The Awkward Squad - Sophie Hénaff, Sam Gordon

 

"The Awkward Squad" is the English translation of *Poulet Grillés", which has a slightly more pejorative feel to it than "The Awkward Squad". It won a couple of prizes when it was released in 2015 and the series of books that followed have been popular.

 

I'm intrigued by the peculiarly French premise of the book: dumping all the failed but unsackable people and all the unsolved cases into one squad so the other squads' stats will look better. There's no expectation that the squad members will turn up never mind solve a case. It's the perfect set up for dry humour, crazy characters and a bit of suspense.

 

I think this is a good fit for International Woman Of Mystery and I'm hoping it will give me a smile or two.