Stylish Cosy Crime: Read an Extract from an A-List for Death by Pamela Hart

Stylish Cosy Crime: Read an Extract from an A-List for Death by Pamela Hart

Four weeks ago

Aunty ‘I’m dying, you know’ Mary said, ‘I’ll be perfectly all right on my own. I’m fine!’

When Mary discards the hypochondria, you know things are serious. In this case, it was a looming knee replacement.

‘Poppy will look after you when you come out of rehab,’ my mother proclaimed. ‘She doesn’t have a family to worry about. She’d be happy to do it.’

Sure. It’s not like I had a job or a boyfriend or a life to get in the way. Well, okay, I had the job and the boyfriend. A life? Not so much. I was living with my parents while I renovated my place in Annandale. I had expected it to take only a couple of months, but as anyone who has ever renovated will tell you, the more you do, the more needs doing.

Aunty Mary looked at me and I smiled reassuringly. What else could I do?

If Mary didn’t think she was dying, she really did need me…

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          Publisher details

          An A-List for Death
          Author
          Pamela Hart
          Publisher
          HarperCollins
          Genre
          Fiction
          Released
          01 June, 2022
          ISBN
          9781867201908

          Synopsis

          Shooting for fame could end your career ... and your life. A sparkling mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, in a book that will delight fans of Richard Osman and Kerry Greenwood.

          TV researcher Poppy McGowan has never sought the spotlight and is none too happy to be photographed with rock god Nathan Castle. When the photo pops up on celebrity gossip sites, it sparks a media feeding frenzy, forcing Poppy to go to ground, don a wig, and pull some nifty moves to escape a tailing car. On top of that, she cops abuse from Nathan's outraged fans.

          None of this would have happened if Poppy hadn't found Nathan's mother Daisy, one-time glamour girl and elderly best friend of her Aunty Mary, bleeding and unconscious in her bathroom. The police dismiss the case as an accident, but Poppy is sure there are questions to be answered. Who attacked Daisy, and why? Will she come out of her coma? What secrets are her gathering family hiding? What happens to Daisy's money if she dies?

          When a murder occurs outside Daisy's flat, the police step in at last. Unfortunately, they finger Poppy's boyfriend, Tol, for the crime - after all, he had bad blood with the victim. As Daisy's money-hungry family circle amid hints of poisoning, bribery and blackmail, Poppy must find a way to clear Tol's name and ensure Daisy's safety.

          Pamela Hart
          About the author

          Pamela Hart

          Pamela Hart is an award-winning author for both adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured in creative writing. Writing under the name Pamela Freeman, she wrote the historical novel The Black Dress, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize for 2006 and is now in its third edition. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the Castings Trilogy and her Aurealis Award winning novel Ember And Ash. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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