The Case of the Imaginary Detective

The Case of the Imaginary Detective

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Rima Lanisell has a habit of losing things - car keys, sunglasses, lovers, family members. Following the death of Rima's father, she goes to stay with her godmother Addison, a wildly successful, albeit eccentric, mystery writer. Addison's beach house seems the place to make sense of Rima's loss, yet she is soon caught up in a mystery of her own. Who stole a small and highly valuable object from Addison's kitchen? Why is Rima corresponding with an obsessive fan, using someone else's family name? Most importantly: what exactly was the relationship between Addison and Rima's father, and why did Addison name a murderer after him in one of her novels? This is a funny, sad and wise literary mystery from the author of "The Jane Austen Book Club".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 225g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141023562
  • 9780141023564
  • 754,749

About Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of Sister Noon, a PEN/Faulkner prize finalist, Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, The Jane Austen Book Club and the story collection Black Glass. She lives in Davis, California.
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