Why We Die
Zoe Boehm Thriller 3
By Mick Herron
The road to hell is paved with all sorts of intentions, as Oxford private investigator Zoë Boehm discovers when a straightforward jewellery store robbery turns out to be anything but
'Herron is a stylish writer with a mordant sensibility and a deadly wit. He s also a tricky plotter' New York Times Book Review
When Zoë Boehm agrees to track down the gang who knocked over Sweeney's jewellery shop, she's just hoping to break even in time for tax season. She certainly doesn't expect to wind up in a coffin. But she's about to become entangled with a strange collection of characters, starting with suicidal Tim Whitby, who's dedicating what's left of his life to protecting the pretty, battered Katrina Blake from her late husband's sociopathic brothers, Arkle and Trent.
Unfortunately for Zoë, Arkle has a crossbow, Tim has nothing left to lose, and even Katrina has her secrets. And death, like taxes, can't be avoided forever.
Mick Herron's first three Jackson Lamb novels have between them won the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger once and been shortlisted for it once; and been shortlisted twice for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Slow Horses, the first in the series, was picked as one of the best twenty spy thrillers of all time by the Daily Telegraph. Before the Jackson Lamb series, he wrote the Zoë Boehm novels, all four of which are republished by John Murray in 2017.
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20 Oct 2016
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Tough, bright and highly promising — Chicago Tribune
Stylish and engaging — Washington Post
Frighteningly plausible — Sunday Telegraph