Angelina Choi returns for her second and final week of work experience at John Hobson’s detective agency, ready for anything after their first successful murder solve.
After all that online buzz, they’re in phenomenal demand. Can Hobson & Choi solve a kidnapping, play chicken with corporate crime, beat back gentrification, save a dog from drug dealers and head off violent backlash from their last case?
Or will grim revelations about Hobson’s past leave them floundering in the chaos?
Rush Jobs collects the second major storyline in the Hobson & Choi saga, #1 on Jukepop Serials and #2 in Dark Comedy on Amazon, adding brand new chapters and scenes to the case.
Also included: bonus story Infernal Accounting, exclusive to this book. An unfortunate accountant is terrified of his first day working for Rush Recruitment - but they’re only a temp agency, right? How bad can it be?
Praise for Hobson & Choi series
“You'll want to say you got on this guy's bandwagon early. Really.” - Chris Brosnahan, author of Deadlines and POV
“Great, engaging characters who you can't help but root for. The well-plotted crime/mystery elements make it a real page-turner, and the book shows its origins as serialised fiction in the best possible way -- with pacey writing and never a dull moment.” - Ali Luke, author of Lycopolis
“Hilarious modern crime comedy caper. I can’t wait for the next volume.” - Alastair JR Ball, Nimbus Space
"This is one of my must-read serials. If you enjoy mystery, a bit of crudeness, and dark humor, Hobson and Choi is definitely a serial you should check out." - Colleen Vanderlinden, author of Hidden
"I’d definitely recommend this story to mystery enthusiasts, especially those who favor dark humor." - Palladian, author of Super
"H&C is just plain fun... Even when it’s being grim and ghastly, it’s still packed full of wit." - Dan Weatherley, author of The New Devil
"By turns serious and darkly funny... my hat's off to the author."
"Witty and just a bit gross!"
Nick Bryan is a London-based writer of genre fiction, usually with some blackly comic twist. As well as the almighty detective saga Hobson & Choi, he is also working on a novel about the real implications of deals with the devil and has stories in several anthologies. More details on his other work and news on future Hobson & Choi releases can be found online at NickBryan.com or on Twitter as @NickMB. Both are updated with perfect and reasonable regularity. When not reading or writing books, Nick Bryan enjoys racquet sports, comics and a nice white beer.
Angelina Choi returns for her final day of work experience at the Hobson Agency - is there a job waiting afterwards? Should she walk away for her own good?
While she mulls it over, they're hired by the massive EastVillage shopping centre to investigate a spate of muggings. But do the management know more than they're letting on?
As Hobson and Choi wrestle with commercialised corruption, will Angelina finally squeeze in her first date with Will the Hot Receptionist? Can anything emerge from the smoking crater of Hobson's love life?
Trapped In The Bargain Basement plunges grimly comic London crime series Hobson & Choi to new depths, after climbing to #1 in Dark Comedy on Amazon and breaking records on Jukepop Serials.
Also included: Wuff! - The Markus Tail, a book-only bonus short story. Discover the bone-gnawingly tense origin of H&C's furriest, friendliest character.
PRAISE FOR HOBSON & CHOI SERIES
"If you're looking for a fast paced, funny read, you can't really go wrong with the adventures of Hobson & Choi." - The Bookish Outsider
"This first installment in the Hobson and Choi series took me on a twisty turny crime adventure which kept me guessing till the very heart stopping end!" - Tales of Yesterday
"The chemistry between the two main characters is irresistible, and it drives the story forward... If you're tired of the same old private eye story, check this one out." - C.A. Sanders, author of The Watchmage of Old New York and Song of Simon
Angelina Choi was only trying to drum up some Twitter followers and make a good impression on her first day interning at John Hobson's one-man detective agency.
But the campaign went viral and now they have a murder to solve, no money coming in, and an unwilling Hobson faced with battling some enormous beast.
With both follower and body counts rising, can they crack the case without offending everyone or being eaten by a huge dog?
The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf is the first case starring Hobson & Choi, a bickering, mismatched detective duo for 21st century London. This book collects the debut storyline of the hit darkly comic crime web serial, extensively rewritten and improved for this definitive edition.
Also included: book-exclusive bonus story The Left Hand Is Always Right, grim tale from a dark corner of Hobson & Choi's London - The Left Hand, budget pub of crime.
After YouTuber GrazGrim is found dead in his locked bedroom-studio, the police are ready to write it off as a suicide.
The online fandom only have one chance for justice: John Hobson and Angelina Choi, internet detectives!
But can Angelina persuade Hobson to take the case on? And will anyone like what they find?
Blood Will Stream is the fourth book in this darkly comic London crime series. The detectives are back in whodunnit territory, revisiting their love-hate relationship with the internet.
Hobson & Choi has been #1 in Dark Comedy on Amazon, broken records on Jukepop Serials and now returns with an all-new mystery never seen anywhere else!
PRAISE FOR HOBSON & CHOI SERIES
“I love the characters Hobson and Choi, they're a fantastic duo that really make these books!”
THE BOOK MOO
“The writing is funny, touching and above all, relatable. It’s got a ring of truth to it that keeps the reader hooked throughout.”
CLAIRE ROUSSEAU, STILL-LIVING YOUTUBER
After solving other people’s cases all summer, Angelina Choi is itching to look into her most personal mystery - who were her birth-parents? Why did they abandon their infant daughter in a cardboard box next to a pub?
But with her detective boss John Hobson trapped in the dark underbelly of London’s trendy online taxi services, Angelina ploughs on with her investigation alone.
Will her single-minded obsession cause irreparable harm? Can discovering the truth about her family make her happy?
Angelina’s Choice, the fifth volume in the Hobson & Choi series, brings the dark comedy-drama detective saga to a crossroads, with every character forced to question their decisions past and present. But as the end looms nearer, their options are vanishing.
PRAISE FOR HOBSON & CHOI SERIES
“A gripping read that will have you laughing, tearing up a bit, and unwilling to put it down.”
VIRGINIA MCCLAIN, AUTHOR OF BLADE’S EDGE
“A great story with a wonderfully dark sense of humour. Perfect for a quick read.”
CHELE COOKE, AUTHOR OF THE OUT OF ORBIT, TEETH AND LA CIRQUE NAVIRE SERIES