Fashion Victim

Fashion Victim

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Annie Anderson, feature writer with one of Britain's leading broadsheets, decides to take a break from the tougher end of journalism. After years working undercover befriending prostitutes and drug addicts, the strain is beginning to tell. At 29, Annie has enough baggage to sink a battleship, a strict all-caffeine-no-food diet and a total inability to maintain relationships with men. Where does a girl go from here? she asks. Fashion, that's where. Annie takes a job on the new flagship magazine Handbag, and prepares herself to be whisked into a world of glamour, beauty and power. But she has a sixth sense for trouble - and it doesn't take her long to find it. When Mark Mailer, New York's hottest young designer, is gunned down in what appears to be a random killing, Annie decides to do a little digging. What Annie discovers is more bizarre - and a whole lot more frightening - than anything seen at London Fashion Week. She has entered a world where beauty hides a multitude of sins, including fraud, corruption and murder. It doesn't take Annie long to see that she may well become fashion's next more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162 x 242 x 28mm | 549g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752865919
  • 9780752865911

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'Superior, tightly written thriller. Sam Baker, editor of British Comopolitan, writes with an impressively spare and structured style' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'We'd love this nail-biting thriller shot with glamour even if it wasn't written by our boss. The instantly likeable, gutsy Annie Anderson departs the gritty world of newspapers to go undercover on pretentious fashion bible, Handbag. Trying to read just one chapter is like trying to leave Topshop purchase-free. Give in and be hooked."***** COSMOPOLITAN 'A gloriously gripping, glamorous read that's as intricately woven as a Missoni top. Five stars' COMPANY "When hard-bitten newspaper reporter Annie Anderson joins style-bible Handbag, she soon discovers that the ability to wear six-inch heels is prized over journalistic skills. But that changes when a hot new designer is murdered at New York Fashion Week. A thrilling whodunnit peppered with fascinating insider knowledge." SHE 'Sam Baker brings insider knowledge to life. Far from fluffy, it's a rather edgy, gripping read we'd recommend' EASY LIVING 'a tale of murder, mystery and Manolos, this thriller would make perfect holiday reading' HOME "Written by the editor of our sister magazine, Cosmopolitan, this is all about the glossy world of fashion - and the not-so-glossy world of murder. Compulsive!" COSMO GIRL 'Baker is the editor of Britain's Cosmopolitan, so she knows whereof she writes--and she actually writes well.' TIME 'Sparkling' THE MIRROR 'She brings an insider's eye to this thriller set in the air-kissing world of fashion' BELLA 'Sheer delight - and an impressive achievement' CRIME TIME 'Sam Baker's debut is so smart, stylish and edgy that no sun-lounger will be without it this summer' DAILY RECORD 'Entertaining first novel' -- Susanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Sam Baker has made the strongest entrance into the world of novel writing, and has used her experience to her advantage' MS LONDON 'High-octane fun for all those who loved The Devil Wears Prada' REDshow more

About Sam Baker

Born in Hampshire, Sam Baker studied politics at Birmingham University. She went on to work as a writer and editor on numerous women's magazine's including Red, New Woman, Chat and Take A Break. Sam relaunched the seminal teenage magazine Just Seventeen as J-17, before spending five years as editor of Company. In 2004 she became editor of Cosmopolitan. Sam lives in Winchester, Hampshire, and London, more