The Crooked Bullet by Rotimi Ogunjobi

Detective Frank Wire unravels the strange happenings in East London

The crooked bullet

Upton Park, East London. Someone has stolen Raj Desai’s lucky charm. His daughter has also gone missing. To the rescue comes Frank Wire, private detective by day and disc-jockey by night.

Hot on the trail of a faceless and ubiquitous organization, Frank must also escape from a gang of hoodlums, mysterious assassins, and a bothersome jilted lover from a distant past. His frantic search through the streets of London brings him in contact with its many unimaginable and grimy secrets. When his fiancé is again also kidnapped, Frank Wire knows that he must unravel the mystery of The Crooked Bullet.

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

Language: English

Keywords: mystery, thriller, detective, London, offbeat.

Word Count: 50000

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Sample text:

  “You robbed a bank with a camera. How is that possible?”
           “I did not rob a bank with a camera; I saw some people rob the bank with a camera, in the same way, that your shop was robbed.” Raj Desai now looked very much unimpressed with Frank; the earrings that Frank wore lending more distrust.
           “I don’t understand you at all; are you sure you are a detective?”
           “So you want me to recover your lost money and jewelry then. How much money was stolen?”
           “Never mind the money; after they went away, I looked for an important item, and it was also missing. It is a lucky charm. They must have taken it away”.
           “So you want me to recover the lucky charm. What does it look like?”
Raj took out the empty velvet case. It now only contained an image that was printed on a small piece of parchment paper.
           “It is called The Crooked Bullet,” Raj said. The image looked like a curved bullet or a banana. Heck, to Frank it looked like a bent dick.
           “It looks like a bent dick,” he said.
           “Bent dick, bent bullet; it does not matter. What matters is that my life will suffer if I don’t find that lucky charm again. My business is suffering already because of this. Yesterday I did not make many sales. I want you to find the lucky charm for me as soon as possible”.


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Already translated. Translated by Mauro Gussoni
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