Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle


My book is being featured on Monday January 9th 2017 at Check it out if you are interested in a cracking read!

It’s summer 1976 and hotter than Hades. Harry Spittle, nineteen, is back from University, aiming to earn some money to go on holiday and maybe get laid. But things start to unravel as his parents’ marriage implodes. Harry’s problems mount with the appearance of old family friend, Charlie Jepson, his psychopath son Claude and couragish wife Monica. Before Harry knows it he’s in debt up to his ears, being stabbed and dealing in drugs. His job is unravelling, his sister is in trouble and he’s sure he has discovered a family secret that might destroy him. Can he survive to see out the summer? To do so he will have to confront his worst fears as well as confront the local criminal mastermind. Oh and he still hopes to get laid…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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24 Responses to Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

  1. Al Lane says:

    This is the next book in my reading pile… just as soon as I’ve finished scaring myself witless with The Haunting of Hill House. This family secret isn’t a ghost, right?

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  2. Sounds like a pretty eventful summer! I remember it well because I was with school friends in France and it was apparently the hottest summer in yonks. Nobody got stabbed though.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Oh I can vouch for it being a good read!

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  4. Mick Canning says:

    Still in my huge reading pile, I’m afraid. I will get round to it soon!

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  5. Congrats, Geoff. That’s fabulous. Mega hugs.

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Well done Geoff I really enjoyed this book and will happy recommend everyone to read it!!

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  7. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Check out Geoff Lepard’s book as it is featured on the Book Pebble blog.

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  8. Norah says:

    Great book, Geoff!

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