Category Archives: Jim Ballantyne

ROGUE MOYLE by I Retru Grade

Following on from The Bald Bowelero, which I previously profiled here, and Punschi Coins a Spin, now comes the third volume in the series featuring the misadventures of Jewish Irish shamus, Ira Retru Grade. Here’s the blurb: A twin tale of … Continue reading

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PUNSCHI COINS A SPIN by I Retru Grade

“You wouldn’t have a brother called Luigi van Brux? “No.” “Are you a relation of Girth Brux, the hairless grappler, aka ‘the Belgian Bollard’?” “No.” “You wouldn’t be related to the van Bruxes of Bruxelles, by any chance?” “The very … Continue reading

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THE BALD BOWELERO by I Retru Grade

I, Ira Retru Grade, was born with a question in my mouth – ‘What the f*** am I doin’ out here?’ This is the opening line, albeit slightly edited as it’s above the fold (sorry IR, this is a family … Continue reading

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