Whiskey Tango Foxtrot By Gina Kirkham @Ginageejay @MavisUpton @Urbanebooks #MavisUpton #BookReview #AuthorTakeOver

Posted June 6, 2020 by Zoé in Author TakeOver, Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot By Gina Kirkham @Ginageejay @MavisUpton @Urbanebooks #MavisUpton #BookReview #AuthorTakeOverWhiskey Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham
Series: Mavis Upton #2
Published by Urbane Publications on October 1, 2018
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Pages: 320
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Also by this author: Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong, Blues, Twos and Baby Shoes

The laughter continues to flow in Gina Kirkham's brilliant sequel to the wonderful Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong.

Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike.

Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.

Revel in Gina Kirkham's humorous, poignant and moving stories of an everyday girl who one day followed a dream.

It is the last day for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and it’s another book that is close to my heart. I first read and reviewed this in July 2018, but with the issues on my old blog for some reason, this book review never moved over. I then re-read this a couple of weeks ago so I have updated my review!

And Mavis is back!! Hang on one minute while I jump and *squeal* with delight! I am so happy to be back with Mavis, we pick up straight up from her conversation in the kitchen with Marion in 2008, and catch up with more of her escapades. This time leading up to the wedding with Joe!! Eek much!

Still recovering from the end of the first book, she moves on with recounting her story to Marion in the tea room. We move along a few years from the first book, when Mavis is now trying to help her dad who has Alzheimer’s, plus planning a wedding, deal with a teenage daughter, deal with Petey (still!!) and then that ending!! Sucker-punch! Epic! I really can’t wait for the next book to see how it all falls into place. I had such a lump in my throat for one bit and my jaw dropped for another! Gina Gina Gina

Gina’s writing style is fun and has you perfectly capturing every moment in your head as if you were part of the team, included in the jokes and part of her family. Mavis is still a kick-ass clutz and I love her story of just trying to get a normal single mum working in the police force. The stories she tells us had me snorting out loud again! Is there a time when nothing goes wrong?

Poor Petey, as if book one was anything to go by, I don’t know how and why he stuck it out in the force. Book 2 he is getting more of a raw deal, just nothing going on upstairs and when he locked himself in the cage in the back of a police van, all I could think was typical Petey. Still does not beat the morgue story in book one, I think I died of laughter (no pun intended) with that one! I did feel sorry for him with all the ridiculing but bless him he really doesn’t help himself one bit. I do adore Petey, despite everything how could you not. He may be a bit “simple” but he has his heart in the right place, the stories that include him are my favourite, I mean Hazmat suit anyone!

Knowing that the anecdotes in her books are based on true stories, again makes things cemented for me as I adore Mavis (and Gina) more, just want to have a cup of tea, dunking biscuits and spend the afternoon with them because I know it will be such a giggle with them. 

I really want to shout about this book from the rooftops because I think everyone should read this and enjoy it as much as I have done. Everyone needs a Mavis story in their lives. Thanks Gina! 

One thing is for sure, I do not think I can ever eat Krispy Kremes again!


Oh I love this book – definitely one of my favs! There is so much more I would love to say about this book but I can’t be ruining the story for you.

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About Gina Kirkham

Gina Kirkham was born on the Wirral in the not-so-swinging 50’s. Being the less adventurous of three children, she remains there to this day. Trundling a bicycle along a leafy path one wintry day, a lifelong passion to be a police officer gave her simultaneously an epiphany and fond memories of her favourite author Enid Blyton and moments of solving mysteries. Thus began an enjoyable and fulfilling career with Merseyside Police. On retirement she put pen to paper to write a book based on her experiences as a police officer. And so Mavis Upton was born…

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