A Bed of Scorpions

A Bed of Scorpions

Book - 2015
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What's an editor to do with so many demands? Do you deal with the morning's pile of manuscript submissions first? Or the swine from sales who steals all the chocolate digestives? Or do you concentrate on your ex-lover, whose business partner has just been found dead in their art gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand? It's another day at Timmins & Ross publishing house, but when sharp-tongued editor Samantha Clair's CID boyfriend is brought in to investigate Frank Compton s death, her loyalties become stretched. And when one of Aidan Merriam's artists is found dead in identical circumstances, Sam takes on the art world and the CID, armed with nothing more than her reliable weapons: satire, cynicism and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels.
Publisher: London :, Allison & Busby,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Description: 319 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780749015381
Branch Call Number: Flan

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TerryAB
Mar 30, 2017

This is the second in the series (it began with a Murder of Magpies) that just keeps getting better. Samantha Clair (Sam) is an interesting character--book editor for a small publishing house in London--who is smart, realistic, and filled with just enough sarcasm to be funny. The internal workings of a publishing house and the industry as a whole fill the plot with some twists and turns. Very enjoyable read!

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merlinsilver
May 11, 2016

FANTASTIC !!! After the first few pages I was totally engrossed. I did not want to put it down. It is witty, fast moving, action packed, full of mystery and suspense that keeps you guessing until the end. I can't wait until her next Samantha Clair mystery comes out.

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