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Poor Table Manners

Book 3 in the Dawson and Lucy Series | Out Now!

Dawson is the unlikeliest MI6 spy you’ll ever meet. Good thing he has the lethally competent Lucy Smith for company. 

From important teapots to vengeful assassins to international conspiracies, is there any escapade that Dawson can’t stumble into or any that Lucy can’t rescue him from? Find out in the funniest spy thriller series you’ll ever read.

Steve Sheppard is a gifted comic writer with a knack for clever plotting and thrills.

Greg Mosse, writer

"A fun, page-turning thriller that kept me enthralled and chuckling. There's a wonderful sort of sophisticated goofiness reminiscent of Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man. I couldn't put it down!"

Steve Powell, author of Term Limits

Praise for the Dawson and Lucy Series:

A curiously magical thriller with suburban subterfuge and sparkle.

Helen Lederer, comedy author, actress and founder of the Comedy Women in Print Prize

This is a thriller, a chase, a buddy story, a mystery [...] all smoothly told with hugely engaging characters, and rips along at a hectic pace.

Adrian Magson, author of Hostile State

My goodness! What a hilarious, energetic and entertaining roller-coaster of a read this is. The pace never lets up.

Sue Clark, author of Note to Boy

The plot twists and turns just heighten the fun of the ride. A highly entertaining read which I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. Five stars from me!

Amazon Review

Poor Table Manners


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258 Pages





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Dawson and Lucy hit Cape Town… and Cape Town hits back

When their new employer dies in a suspicious road accident and his brother, a South African government lawyer disappears in Cape Town, Dawson and Lucy are recalled to MI6. For once their mission is straightforward: liaise with Rebecca Erasmus of South African State Security and find the missing lawyer. Then Rebecca is kidnapped. Surely this has nothing to do with the forthcoming presidential election and the vengeful Chinese assassin in town…

Why are Dawson and Lucy held up at gunpoint on Table Mountain?

Why is a South African presidential candidate hiding in a vineyard?

How are the CIA and Chinese involved?

Can you fly a helicopter without scooping some goats up for the ride?

And what part does dreadful cooking have to play in proceedings?

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