The Fine Art of Invisible Detection (Paperback)Robert Goddard (author)
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The king of the artful plot twist delivers a masterful new whodunit as a Japanese secretary to a private detective is pitched into a deadly search for the truth following her boss' untimely demise.
Umiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down.
As a secretary to a private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork.
That is, until her boss takes on a new case. A case which turns out to be dangerous enough to get him killed. A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan for the first time and travel to London.
Following the only lead she has, Wada quickly realises that being a detective isn't as easy as the television makes out. And that there's a reason why secrets stay buried for a long time. Because people want them to stay secret. And they're prepared to do very bad things to keep them that way...
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 24 mm
'...the plot unwinds with a deceptively light touch that does not falter ... genuinely entertaining [with an] explosive finale' - Evening Standard
'One of the finest crime writers of any generation, Goddard here exercises all of his elegant, understated style and meticulous eye for detail...Goddard at his impeccable best: do not miss it.' - Daily Mail
'A fascinating and satisfyingly complex mystery with dark tones..Wada is a superb character... very enjoyable.' - New Books
'Top-class action packed storytelling' - Choice Magazine
'A deftly plotted page turner from this much loved author' - Saga Magazine
'He's the high priest of plot ... deftly woven, but also beautifully written ... I loved it.' - Mel Giedroyc
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