From “one of the funniest, savviest crime writers around” comes a midsummer night’s murder mystery that sets its scene in Scotland (The Independent).
For actress-turned-private investigator Jasmine Sharp, finding long-lost relatives for clients is a standard routine. But when a woman hires Jasmine to find her missing sister, the case draws her back into the world of professional theater—and the warnings to mind her own business are coming on cue.
Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod is taking an interest in drama as well. She’s just been called to the Highlands where a prominent figure in the Scottish arts community has just been issued the worst review of his life: taken out by a sniper at an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
As Sharp and McLeod’s paths cross, so do the secrets of the missing girl and the hot-shot victim. And they’re leading both detectives to a mysterious Highlands estate where a conspiracy of drugs, sex, and satanic rituals is about to reach a shocking climax.
“A true pleasure for all detective fiction fans—think Ian Rankin by way of Agatha Christie.” —Michael Koryta, New York Times–bestselling author of The Prophet
“Brookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun . . . I’m already looking forward to the next Sharp-McLeod outing.” —The Independent