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By the Pricking of Her Thumb

  • Author
    • Adam Roberts
Regular price £8.99
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  • Published: Aug 08 2019
  • Pages: 272
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781473221512
Private Investigator Alma is caught up in another impossible murder. One of the world's four richest people may be dead - but nobody is sure which one. Hired to discover the truth behind the increasingly bizarre behaviour of the ultra-rich, Alma must juggle treating her terminally ill lover with a case which may not have a victim.

Inspired by the films of Kubrick, this stand-alone novel returns to the near-future of THE REAL-TOWN MURDERS, and puts Alma on a path to a world she can barely understand. Witty, moving and with a mystery deep at its heart, this novel again shows Adam Roberts' mastery of the form.
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Press Reviews

    Adam Roberts is very good at spinning weird crime tales... this is one to watch out for.
    A witty, bittersweet and near-perfectly executed novel that's possibly Robert's best book to date.
    Written in a witty, playful and almost teasing style, this is an impressive novel of ideas and a moving love story as well as a tense mystery thriller.
  • Locus
    Inventive and smart