Black comedy inspired author’s new novel
A FORMER engineer from Wincle has published his second novel.
Rodney Hughes, 72, was inspired to write ‘The Criminal Escapades of Geoffrey Larkin’ after watching the 1955 black comedy heist film The Lady Killers, starring Alec Guinness.
The book’s plot centres on four young petty criminals, led by Geoffrey Larkin, whose downfall comes when they steal something valuable from a courier working for an international crime syndicate and are forced to flee the country.
Getting by on luck and good decisions, they keep ahead of a gang who have been sent to hunt them down and kill them.
The novel is Rodney’s second.
His first, another action adventure novel based on local legend, Aurthora: Celtic Prince, was published in 2011.
Rodney, who lives with wife Susan and is halfway through writing his third book, said: “When I retired I had more time to write and the older you get the more of a dictionary in your mind you have to call upon.”
The book is available from Amazon.
●● Rodney Hughes