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Cuff College of Transgression and Pathology, Oxford. The quiet of the evening is shattered by the discovery of a Body In The Library. The police are Baffled. Tom Hurst, a junior lecturer at the College, breaking every rule of the whodunnit genre, follows a trail of arcane clues that leads him to Botswana and Mma Delicious Ontoast. His investigations then take him to Sweden and Burt Colander; to Edinburgh, where he is grudgingly helped by DI John Just-Now Rhombus; and to Richmond, Virginia, where he meets the brilliant, attractive-in-a-powerfulway, midnight-blue-pantsuited forensic pathologist Dr Su Carpaccio. Sometimes one supersleuth just isn't enough. The No.2 Global Detective revisits and rewrites some of the most famous crime novels of recent times, taking the genre and its heroes to an ultimately hilarious extreme.
|Publication date:||9th November 2006|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), TV tie-in humour,|
Toby Clements lives in London where he reviews crime novels for a national newspaper, and where he keeps a who's who in crime fiction on his desk.More About Toby Clements