"There was every possibility that I was dead, and my brain hadn t got the memo. Or maybe it was that I wished I were dead. On reflection, that was more likely."
Normally sharp-witted, book editor Sam Clair stumbles through a post-launch party morning with the hangover to end all hangovers. But before the Nurofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbors, suspected arson and an odd, unidentified body.
By the time the grizzly news breaks that the fire has claimed another victim, Sam is already hot in pursuit. Armed once again with her biting commentary, her boyfriend Inspector Jake Field, and her stalwart Goth assistant, Sam must track down the murderer and face a pair from Thugs R Us in this uproariously funny and fast-paced mystery in this critically acclaimed series from "New York Times "bestseller Judith Flanders.
About the Author
Judith Flanders is the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Murder and one of the foremost social historians of the Victorian era. Her book The Victorian City was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the author of two previous Samantha Clair mysteries: A Murder of Magpies and A Bed of Scorpions. She lives in London.