Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Case Of The Bullets At The Ballet by C. S Boag @misterrainbow1

Today’s Team Review comes from Liz, she blogs at

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Liz chose to read and review The Case Of The Bullets At The Ballet by C. S Boag


The Case of the Bullets at the Ballet by C S Boag

Rainbow is a Private Eye based in Sydney. In retro “pulp fiction” style, C S Boag takes the reader on a hectic, dangerous journey, the clues piling up but the solution elusive. In this fourth book about Rainbow, his daughter, Imogene, has gone missing leaving hints which lead him to Paris via a succession of mysterious deaths. Accompanied by Hélène Damnation, a “sloe-eyed” attractive blonde who is probably not to be trusted, he travels under an assumed name, shadowed by members of a crime syndicate. They search for a male ballet dancer from the Ukraine and a mysterious French man who according to Rainbow’s estranged wife is “the perfect man.”


Everyone is suspect. Rainbow’s Aunt Rube had warned him, “You’ll keep coming across familiar faces. It doesn’t mean you’re being followed. They’re just people on the same journey,” but why do the old Australian couple Harold and Madge keep turning up when dramatic events take place such as a death in the Louvre?


Without giving anything else away, the plot is complex and full of action. Rainbow is brave but also has a wry sense of humour. It took me a while to get used to the writing style but the adventure is an enjoyable read, peopled with fascinating characters.

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8 thoughts on “Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Case Of The Bullets At The Ballet by C. S Boag @misterrainbow1

  1. This interested me not a jot (I’m not into whodunnits) until I noticed the ‘retro pulp fiction’ bit ~ which DOES quite interest me, and I like unusual writing styles. I shall inspect the ‘Look Inside’ on Amazon!


  2. ….. having done so, I think it looks pretty good. I found myself automatically reading it in a overdone sixties noir film type accent. Hmmm…. might request this one, Rosie! Thus – Liz, a fab review, made me want to read the book…. it works!!!


  3. Thank you Liz, Terry and Rosie, impressive team of readers and reviewers. I am almost finished writing the final one in the series. I have really enjoyed being with Mister Rainbow, a man with a bit of a background and his share of baggage, but don’t we all. Thanks again C. S. Boag (Charles )


  4. Like to read mysteries/crime/whodunnits – pure escapism for me, so this definitely sounds worth a punt.


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