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Paperback (30 May 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A rollicking and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of Squeeze Me and 'Florida's most entertainingly indignant social critic' (New York Times Book Review)

Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, 'plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff'. Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba 'accident', might be the stiff of Jack's dreams - if only he can figure out what happened.

Standing in the way are his ambitious young editor, who hasn't yet fired anyone but plans to 'break her cherry' on Jack; the rock star's pop-singer widow, who's using the occasion of her husband's death to relaunch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders' meeting.

Using clues from the dead rock singer's music, Jack sets out to discover the truth, in another raucous, brilliant novel from the master of comic crime fiction, Carl Hiaasen.

About the Publisher



Sphere is home to some of the world's best-loved authors and books, ranging from Jenny Colgan and Carole Matthews to Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and even Gwyneth Paltrow. One of the most dynamic and successful commercial imprints in the UK, Sphere aims to publish the highest-quality popular fiction and non-fiction, including thrillers, women's fiction, and celebrity titles. Our books regularly hit the bestseller lists, and we have powered countless authors to household-name status. Our authors are supported by our popular digital platforms The Little Book Caf? and The Crime Vault, which both enjoy a large and loyal following. If you're a lover of popular literature, chances are good you're reading a Sphere book right now.

Book information

ISBN: 9781408731277
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Sphere
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: -1g
Height: 198mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 22mm