BookBrowse Reviews Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

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Fortune Favors the Dead

Pentecost and Parker #1

by Stephen Spotswood

Fortune Favors the Dead by  Stephen Spotswood X
Fortune Favors the Dead by  Stephen Spotswood
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    Oct 2020, 336 pages
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    Aug 2021, 352 pages

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Stephen Spotswood delivers a delightful debut featuring a fierce female detective duo working to solve a locked-room murder while keeping themselves from becoming the next targets.

Willowjean "Will" Parker is a jack-of-all-trades circus runaway making a little extra money by serving as a night guard at a construction site. An encounter with an unusual intruder thrusts Will onto a path she never would have expected when she ends up saving the woman's life. The woman is Lillian Pentecost, New York City's most elegant and extraordinary private investigator. Lillian suffers from multiple sclerosis, and she's in need of an assistant to help her with her case load. What follows for Will is a whirlwind education in all things sleuthing that leads to the pair investigating the seemingly impossible murder of a society matron at Lillian's own Halloween party three years later. They must follow the clues and find the killer while dealing with continuing illness, escalating threats and a self-proclaimed spiritualist who knows more than she's saying.

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