New York, London and Milan are the backdrops for this fast paced slickly written high heeled murder mystery. Journalist Annie Anderson's undercover investigations into the darker side of the fashion industry take a shocking and personal turn when someone she is writing about is shot in front of her â€“ but is it murder? Slip off your â€˜Manoloâ€™sâ€™ crack open some â€˜Bollyâ€™ and enjoy all the bitching and backbiting as well as trying to solve the who dunit â€“ itâ€™s this season's must read â€˜Darlingâ€™
Annie Anderson, feature writer with one of Britain's leading broadsheets, decides to take a break from the tougher end of journalism. After years working undercover befriending prostitutes and drug addicts, the strain is beginning to tell. But even so, no one expects her to throw it all in and join a fashion magazine...
Thrown into the heart of New York Fashion Week, Annie is unprepared for the ultra-glamorous world of models, designers, gossip and rivalry. Then an up-and-coming designer is shot dead right in front of Annie - and suddenly, she is back on familiar territory. At first sight, it looks like a robbery gone badly wrong, but Annie is not convinced. But as she digs deeper, she's in danger of becoming the next fashion victim . . .
'Superior, tightly written thriller. Sam Baker, editor of British Comopolitan, writes with an impressively spare and structured style'
'We'd love this nail-biting thriller shot with glamour even if it wasn't written by our boss. The instantly likeable, gutsy Annie Anderson departs the gritty world of newspapers to go undercover on pretentious fashion bible, Handbag. Trying to read just one chapter is like trying to leave Topshop purchase-free. Give in and be hooked.'' *****
'A gloriously gripping, glamorous read that's as intricately woven as a Missoni top. Five stars'
Publication date: 03/05/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||3rd May 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Relationship Stories,|
Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist. She has edited some of the UK’s biggest magazines and was Editor in Chief of Red for six years. In 2015 she co-founded The Pool, the online platform that makes inspiring and original content for busy women.Sam is married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester. Photograph © Sarah DunnMore About Sam Baker