Fortune favors the dead / a novel by Stephen Spotswood
Book | Doubleday | 2020 | First edition.
2 holds on first copy returned of 11 copies

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First edition.
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321 pages ; 22 cm
Summary
"A detective novel set in 1945, about two female private investigators trying to solve the locked-room murder of a society widow"-- Provided by publisher.
Introducing Pentecost and Parker, two unconventional female detectives who couldn't care less about playing by the rules, in their cases and in their lives. Will and Lillian are on the Collins case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home--her body slumped in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before. With rumors flying that Abigail was bumped off by the vengeful spirit of her husband (who else could have gotten inside the locked room?), the family has tasked the detectives with finding answers where the police have failed. But that's easier said than done in a case that involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins--the beautiful daughter of the deceased, who Will quickly starts falling for. When Will and Becca's relationship dances beyond the professional, Will finds herself in dangerous territory, and discovers she may have become the murderer's next target.
New York, 1942: Willowjean "Will" Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of private investigator, Lillian Pentecost. Lillian's multiple sclerosis means she can't keep up with her old case load alone, so she wants to hire Will to be her right-hand woman. In return, Will is to receive a salary, room and board, and training in Lillian's very particular art of investigation. Three years later: Will and Lillian are on a case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home; her body in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before-- in a locked room. The case involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins-- daughter of the deceased. When Will and Becca start a relationship, Will discovers she may have become the murderer's next target.-- adapted from jacket
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9780385546553 (hardcover)
0385546556 (hardcover)
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