A Lindsay Gordon mystery in which she agrees to investigate the murder of bestselling author Penny Varnavides. At first it would seem that her death was an accident but the circumstances are an exact replica of the murder method used in her latest novel. Apart from the author only three other people knew the plot. From the author of UNION JACK.
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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 SupplementFrom the Publisher:
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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