British Pbk Original - Serpents Tail (2000) |
Murder, Moggies and Media Moguls
Lenny Aaron is an ex-cop who now runs a business tracking down Melbourne's cats that have gone AWOL. Having left the police after her last investigation went horribly wrong, Lenny is gradually piecing her life back together with a little help from Zen and a fistful of analgesics.
The daughter of a media mogul hires Lenny's services to find a missing cat and uncover the identity of the author of a series of threatening letters. Before she knows it, Lenny - with all her eccentricities, phobias and addictions is back in the murder business. Without nine lives she must race against time as the adventure gets deadlier and the stakes get higher in this fast-paced game of cat and mouse.
A brilliantly diverse cast - the Japanese psychologist, the Russian barber, the British porn shop owner populate this sharp debut novel which blends wit, fear and mystery.
'A hip, tough-girl update of the "spinster sleuth" of tradition
The most original dick to wander Melbourne's cranky streets' Australian