A Madcap Sleuthing Adventure: Read an Extract from Murder Most Fancy by Kellie McCourt

A Madcap Sleuthing Adventure: Read an Extract from Murder Most Fancy by Kellie McCourt

I was sitting quietly in the morning sun, sipping freshly squeezed juice, having popped around the corner from Mother’s Barbie Life in the Dream House Vaucluse mansion to Grandmother’s Downton Abbey Vaucluse mansion to borrow a cup of sugar and to admire her spring bulbs.

‘I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU EXPECT US TO PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR THIS!’

Well, I might have known Grandmother was away in London this week. And by sugar, I mean a tiny Vermeer oil painting. And a minuscule Monet. Both simply borrowed, you understand.

I might not actually have been in direct sunlight per se; rather, I was laid out inside Grandmother’s enormous glass orchid palace, with hundreds of handcrafted hanging baskets lined with dazzling green sphagnum moss suspended from the transparent ceiling by copper rods, brimming with white Cattleya orchids. The vast polished concrete floor thick with giant ceramic pots of vibrant blue Vandas, pink Cymbidiums and

purple-blooming Phalaenopsis. Impossible to pronounce, but very pretty to look at.

And by juice, I mean a caipiroska. Which is full of lime juice…

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      Publisher details

      Murder Most Fancy
      Author
      Kellie McCourt
      Publisher
      HQ Fiction
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      05 January, 2022
      ISBN
      9781867204305

      Synopsis

      She's not responsible for the corpse this time. Okay, maybe just a little bit. Our favourite socialite and felon are back in a madcap new sleuthing adventure ... for readers of Janet Evanovich and Kerry Greenwood.

      She really didn't mean to become a detective ...

      Home for just 48 hours, billion-heiress Indigo-Daisy-Violet-Amber Hasluck-Royce-Jones-Bombberg has already committed two (completely understandable) felonies, reignited a childhood feud, been (possibly) humiliated (again) by her first love, and fallen over a nameless homeless dead man. All while strolling in her grandmother's garden ...

      Grandmother's kindly neighbour, Dame Elizabeth Holly, wants to spring the anonymous corpse from the coroner's freezer. She's convinced Indigo and her parolee personal assistant Esmerelda can unearth the man's identity, thus allowing his burial. Meanwhile Grandmother wants the unlikely duo to locate Dame Holly's possibly missing gentleman friend. Dame Holly's miserly granddaughter and not-so-bright son don't want her involved with any man - dead or alive.

      Are the cases related? Why are they receiving clues from an unknown helper? Should they cooperate with Detectives Searing and Burns, who tried to arrest Indigo for blowing up her plastic surgeon husband last summer? What is Esmerelda's secret? It's not so bad to undress a detective. Twice. Is it? How illegal can it be, really, to break into a top-secret government facility?

      They're not annoying a ruthless organised criminal on purpose, they're just trying to help ...

      Kellie McCourt
      About the author

      Kellie McCourt

      Kellie McCourt has worked as a national and international television anchor, scriptwriter, producer and reporter. Kellie is also an experienced print journalist and magazine editor.She has a double BA in Journalism and Creative Writing from Curtin University, studied journalism in SE Asia and completed a postgrad scholarship program at UNSW. Alas, her mother is still waiting for her to 'get a real job', like a lawyer. Or an accountant.Kellie had a misspent youth as a wayward socialite, and loves shoes, friends, reading, shoes and baked goods.Kellie is passionate about creating entertaining, gender empowering stories. She lives in Sydney with her two amazing young daughters, and two poodles.

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