Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1)

Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1)

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by Val McDermid
     
 

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A starred review from Publishers Weekly ushers in the electric debut of a P.I. "sure to win readers' hearts": Kate Brannigan, a Manchester-based private detective whose hobbies include Thai kick-boxing, computer hacking, and a misadventurous relationship with her journalist boyfriend Richard. It's no thanks to Richard that Kate agrees to take on a strange missing… See more details below

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A starred review from Publishers Weekly ushers in the electric debut of a P.I. "sure to win readers' hearts": Kate Brannigan, a Manchester-based private detective whose hobbies include Thai kick-boxing, computer hacking, and a misadventurous relationship with her journalist boyfriend Richard. It's no thanks to Richard that Kate agrees to take on a strange missing persons case as a personal favor to a rock star, and no thanks to Richard that she is immediately reminded of why such cases are best avoided. Every rock star is on the hunt for a good lyricist, but Kate's celebrity client is determined to have only Moira Pollock: his partner in sex, drugs, and rock and roll - that is, until Moira vanishes. Kate finds herself combing the seediest areas of Leeds in her search for Moira, and knows to expect trouble in the rougher parts of town. But who could have expected that solving the mystery of the missing lyricist and restoring her to her former life would prove a prelude to murder?

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Barnard
Snappy,witty,and fast. Kate Brannigan is in there in competition with her jogging,sweating American counterparts.
Sarah Paretsky
Val McDermid is one of my favorite authors.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in Manchester, England, which its natives claim as the home of rock 'n' roll, the forthright and unpretentious sleuth introduced in this fast-paced story is sure to win readers' hearts. Kate Brannigan is hired by rock legend Jett to locate his former partner and lover, Moira. Kate finds Moira, a rehabilitated drug user, living with--and in love with--Maggie, an ex-counselor. Moira reluctantly agrees to return to Jett to help his career while Kate goes back to her investigation of counterfeiters and her own lover, a rock journalist. But six weeks later Moira is murdered--beaned by a tenor sax--and Jett wants Kate to find which member of his inner circle is the culprit. As Kate questions Jett's entourage, she uncovers why everyone closest to him wanted Moira dead. McDermid's ( Open and Shut ) snappy, often comic prose keeps the story humming as Kate is drawn deeper and deeper into the twisted plot of her first murder investigation. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883523480
Publisher:
Spinsters Ink Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Kate Brannigan Series, #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.65(d)

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