [...]

    10. There aren t many books you can pick up where the heroes are dead within the first couple of chapters but this is one of them Still, there s plenty of fun and adventure for them in the Egyptian afterlife A very unusual story and an entertaining read.

    11. Reviewed by Jetana Mutter This book was provided for an honest reviewA good mystery has the power to engross us all sort of like a car wreck We can t help but look at every angle even when all we want to do is to pull ourselves away A great mystery not only captivates you, it immerses you within the world of the characters and keeps you guessing right up until the end Detective stories have been a staple in mysteries since around 1841 when Edgar Allen Poe published The Murders in the Rue Morgue [...]

    12. I love a good detective story as a general rule When presented with the chance to read a book set around the time the Sherlock Holmes stories were published about a reader of them who admired them so much he desired to become a detective, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun Add to that the fact that the fact that the summary promised one of his clients to be an Egyptian god and I was than a little intrigued Barnabas Tew appears as something of a bumbling sweetheart, somewhere between a pitia [...]

    13. A Victorian London detective story with a touch of Egyptian mythology I say a touch because other than the names, and some settings there really isn t a lot of Egyptian content in the story The story definitely has a distinctly mystery and case solving feel like those of Sherlock Holmes.This was a different pace for me, but an enjoyable one What I liked the most was the vocabulary and sentence structure with which the two main characters spoke and the majority of the book was written in It has t [...]

    14. It has been a while since I read a story targeted to a younger audience let s say, to a juvenile reader because of that, I didn t really know what to expect from this small book Even if I can t tell you what my expectations were at the beginning, I can tell what the outcome ended up being a very funny, intriguing and entertaining detective fiction There were three main reasons that highly contributed to my enjoying of this book the mystery itself, the british humor and the egyptian mythology And [...]

    15. I wanted to like Barnabas Tew, I really did Supernatural Victorian detective exploring foreign mythological happenings is an incredibly specific genre that I have been craving since reading American Gods and Sherlock in close succession.However, no matter how much I tried, I couldn t enjoy it The main character Barnabas Tew, a self styled Sherlock admirer complete with deer hunter and great coat, is a bumbling detective trying his hardest to make it as a private detective but seems to always get [...]

    16. Walking down any flea market in Cairo or Egypt in general you will certainly run into various shapes and sizes of scarab ornaments those little bugs that represent god Khepri from the old Egyptian mythology, an interesting story in itself, and the author of this comic serious mystery tale placed at the time of Victorian London has had a great idea to let these little bugs, scarabs swarm around her tale of Barnabas Tew , a wannabe Sherlock Holmes and his assistant William, an even wannabe Watson [...]

    17. At first glance, the plot seemed appealingly whimsical a hapless, pedantic British wannabe detective and his amiable assistant are transported to the Egyptian underworld to find a missing god They bumble from one unfunny disaster to another, ultimately and accidentally solving the mystery Unfortunately, I found the protagonists unlikeable and annoying instead of endearing I found myself neither rooting for them nor caring what happened to them The heroic denouement does not provide redemption fo [...]

    18. This book is my exact idea of an entertaining read A detective story is great in itself A well written, whimsical, unexpectedly hilarious detective story is so much the better While I tend to be a quiet reader, this book caused me to burst out in laughter than once The book offered an easy to read writing style without becoming simplistic, the story flowed well, and one could really relate to the logic used by the characters, despite the situation they were in being completely fictional A defin [...]

    19. Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab is not a book I would normally pick up, but since I m interested in history and ancient Egypt, I figured I take a chance on it.I was pleasantly surprised by the story line, Barnabas, and Wilfred The banter between Barnabas and Wilfred was brilliant, I couldn t get enough of it Barnabas, himself, is a fun, exciting character you can t help but love Seeing the world through his eyes will defiantly fascinate you The mystery behind the missing scarab i [...]

    20. An endearing character from the start, the mediocre detective Barnabas Tew is commissioned to find a missing Egyptian god and must maneuver through the at times, deceptive obstacle course of the gods to fulfill his task Barnbas Tew reminds one of a lighthearted Poirot, with delightfully interjected humor and a large, curious cast of characters Noonan s command of the language is very evident and facilitates and enhances the reader s experience, providing hints of reality in even the most mythica [...]

    21. This book is one of it s kind I would not recommend it for hard boiled detective crime mystery lovers but to readers who love adventures And that s what it is It takes you on an adventure with completely unexpected twists and turns Character insights are revealed as one proceeds further into the story However, personally, I would have loved it if a bit detail about the underworld would have been provided It would have helped me to visualize the scenes in a vivid manner There were certain moment [...]

    22. This book was definitely different I often times felt like I entered a paragraph in one characters point of view and somehow exited the paragraph in another characters point of view I agree with another persons review that the amount of exclamation points in the first few chapters is a bit much It was a quick read which I like I, however, don t think this kind of story is for me, maybe better for a younger reader.

    23. This is a spectacularly fun book with a truly unique story line that is peppered with comedy, lessons in Egyptian mythology, and a host of interesting if not sometimes absurd characters The often hapless detective protagonist, Barnabas, and his voice of reason assistant Wilfred find themselves pursuing a case that turns out to be quite an enjoyable read.

    24. GREAT BOOK I was skeptical at first, since this isn t my typical genre However, I was PLEASANTLY surprised This story drew me in within the first few pages and, at the end, left me wanting Barnabas I definitely recommend this cleverly written, hilarious book

    25. What an unexpected delight Fun and exciting blend of history, mythology and detective work that was entertaining from start to finish Looking forward to the next one

    26. This book is an awesome mix of mythology, humor, and mystery Barnabas is an excellent character that you ll love following throughout the story The authoress clearly has a talent for writing, and I can t wait to see what she creates in the future

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