Tour: Rite Judgement

By Peter Adams

March 25 – 28

Audio – mixkit-vertigo-597 by Eugenio Mininni

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  • Genre:  Detective Fiction
  • Print length: 328 pages
  • Age range: This is an adult novel but suitable for mature teens age 16+
  • Trigger warnings: None
  • Formats available for the Tour: all standard electronic formats (sorry, no paperbacks)
  • Amazon Rating: This is a new book, not yet rated. The author’s previous books have consistently achieved 4 and 5 stars.

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About Rite Judgement

Heads roll. Corpses dance. People will believe what they want to believe.

After Sister Winfrede, leader of the second violins in the famous Nun’s Orchestra in Portsmouth, is found decapitated, both the police and the MI5 are called in to investigate.

More bodies soon follow, but the deceased don’t seem to stay dead. One of the victims, Bea Flat, is seemingly resurrected and ready to conduct the orchestra, and ominous signs tell of a connection to something sinister.

Melding myth, legend and contemporary crime fiction, Rite Judgement is a story of good against evil, of mysterious events that you can never be sure actually happened, and above all of hope and the mind’s capacity to believe anything that might make dreams come true. And in the middle of it all, Jack Austin and the DaDa Detective Agency.

Rite Judgement is the third book in the Da Da Dective Agency series. It can be read as a standalone novel.

Peter Adams’ Comments on Rite Judgement and the Da Da Detective Agency

Rite Judgement is:

  • A politically correct / incorrect, risqué, mischievous, irreverent and, ever so naughty, crime mystery thriller.           
  • A real / surreal novel where life imitates art in The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)

The DaDa Detective Agency is a sequel series to the mini-series Kinds Hearts and Martinets (5 books). Rite Judgement is book 2, which has two stories evolving, one fleetingly surreal, but potent, the other very real and edgy and, they intertwine like a DNA spiral. What strand will succeed; The People or The System? A new birth? Not a rebirth. Dead, or not dead.

Kurt Vonnegut said: “There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organisation. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organised along the lines of the Mafia.”  Well, it turns out the angels were organising, but could they combat not only the evil outside, but also, the evil within?

Dada (Wikipedia) : A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty and incongruity. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. Maybe it helps to understand matters if we make a nonsense of them? This  is what the DaDa series of novels seeks to achieve.

“The imaginary is what tends to become real.” – André Breton

Praise for Pete Adams writing

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Pete Adams is the Salvador Dali of thriller writers. If you don’t believe me, just read the two funeral scenes in Black Rose. I ask no more of an author than he creates something that will remain with me for a long time: Pete Adams succeeds brilliantly” Amazon Review (Black Rose)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Pete Adams has a definite style. Sometimes he tones it down a bit, but it’s always there. It’s a highly comedic amped-up old-school Londoner vibe filled with expressions and malapropisms and terms of endearment. And a punchy beat. In the DaDa Detective Agency books, the dial is turned up.” Amazon Review (Road Kill)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Pete has a way of catching your attention from pretty early on and drawing you into the story. I love the way in which he combines the serious stuff with humour.” GingerBookGeek

About the Author

Pete Adams is an architect living in Portsmouth, UK, where he sets his books. With a writing style shaped by his East-End of London family, Pete’s Kind Hearts and Martinets mini-series of 5 books have been likened to the writing of Tom Sharpe; crime thrillers that make you laugh, with a dash of social commentary. “Made me laugh, cry and think”. Pete’s currently writing book 10 – so, lots to come.

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