A wise-cracking, grammar-obsessed, pansexual amateur sleuth is thrust into the world of the uber-rich when her enigmatic, now-famous childhood friend breezes back into her life begging for help with a dangerous stalker
Our nameless postmodern amateur sleuth is still recovering from her first dangerous foray into detective work when her old friend Priscilla Jane Gill breezes back into her life and begs for help. Pris, now a famous travel writer, fears she’s being stalked again after a nearly fatal attack by a deranged fan a year earlier. In Pris’s dizzying world of wealth and privilege, nameless meets dreamy but sinister tech billionaire Nathan and his equally unnerving sidekick Chiles. Pris’s stalker is murdered outside her book launch, and the shadow of obsession continues to stalk Pris. With no one she can totally trust, nameless knows she’s not going to like the answer — but she delves into her old friend’s past, seeking the mastermind behind Pris’s troubles before it’s too late. Bunnywit does his level best to warn them, but no one else speaks Cat, so background peril transforms into foreground betrayal and murder.
In the second installation of the Epitome Apartments Mystery Series, our heroine walks a dangerous path in a world where money is no object and the stakes are higher, and more personal, than ever.
At the start of Canadian author Dorsey's quirky sequel to 2020's The Adventures of Isabel, the nameless narrator, a former social worker in an unnamed Canadian city who helped investigate the murder of a sex worker in her previous outing, receives an unexpected visit from Priscilla Jane Gill, a university friend she hasn't seen in 20 years. Pris, who has since become a renowned travel writer, has spent the last year recovering from being stabbed by a stalker who's now in jail. She fears she's being stalked again and wants to hire the narrator to find out whether this is in fact the case or she's just being paranoid. A murder connected to a publishing event for Pris's new book suggests she has plenty to be worried about. The convoluted plot, peppered with puns and footnotes, wends its way with many a digression (including on Pris's dead cat, Micah, whom she had "taxidermied" at university) to a showdown with a bad guy and a startling revelation regarding Pris. Those with a taste for the offbeat will appreciate this one. Agent: Wayne Arthurson (Canada).