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By the pricking of her thumb / Adam Roberts.

By: Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles), 1966- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Roberts, Adam Real-town murders: book 2.Publisher: London : Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781473221499; 1473221498; 9781473221505; 1473221501.Subject(s): Women private investigators -- Fiction | Rich people -- Death -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Science fiction. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 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 novel returns to the near-future of the real-town murders and puts Alma on a path to a world she can barely understand.
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<p>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.<br> 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.</p>

"An impossible corpse. A head denied. And a dangerous connection" -- cover.

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 novel returns to the near-future of the real-town murders and puts Alma on a path to a world she can barely understand.

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