Alice in Jeopardy

Alice in Jeopardy : A Novel

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ALICE IN JEOPARDY is the first novel in an exciting new series. Each novel is set in a different location featuring a contemporary woman whose life or children are suddenly endangered. The woman must find in herself the resources to save both her children and herself. Alice is a recently widowed young woman living in Florida with her two small children. She has been utterly devastated by her late husband's death in a boating accident, and is struggling to re-build her life. And as if life can't get any worse, her children are kidnapped. Surrounded by police fighting inter-departmental battles, Alice ultimately has to resort to finding and saving her children herself. ALICE IN JEOPARDY is a truly gripping book, absolutely jam-packed with twists and turns, culminating in a totally unexpected ending.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 32mm | 598.75g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752867466
  • 9780752867465

About Ed McBain

Ed McBain is one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. In 1998, he was the first non-British author to be awrded the Crime Writers' Association/Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. He is also holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award and the Sherlock Award for 'Best International Detective'.show more

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"McBain might be nearly 80, but he's right at the top of the premier league of crime fiction." DAILY MIRROR, 25 Feb "A gripping thriller." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, 26 Feb "McBain's snappy dialogue and touches of humour show that he is still a master storyteller." -- Susanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 27 March "McBain writes with the style, the strength and the freshness of someone half his age... he provides a tense and gripping tale, packed with twists and turns, and leading to an unexpected ending." THE GLASGOW HERALD, 23 April "A follow-through thriller, plotted by a master, with three or four storylines -- comic and menacing -- which twine on to an ending which snaps like a rat trap. Evidence, should you need it, that McBain remains brilliantly on form. What a talent! What a man!" -- Philip Oakes LITERARY REVIEW, June 2005 "A sly teaser set in the Florida Keys that keeps the reader guessing as well as on the edge of the seat. McBain throws in switchback plot twists and false leads like the consummate pro he is... a terrific page-turner." TRIBUNE, 13 Mayshow more

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409 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 12% (50)
4 35% (144)
3 40% (164)
2 11% (45)
1 1% (6)
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