Getting into real estate was never so dangerous A gripping new crime novel from the author of Unholy Writ. Lizzie Candy lies in the luxurious spa of her luxurious home. An empty bottle of pink champagne rests on the edge of the tub. Pink bubbles float through the air. Lizzie is a strawberry blonde. She is 32, she is gorgeous, she is dead. Set in the world of expansive bay views and renovator's delights that is the real estate market, this is the second crime novel from Carmel featuring journalist Courtney Frome. Lizzie's faithless husband, Dennis, is a big player in real estate. But is he the obvious answer to the obvious question? then a second body is discovered, on another prestigious address. the key lies in a crime committed long ago, and Courtney and crew track down the killer in a tightly told tale of vengeance, violence and very desirable residences ... 


Carmel Bird

Carmel Bird (1940- ), born Launceston, Tasmania, was educated at the University of Tasmania and lived for a period in Europe and the USA before settling in Melbourne. Bird's fiction blends real and surreal, mundane and macabre with inventive irony, reflecting her perception of Tasmania itself as an 'ironic' island, whose picturesque surface masks deep secrets and is haunted by the ghosts of Aborigines and convicts. She has published two novels, Cherry Ripe (1985) and The Bluebird Cafe (1990), and four collections of short stories, Births, Deaths and Marriages (1983), The Woodpecker Toy Fact (1987), Woodpecker Point (1988) and The Common Rat (1993). She has also written a guide for writers, Dear Writer (1988), and edited a collection of short stories, Relations (1991).

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