Barking! : A Grace Smith Investigation

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Stuart Roberts is a mild-mannered, shy accountant suffering from nightmares in which he remembers committing a violent murder (possibly two), and he wants to know if they really happened. Grace doesn't want to take the case on the grounds that murders tend to mean there's someone who is prepared to kill around and she'd rather pass, thanks very much. However, these are killings with a difference: they took place nearly thirty years before Stuart was born. During his dreams Stuart becomes 'Joe' and has vivid recollections of life as a hop farmer's son, a world Stuart swears he knows absolutely nothing about. Despite her scepticism Grace has never been able to resist the lure of an unlimited expense account, so she takes the job. And then discovers that her client isn't quite what he appears to be more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 109.22 x 177.8 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752847937
  • 9780752847931
  • 2,178,388

Review quote

"Barking! has Grace Smith involved with mild-mannered accountant Stuart Roberts, who believes he is a reincarnated murderer guilty of killing his father five decades earlier. In the course of her investigation of Stuart's allegation, Grace encounters a pampered bulldog who turns into a media star, an aging rock singer with a string of disgruntled wives, a manipulative hypnotist bent on revenge, an egotistical cop who will talk but only for a price Grace is unwilling to pay, and a coked-up killer with an elaborate arsenal of guns and knives. Great fun and good laughs--sure to appeal to those who like their heroines cheeky, charming, and crazy."show more

About Liz Evans

Liz Evans is in her early forties. She has worked in all sorts of companies from plastic moulding manufacturers to Japanese banks through to film production and BBC Radio. She was born in Highgate, went to school in Barnet and now lives in more

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