Kate Brannigan, feisty Manchester-based PI, is back, investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before long she’s up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery – and murder. But when a favour for a friend puts Kate’s own life in danger, bizarre is not the first word she thinks of…
Kate Brannigan deserves promotion to the top rank, alongside Kinsey Millhone and V.I. Warshawski. Plot, characterisation, pace are all first-rate, and the bouncy Brannigan is one of the most likeable of all todays PIs.
— Sunday Telegraph
Kate Brannigan is truly welcome. A fictional equivalent of Victoria Wood, hot on one-liners, Chinese food, tabloid papers and Thai boxing, she is refreshingly funny.
— Daily Mail
A satisfying range of villains, Manchester and its environs turn deeply sinister and Brannigan toughs and wisecracks her way to a solution. Passes the Second Novel test triumphantly.
— The Times
Fast moving and entertaining.
— Crime Writers’ Association: Chairmen’s Choice
At long last, this is a genre heroine with a big heart, witty tongue and an understanding of modern youth. Fun at all levels.
— Evening Standard, Frances Fyfield