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Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood
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Dec 07, 2021 | ISBN 9780385547123

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Praise for Stephen Spotswood and the Pentecost and Parker Mystery Series:

“A delight. . . It’s a pleasure to watch [Pentecost and Parker] sifting through red herrings and peeling secrets back like layers of an onion, all while revealing even more of themselves without guilt or shame. Just like his mystery-writing ancestor [Rex Stout], Spotswood understands that the detective story should be sound, but spending time with unforgettable characters is paramount.”—New York Times Book Review

“Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel.” —Tana French, author of The Searcher

“A delight. . . It’s a pleasure to watch [Pentecost and Parker] sifting through red herrings and peeling secrets back like layers of an onion, all while revealing even more of themselves without guilt or shame. Just like his mystery-writing ancestor [Rex Stout], Spotswood understands that the detective story should be sound, but spending time with unforgettable characters is paramount.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Bullets, blood, bodies, and belly-laughs: all the ingredients of a classic mystery novel. Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of ‘em!” —Alan Bradley, author of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series

“Takes gritty 40s noir, shakes it up, gives it a charming twist, and serves it up with unforgettable style. My new favorite sleuthing duo are Pentecost and Parker, the spiritual sisters of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. An utterly brilliant debut!” —Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries

“Humorous and fun [with] all the hallmarks of an Agatha Christie mystery, and there’s a delightful dose of noir thrown in for the more hardcore pulp fiction crowd, too. . .  This duo will be around for years to come.” —Bookpage *Starred Review*

“Will’s slangy first-person narrative is captivating, and fans of circus life, such as it was, will enjoy this tale, as will followers of the 1940s hard-boiled detective genre, considerably enlivened here by having two no-nonsense women do the sleuthing.”—Booklist

“Spotswood’s ability to subvert genre tropes with intriguing and distinctive characters… make this whodunit a delightfully unusual read. Readers will look forward to Pentecost and Parker’s further adventures.”—Publishers Weekly

“Rich circus atmosphere and a satisfying puzzle.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Every page—nay, every paragraph—is rich and compelling. . . If anyone’s the heir apparent to Phryne Fisher or Elementary’s Sherlock and Joan, it’s Parker and Pentecost. This is an adventure you’ll want to rave about to strangers on the streets.” Criminal Element
 
“A relentlessly entertaining romp through 1940’s New York City, and through the annals of mystery fiction, as well, with many sly nods to authors of the past and some invigorating reinventions of classic tropes and gambits.” CrimeReads

“Sparkles [with] wit and personality. . . This classic noir-style mystery recast with humor, female leads and superb style is both satisfying and great fun.” Shelf Awareness

“Good news, mystery readers, your new favorite sleuthing duo has arrived on the scene! . . . A refreshing update to a classic Golden Age mystery, serving hard-boiled thrills and laugh-out-loud wit with charm and panache. A fantastic read!” Northen Virginia Magazine

“If you’ve been dying for a fresh take on the sleuth genre, this book delivers that and more. A mix of classic noir aesthetics and tropes with an inclusive twist. . . The kind of mystery series that will capture your imagination in new and fun ways, and have you desperate to get your hands on more.” Get Literary

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