From the author of cult vampire novel Suckers and Notting Hill ghost story Stiff Lips comes another ghost story, narrated with self-lacerating humour by a private eye who has a lot to learn about himself and the world of the supernatural.
Alice Marchmont is classy, beautiful and about to get married to the most eligible bachelor in town. But she needs John Croydon's help. Because Alice has a stalker - it's her fiance's ex-wife, who is threatening to disrupt the wedding... or worse. Croydon has just one week to persuade this inconvenient ex to back down and leave the happy couple alone. Problem is, she's going to take some persuading. Because she's dead. Has been dead for quite some time. And she isn't looking pretty.
In the course of an investigation that will lead him from London to Norfolk and, ultimately, to Venice, John Croydon will be forced to dig into his own troubled past for answers. He will discover that looks can be deceptive, women are not to be trusted, one canal is much like another... and that some ghosts are worse than others. A lot worse.
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About the Author
Anne Billson is a film critic, novelist and photographer whose work has been widely published. She is also well known as a style icon, wicked spinster, evil feminist, and international cat-sitter. Her books include horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips, The Ex and The Coming Thing; monographs on the films The Thing and Let the Right One In; Breast Man: A Conversation with Russ Meyer; and Billson Film Database, a collection of more than 4000 film reviews. In 1993 she was named by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists. In 2012 she wrote a segment for the portmanteau play The Halloween Sessions, performed in the West End in London. In 2015 she was named by the British Film Institute as one of 25 Female Film Critics Worth Celebrating. She has lived in London, Cambridge, Tokyo, Paris and Croydon, and now lives in Brussels. She likes frites, beer and chocolate.