Sunny Side Up Book Review—The One Minute Mysteries of Inspector Gerard: The Ultimate Flatfoot

I find myself with a few sporadic minutes during my day and I often fill them with the consumption of books. These readings lead to the notes that often become the inspiration of my articles. I have had a few people I consider friends publish their own books. After this alarming fact, I decided to jump on the opportunity to be lazy.

I wanted to start reviewing these books the NY Times won’t do due to the lack of connections. Amazon doesn’t mind burying those that lack a PR backing. But I choose to read and “embrace” them. I present to you the “Sunny Side Up Book Review”.

This Sunny Side Up Book Review is of Tyler Cook’s The One Minute Mysteries of Inspector Gerard: The Ultimate Flatfoot.

Mr. Cook’s work is a pleasant retreat from the vast majority of non-fiction thrillers that inundate the shelves of our bookstores. I struggle to relate to the mythical characters sold to us these days, but I relate to Inspector Gerard.

Inspector Gerard is a departure from what we have been fed from procedural crime dramas. He is far from a third-rate failed male model. Gerard is no one’s every man. He serves as an indictment of the omniscient arbiter of justice.

The cases that are present in this edition of “One Minute Mysteries” aroused a polite chuckle. We are allowed to enjoy the story without the seeds of thought that we might actually find a dead body around the corner from our house or see a sinister trench coat wearing pervert menacing a school bus. Victims wrote themselves out of the picture and back into the hum drum lives they were in while seeking a thrilling escape.

I dare you to take a time out from watching anything Dick Wolf has been connected to and pick up a copy of Tyler Cook’s book. You can connect to his common man of the community approach, showing us that the creative spirit is still alive.

You have ventured this far, feel free to purchase a copy of his work on Amazon at the links below:

The paperback is here:

The Kindle version is here:

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6 Responses to Sunny Side Up Book Review—The One Minute Mysteries of Inspector Gerard: The Ultimate Flatfoot

  1. Matt, thank you for this very kind review of my humble little collection of stories. I’m glad you can relate to Inspector Gerard—“no one’s every man.” God Bless!

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