The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender
Mark Bannister, writing 'the bestseller of the century' is found dead at his computer - the victim of a murder so perfect that Claudia Valentine smells a rat... and wants it caught.
The chase leads deep into the murky underworld of Sydney - a world where bright, tough Claudia must play a deadly high-tech game of cat and rat with the menacing overlord of the city's cancerous network of crime and corruption.
Witty, wryly humorous and fast-paced, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender is a mystery with a twist, which brilliantly exposes the seamy action below the surface of the city's glittering facade.
'Earns Day a place up there in the first league of female crime writers.' - Time Out
'Sam Spade in a frock... it's almost more than flesh and blood can bear! ...Claudia Valentine is smart, sassy and sexy, even when she's up to her eyeballs in mystery and intrigue.' - Christine Hogan
'A racy, rollercoaster hunt through Sydney.' - Melbourne Times
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Absolute shit. Had to read this for class and it took ages to finish because it was like a chore to read it. If Marele Day can somehow publish this and call it a 'book' then it looks like i'm gonna be an author.
We had to study this for english. Absolute crap 1/5 would not read again. A song of ice and fire is the series I was reading beforehand, it makes marele day's writing look like that of a 5 year old's.