McDermid, V. L. Booked for Murder

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Booked for Murder

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Lindsay Gordon investigates the murder of a bestselling author and discovers that, beneath the glittering facade, the London publishing world is a hotbed of seething rivalries, soured relationships and desperate power plays. Fifth in the series.

Why would anyone want to kill Penny Varnavides, bestselling author of the 'Teen Dreams' series? Her demise can't be the freak accident it first appeared – it's an exact replica of the murder method in her forthcoming book. Only three people knew the plot of Penny's unpublished novel: her literary agent, her editor and her ex-girlfriend Meredith.

In an effort to clear Meredith, Lindsay Gordon delves beneath the glittering facade of the seemingly glamorous world of London publishing in search of a murderer. While hobnobbing with industry notables, Lindsay encounters an unsavoury mix of soured relationships, desperate power plays, underhanded fraud, and seething rivalries. Who, amongst this sordid group, wanted Penny Varnavides dead?

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‘A jolly romp through the world of London publishing.’ Independent

‘Funny and scary by turns; always sharp.’ Daily Telegraph

‘The writing is tough and colourful, the scene setting excellent.’ Times Literary Supplement

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Laughing to Death
Bestselling author, Penny Varvides is dead, and Lindsay Gordon’s friendship with Penny means that she feels compelled to find out who did it. The bizarre method of killing replicates a murder in Penny’s latest book which only a handful of people have read... Val McDermid not only writes excellent, entertaining, suspenseful crime, she adds humour to the equation in a genre where laughs are often missing.

‘The writing is tough and colourful, the scene setting excellent.’The Times Literary Supplement

‘Tough, exciting, moody and unpredictable.’ The Times

‘Neatly constructed and splendidly sarcastic.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Has the reader gripped from the first page…both moody and hilarious and thoroughly unpredictable.’ Tribune

‘Compulsive reading.’ Herald

‘Plot, characterisation, pace are all first-rate.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘An ultra cunning denouement.’ Scotsman

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