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Dead Gorgeous

On sale

16th July 2012

Price: £8.99

Selected:  ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405519885

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Previously titled On the Edge, this is Peter Lovesey’s classic crime thriller set in the immediate post-war years.

Rose and Antonia had a good war. As WAAF plotters, they had all the excitement and independence of a difficult and dangerous job, and all the fun of being two women on an RAF base.

Peacetime is a disappointment. There is rationing, shortages, and nothing to do. Rosie’s war-hero husband has turned into a brutal lout: Antonia, bored with her rich manufacturer, wants to move to America with her lover. Neither can afford a divorce. But what are plotters for, if not to plot? And Antonia’s ruthless scheme would give them both what they want.

If Rose doesn’t lose her nerve, they could get away with murder . . . .


Evening Standard
Lovesey is one of the very best of the current generation of crime writers and he controls his plot like clockwork - everything timed to precision so that the final uncertainty is resolved just as the bell tolls
New York Times Book Review
Irrepressible joie de mort
Publishers Weekly
Never has Lovesey's wizardry been so effective as in this tale of the duped and the duper . . . The story dodges from one unguessable outcome to the next
Scotland on Sunday
Brilliant is the only word for veteran Peter Lovesey's latest venture into the macabre ... A whip-crack pace, gasps all the way, and yet another winner for Lovesey