She thought it was pork. She was wrong.
The first time hapless food inspector Emily Underwood meets butcher Frank Pinch, he’s not got much at all in his display counters. But what he does have is a rather unusual plan to restock his shelves. The next time they bump into each other, he’s won an award for his sausages but is running out of meat.
Can Frank keep up production of his unusually tasty sausages? Will Emily discover the source of Frank’s award-winning meat? And what will happen the next time she tries to inspect his butcher’s shop?
Book 1 in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub trilogy, this deliciously British dark comedy will change the way you look at sausages forever.
This book was previously published under the name ‘Nathan Burrows’.
This was such a fun and entertaining crime thriller. You wouldn’t think fun and entertaining would go in the same sentence as a crime thriller but there is a dark humour that runs throughout this novel and it really did make it most enjoyable.
Emily is a food inspector who lives with a flat mate who couldn’t be anymore opposite than she is. I really liked Emily and I couldn’t help but laugh every time she got called in to her manager’s office as it never seemed to turn out good for her. She is determined to prove herself though but gets more than she bargained for when she meets Frank and his brother Tom!
I don’t want to say too much about the storyline although you can probably guess from the blurb but all I can say is that it will probably be a while before I can eat sausages again! It is a great storyline although probably won’t suit non meat eaters.
The Butcher is a highly addictive read that I couldn’t wait to pick back up again at the end of my working day. The mix of crime and humour was great and was nice to pick up a crime read with a difference as doubt there will be many crime novels that will be as much fun as this one was. Will certainly be reading more in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub series.