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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef by Philip Brady. This was released on the 1st of February, published by 5W Press.

Book Description


Someone’s going around killing celebrities and London’s police don’t have a clue.  With outrange mounting on social media, disgraced copper DI Mark Henwell, is thrown a chance to save his career or bury it trying.

Things are finally on the up for MI5 officer, Anna Preston. But when an informant is murdered before he can pass on vital information on a terrorist plot, she has no way to find out more about the threatened attack. And no way of stopping it.

But could there possibly be a link between the murders and the terrorist plot? And what does Dermot Jack, Anna’s old flame and manager of a string of TV chefs and other lowbrow celebrities, have to do with it all?

As the police and MI5 investigations collide, Anna, Dermot and Henwell are thrown together and a tense love triangle emerges. But with a murderer on the loose and the terrorists about to strike, they really don’t have time for any of that.

Do they?

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, The Meal of Fortune, I was excited to read this 2nd instalment and it is just as good as the first!

It was great to be reunited once again with its cast of colourful characters as they play out another exciting plot that is action packed, full of suspense, with twist and turns along the way to keep you on your toes. What I loved the most about the first book was how Brady incorporated humour throughout which he has done again with this book adding another layer of enjoyment to it.

The writing is spot on and engaging, the characterisation is first class and this is one book that will have you hooked from start to finish. All in all this is another super fun read and I look forward to the next instalment.

Thank you to Philip Brady and Heather Fitt for my gifted copy of Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

Amazon AU
Amazon US

Amazon UK

Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef Blog Tour

Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef.

Let’s Get to Know Philip Brady

Phil lives in west London with his wife two children and some animals, which also like to call the house home.He is somewhat obsessed and bemused with the public and media’s fixation with celebrities of every stripe. This forms the backdrop of his books, which also tend to feature spies, gangsters, hit men and TV chefs. 

His first novel, The Meal of Fortune, was published in 2017, with a second edition following in 2021.  The follow up. Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef will be published in 2022. 

Phil’s main rule in life is never to let tomato ketchup touch any food that is green.  This may not have any deep meaning, nor may it be the soundest of principles to live by – but it’s better than many he’s come across down the years.  Best not to go there though.

Blog Tour Organiser

My thanks to Heather Fitt from Overview Media for my spot on the Tinker Tailor Soldier Chef blog tour, my gifted copy of the ebook and for the promotional materials.


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