Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Thriller Booms and Busts by Geoff Le Pard

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Geoff Le Pard, Booms and Busts, now on pre-order for March 31st at a special price.

About the book

It’s 1987 and Harry Spittle’s life is going pretty well: the City of London is booming and his legal career is on an upward trajectory. His long-term relationship with girlfriend Penny is back on an even keel – for now – and they are about to become parents; they are also the proud owners of their first home and have finally joined the property-owning class. So of course everything is about to go horribly wrong…

It’s bad enough that he finds a partner’s dead body sprawled across a desk in a compromising condition when he returns to the office late one Friday evening and he goes on to unwisely accepts his senior partner’s offer to ‘sort the problem out’. Life is further complicated when Magda Kleinkopf, an old friend from Harry’s days working in a Hampshire hotel, turns up at his house desperate to have him sort out her UK citizenship to help her save her sister from the East German authorities. This leads him into conflict with his sister Dina, who now works for MI5 in a mysterious capacity.

We follow Harry as he risks losing his friends, his family, his career and possibly his life to an incurable disease. Everything comes to a head as the storm clouds gather. Can there be a happy ending? Set against the booming economy of Thatcherite politics and the imminent bust at the end of October 1987, we see Harry in a new guise. In this, the third in the series of the Harry Spittle Sagas Harry is all grown up but not really sure how to handle the responsibility, and the pressure is on to tie up the loose ends before his child is born.

Head over to pre-order the book for March 31st: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

A selection of other books by Geoff Le Pard


One of the recent reviews for Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

Dec 27, 2019 Anne Goodwin rated it Four Stars
Enjoyed this coming-of-age comedy set in the New Forest in the scorching hot summer of 1976. As nineteen-year-old Harry Spittle navigates between bullies and attractive young women at his summer job in a hotel restaurant, and his sister’s sexual awakening and his parents’ probable divorce at home, you can’t help hoping things will work out for him, even if he encounters multiple obstacles along the way. As the jeopardy escalates, it actually gets quite scary

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK

And :Amazon US

Read more reviews and follow Geoff on: Goodreads

About Geoff Le Pard

Geoff Le Pard started writing to entertain in 2006. He hasn’t left his keyboard since. When he’s not churning out novels he writes some maudlin self-indulgent poetry, short fiction and blogs at He walks the dog for mutual inspiration and most of his best ideas come out of these strolls. He also cooks with passion if not precision.

Connect to Geoff

Blog: Geoff Le Pard
Twitter: @geofflepard
Facebook: Geoff Le Pard

Thank you for joining us today and it would be great if you could spread the news of Geoff’s new release Thanks Sally.


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