April 2013 Book of the Month.
Waspish, well-observed and tragically comic in places this is the fifth instalment in the Walsh Family series. Private Investigator Helen Walsh is really on her uppers, with work drying up and her flat being repossessed and in danger of a mental relapse. But will the lifeline of well paid work, locating a missing member of an aging Irish boy band, from her ex help?
The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes sees the return of the beloved Walsh sisters in this utterly compelling, moving and very very funny novel. 'The Shovel List: a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel.' Courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued, Helen Walsh doesn't believe in fear - it's just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs. And yet she's sinking. Her work as a private investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and some old demons have resurfaced. Hired to track down boy-band member Wayne Diffney - vanished from his house in Mercy Close - she encounters hangers on, hasbeens and wannabes. Despite playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she's never even met.
Praise for Marian Keyes:
'Hilarious, painfully realistic...Your heart wrenches. Combines depth, drama and whip-smart comedy.' Stylist
'Keyes' satirical eye remains as sharp as ever.' Daily Mail
'Clever, hilarious, poignant.' Sunday Times
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 13/09/2012
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||11th April 2013|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky and most recently The Mystery of Mercy Close.She is published in twenty-nine different languages. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, as well as her fabulous cookbook Saved By Cake, are also published by Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.Marian’s stunning new novel about losing the life you had and finding a better one, The ...More About Marian Keyes