‘Dishing the Dirt’ – Reviews

Below are some of the comments I’ve received so far from critics, other authors and readers about Dishing the Dirt:


‘Once again, Rob Johnson entertains his readers with distinctive characters, credible and lively dialogue, and unique plotting. My compliments and gratitude for an enjoyable read.’ – Pamela Allegretto (Author of Bridge of Sighs and Dreams and Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust)

‘Here the baddies become goodies or do they? A real romp through the criminal wiles, with the re-entry of private detectives, Trevor and Sandra, Milly their lovable dog, their dubious sponsor Marcus Ingleby and clearly not-nice guy Jimmy MacFarland. Add to this a beautiful woman wanting to do her bit, saving baby turtles, some rather nasty villains and a very convincing Greek town as the main location and you get a great way to take your mind off your own troubles.’ – Suzi Stembridge (Author of the Greek Letters and Jigsaw series of books)


‘A superb follow up in this series. Engaging storyline from start to finish. A really enjoyable book, not unsurprising given Rob Johnson’s previous work, with some excellent twists and turns right up until the very end. If you haven’t read any of the others in the series it won’t affect this one but just for the sheer enjoyment, I’d recommend reading them all in order. Roll on the next instalment.’ – Kindle Customer

‘Another great read. The pair face twists and turns which will surprise even the most astute readers. As always with Rob Johnson’s work the pages turn themselves and the laughs leap out at you as you scratch your head at the decisions made by the ill fated pair. This has been a tough year for everyone but even if you can’t go to your favourite holiday destination you can at least escape into the wonderful world that this author creates for you. Read it now wherever you can find a place to sit down.’ – EricB

‘Great third instalment from Johnson. I’ve enjoyed all these books. Easy and fun with twists.’ – Kindle Customer

‘Back with our favourite detective duo! Long awaited, but so glad to have the next in the series! Rob has excelled in his scene-setting skills, and for fans of his previous books (and not just those in this particular series) you will not be disappointed… Just get a copy and get back into the shambolic and crazy twists and turns as this story unfolds. During lockdown, I re-read Rob’s entire back-catalogue, and I laughed over again at the shenanigans and mishaps of the two hapless detectives, and all the other characters of the other books. Do yourself a favour and bring some fun into your life…you will not regret it. Rob has a knack of pulling you in, and holding you mystified, and when you emerge you will say what a good ride you had!’ – corsario

‘I really enjoyed all the books in this series I really like the characters and the mix of action and comedy in these books.’ – Kelly Wolf

‘Great book. Rolls along like the rest. Very engaging and fun. A must have.’ – Mr Patrick R. Garry

‘It’s hilarious. Love the story. I do hope some of the characters either make the sequel or perhaps a book of their own. The further adventures of a Scottish hitman would be a great title.’ – Phil Altimas (on Goodreads)

‘As funny as the previous episodes. Well worth buying the whole series; never fails to bring a smile, even on multiple readings.’ – Sridhar Prayaga

‘Very enjoyable. I enjoyed the first two books in this series, so when I saw there was a third, I knew it was worth a read, and it didn’t disappoint. Book 3 sees Trevor, Sandra, and Milly the dog get into all manner of scrapes. It twists and turns, before coming to a very satisfying conclusion. I hope there’s going to be a Book 4.’ – Kindle Customer

‘Brilliant with lovable characters. Enjoyable, funny and brilliant. How the lead characters exposed the murderer is beyond me. In the words of the author: “He probably also thought you two were pretty crap at this detective lark so weren’t likely to come up with the goods…”‘ – Emro

‘Flipping brilliant. Really hope there are more in this series. The characters are fantastic and very moreish. Can’t wait to read more of Rob’s books.’ – M Anderson

‘It gets better and better. The characters in the book are just made for each other and the storyline whisks you along in a fantastic story. A great read and highly recommend the book to anyone.’ – Stuart

‘Really good read, as ever! I really enjoy reading Rob’s books as they always make me laugh & I can get immersed into some wonderful escapism. I can’t put them down & usually finish them in a day or two. Dishing the Dirt is no different & I felt like I was tagging along with Sandra, Trevor & Milly in their latest adventure. They’re not your stereotypical private eyes but always get results! If you want a feel good read, I recommend this!’ – JayneM

‘Great series. This is a rollicking fun series. Thoroughly enjoyable with wonderful characters, especially Milly the dog. If you enjoy a good mystery with humor thrown in, these three gems will surely please.’ – Ann Gregory

‘Laugh out loud comedy/crime drama. Always enjoy Rob’s books and this is no exception. Utterly brilliant once again. Look forward to the next book eagerly.’ – Mr Michael Young

‘Very enjoyable. Lots of laugh out loud moments. Want more now.’ – Frank (on Goodreads)

‘A good read. Great characters.’ – plug

‘A good romp and chuckle. Odd how a rather silly book can keep me captivated. I really needed some light hearted laughs these last couple of years and Rob’s books have done the job. Fun characters, crazy situations, twists and turns … I’m sad to be finished with the series.’ – Ann

‘Funny, engaging, page turner. What a lovely story, full of action and fun 🙂 Rob did it again! Like the other books of the series the story is brilliant and truly engaging. A must buy!’ – Yannis

‘Very exciting. Love the characters and the plot. Definitely would recommend.’ – Pengoch

‘Loved it. While I had enjoyed the first couple of books, I became more invested in the characters while reading this one. Greece seems to suit them.’ – Sonja

‘Entertaining. Once again a very good book in the series. I love the characters, so easy to like and it’s always a fun time when reading about their latest adventures.’ – adrian heginbotham

‘Laughs all the way!!! I am not one to leave reviews usually…but I’ve read all 3 in this series & the characters are all people I’d love to sit & have an ouzo with! Including Milly! Thank you for hours of entertainment & laughs thru their many adventures (& misadventures 😉 !!!’ – Tacy H.

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