Murder Under Her Skin

Murder Under Her Skin

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Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of 'em! --Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce mystery series

Someone's put a blade in the back of the Amazing Tattooed Woman, and Willowjean "Will" Parker's former knife-throwing mentor has been stitched up for the crime. To uncover the truth, Will and her boss, world-famous detective Lillian Pentecost, travel south into a snakepit of old grudges, small-town crime, and secrets worth killing for.


New York, 1946: The last time Will Parker let a case get personal, she walked away with a broken face, a bruised ego, and the solemn promise never again to let her heart get in the way of her job. But she called Hart and Halloway's Travelling Circus and Sideshow home for five years, and Ruby Donner, the circus's tattooed ingenue, was her friend. To make matters worse the prime suspect is Valentin Kalishenko, the man who taught Will everything she knows about putting a knife where it needs to go.
To uncover the real killer and keep Kalishenko from a date with the electric chair, Will and Ms. Pentecost join the circus in sleepy Stoppard, Virginia, where the locals like their cocktails mild, the past buried, and big-city detectives not at all. The two swiftly find themselves lost in a funhouse of lies as Will begins to realize that her former circus compatriots aren't playing it straight, and that her murdered friend might have been hiding a lot of secrets beneath all that ink.
Dodging fistfights, firebombs, and flying lead, Will puts a lot more than her heart on the line in the search of the truth. Can she find it before someone stops her ticker for good?
Step right up! Murder Under Her Skin is a delightfully hardboiled high-wire act starring two daring heroines dead set on justice.

Title:Murder Under Her Skin
ISBN:9780385547123
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    Murder Under Her Skin Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is the sequel to Stephen Spotswood's Fortune Favours the Dead, a historical noir series set in New York, featuring the famous independent woman PI Lilian Pentecost, struggling with MS, and her 23...

  • Leah

    “Murder Under Her Skin” is the highly anticipated sequel to Stephen Spotswood’s “Fortune Favors the Dead” in his Pentecost and Parker series.This picks up just a few months after the events ...

  • Sarah-Hope

    Murder Under Her Skin offers a satisfying mystery. It also boasts two strong, female detectives: one older woman, Ms. Pentecost, balancing work and MS; and a younger woman, Willowjean "Will" Parker, w...

  • Kathleen

    Spotswood is having fun writing the Pentecost and Parker murder mystery novels taking place in 1946. This is his second offering featuring the two private eyes. Lillian Pentecost suffers multiple scle...

  • Gail C.

    This is the second in the Pentecost and Parker Mystery Series by Stephen Spotswood, a series that is uniquely hardboiled, considering the gender of the detectives, with just enough rye humor to keep i...

  • ??Kimberly

    We head back to Will’s roots as she and Lillian take on a case involving Will’s former mentor, Valentin Kalishenko. He has been accused of murdering Ruby Donner, the circus’ “Amazing Tattooed ...

  • Dumbledore11214

    I really liked the first entry in this series. I loved Will's voice, I cared for her and for her boss Lilian Pentecost and I thought it mostly offered a very satisfying mystery. I thought this book wa...

  • Bridget

    It was immensely enjoyable to travel to 1940s New York and meet detective duo Willowjean (Will) Parker and Lilian Pentecost. Although I have yet to read Fortune Favors the Dead, book one in the series...

  • charlotte,

    Rep: bi/pan mc, mc with multiple sclerosis, amputee side character, Black side character, sapphic side charactersCWs: drug use, violence, implied past child abuse...

  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller

    Hart and Halloway’s Traveling Circus and Sideshow is making its way around the circuit of small towns that still book the show. At one stop, the Amazing Tattooed Woman, Ruby Donner, is found dead wi...