The Resource A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders

A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders

Label
A murder of magpies
Title
A murder of magpies
Statement of responsibility
Judith Flanders
Title variation
Writer's block
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Samantha "Sam" Clair, a snarky middle-aged editor at London publisher Timmons & Ross, faces serious problems when gossipy journalist Kit Lovell delivers a potentially libelous manuscript with new revelations about the death of fashion icon. When Kit disappears, Sam joins in the investigation with Helena, her elegant solicitor mother, and attractive Inspector Jacob "Jake" Field
  • "A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause. Before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Suddenly, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's scandalous manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it. With her deliciously fun, cleverly written debut novel, acclaimed author Judith Flanders introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters including Sam's witty assistant, effortlessly glamorous mother, and the handsome inspector Field. A whip-smart, impeccably crafted mystery, this tremendously entertaining novel will have readers flying through the pages"--
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10390044
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DLC
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Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6106.L365
LC item number
M87 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sam Clair novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • Book editors
  • Women authors
  • Missing persons
  • London (England)
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Label
A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893389617
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781250056450
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893389617
Label
A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893389617
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781250056450
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893389617

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