A Bed of Scorpions

A Bed of Scorpions

Book - 2016
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Summer in London-the sun is finally shining, the flowers are in bloom, and life is humming merrily along for book editor Samantha Clair, off to lunch with her old friend, art-dealer Aidan Merriam. Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan,who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants Sam's help. Finding herself drawn into another investigation, Sam does the only sensible thing and calls her mother. Before long, Sam finds her loyalties stretched to the limit as she herself is threatened.

Armed with nothing more than her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, Sam races to find a killer who is determined to find her first in the newest fast-paced, uproarious novel in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Judith Flanders.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250056467
1250056462
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm

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TerryAB
Mar 30, 2017

This is the second in the series (it began with a Murder of Magpies) that just keeps getting better. Samantha Clair (Sam) is an interesting character--book editor for a small publishing house in London--who is smart, realistic, and filled with just enough sarcasm to be funny. The internal workings of a publishing house and the industry as a whole fill the plot with some twists and turns. Very enjoyable read!

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merlinsilver
May 11, 2016

FANTASTIC !!! After the first few pages I was totally engrossed. I did not want to put it down. It is witty, fast moving, action packed, full of mystery and suspense that keeps you guessing until the end. I can't wait until her next Samantha Clair mystery comes out.

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