When Isabella stumbles across her own corpse in an alley, she begins to question whether she's dead or alive. She must be alive... isn't she? At any rate, she's deader than you.
The year is 1504,... More > and in a deserted side street in Florence, Isabella Dati has discovered a body - her own.
There's only one man who can solve so impossible a mystery: shoe maker and reluctant detective Lorenzo Valentini. But how does it relate to a farm worker who lived in the Casentino Valley over twenty years earlier? Will an attempt to divert the course of the Arno to win the war with Pisa succeed? And, most importantly of all, can Isabella afford Valentini's fee?
Witness a murderous romp through Renaissance Italy in a tale of murder, obsession, shoe making and war.< Less
If you've ever tried to murder your wife, you'll know how Adrian Hadley feels.
He doesn't want to kill Elizabeth, but when she kicks him out over a fling with a homeless girl, how can he be sure... More > she'll maintain her silence about the demons in his past? Murder really is the only option. After all, how hard can it be?
Then comes a disastrous encounter with gentleman thief Lewis Tremaine and his grubby sidekick Vern. Suddenly Adrian's perfect crime looks set to destroy him, and his teenage lover Kelly is no help - she's working to her own agenda. Meanwhile Adrian's past is fast catching up with him, and what started as a simple murder is turning into a major headache.
Discover a world of crime, desperation and frantic improvisation in Simon Goodway's thrilling debut novel packed with dark humour, unexpected twists and dogs on crack.< Less