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ACDCs Brian Johnson reviews Hunt For The Blower Bentley in Octane Magazine

“It’s pure magic if you’re a car man or woman. It’s not a whodunnit, more a ‘whereisit’, and each chapter jumps between the war years in Britain to the present telling the tale of Bentley chassis number SM3912”

How many times in your life are you going to have a living legend start a major magazine article with a glowing review of one of your books? When Kevin Gosselin was reading the current issue of Octane magazine, imagine his amazement as ACDC lead singer, and huge car enthusiast Brian Johnson opens his article on replicas with the glowing words above about Kevin’s book – he goes on to explain the premise of the plot and say out how exciting the book it.

Hunt For The Blower Bentley is the second outing for Faston Hanks a car detective who is in a race against time to find the original Blower Bentley before a replica makes it to auction.

Hunt For The Blower Bentley is available from all good bookstores and on Amazon Kindle,  Barnes and Noble Nook, and iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in Book Reviews

 

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Founder of the Simeone Museum’s high praise for Hunt For The Blower Bentley

“A wonderful novel, filled with excitement”

Who better to comment on Hunt For The Blower Bentley than the founder of the Simeone Museum, Fred Simeone. Many of you will be familiar with their jaw-dropping collection of vintage racing cars in Philadelphia – which includes a Blower Bentley which Fred himself tracked down and lovingly restored. He draws many parallels with the novel and you will be pleased to hear him report that the Blower Bentley is a joy to drive.

They have more than 60 cars laid out in dioramas and displays. Many of them are simply priceless, being one of the most extensive collections in the world. There are displays that cover the history of Le Mans and Nascar, The Nurburgring, Brooklands and many more.

Fred was sent a copy of the book by the author Kevin’s father and it was back to him that the review of the book was sent. Fred even set about double-checking Kevin’s research for the book and feeds back that all the book research is spot on.

Hunt For The Blower Bentley is available from all good bookstores and on Amazon Kindle,  Barnes and Noble Nook, and iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

You can watch footage from the Simeone Musuem’s recent race day below:
 

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Book Reviews, Sport

 

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The Bookbag reviews Hunt For The Blower Bentley

“You’ll warm to the characters: there’s something compelling about Faston Hanks which made you want him to win through.”

Hunt For The Blower Bentley is the second outing for Faston Hanks and The Bookbag, one of the world’s leading independent book review sites gives it the thumbs up:

“There’s a neat blend of fact and fiction with the fiction being all too believable. It’s not inconceivable that there was at least one spy working for Germany from within the British Isles or that the Bentley played the part it did. If at times there are a few too many coincidences – then suspend disbelief. It’s a darn good story.”

You can read the full review on The Bookbag Website.

A recent review on Amazon USA shows that car fans are going to like the book:

“I heard about this book on the radio and got for my husband, the total car guy. So far he is about 1/3 way through it (which is huge as he is usually a car mag kinda man) and he says its great. Think it would be a good choice for any car enthusiast looking for murder mystery”.

Hunt For The Blower Bentley is available from all good bookstores and on Amazon Kindle,  Barnes and Noble Nook, and iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Book Reviews

 

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