The Adventures of Isabel

An Epitome Apartments Mystery

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Pub Date 5 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 28 Jul 2021
Pushkin Press, Pushkin Vertigo

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Description

Unique crimes call for unique detectives...

When a good friend's beloved granddaughter is murdered, our ambisexual downsized-social-worker and her cat, Bunnywit, are enlisted to help solve the case. For the police, Madeline is just one more dead sex worker - so it is down to our hero and her friends to uncover what happened to her (though not the cat. The cat mainly sulks.)

With humour, sarcasm and a good dose of irony, our protagonist swaggers through the mean streets of a Canadian city tracking down leads to get the bad guy. Aided by a love of mystery fiction the gang dives deep into the underbelly of city life.

What at first seems an average street killing is actually the surface of a grandiose and glittering set of criminal schemes...

Unique crimes call for unique detectives...

When a good friend's beloved granddaughter is murdered, our ambisexual downsized-social-worker and her cat, Bunnywit, are enlisted to help solve the case...


Advance Praise

'Candas Jane Dorsey's terrific mysteries are what would happen if Raymond Chandler and Frank N. Furter collaborated on cozies and the heroine were a pansexual private detective with heart, smarts, and a T-shirt saying MASCARA IS THE NEW NOIR. There's female bonding, sex (lots of it), and a cat or two. You'll scream with laughter, you'll checkmark phrases. And then, if you're a nice person and love your friends, you'll put these books in their hands and insist they read them too.' - Sarah Smith, author of the New York Times Notable Book, The Vanished Child

'A little Hammett, a little Hiaasen, a little Lot 49, this is the first book in a series that demands to be read with writerly intention... The author seeks to shake the reader out of submission and into a clearer vision and examination of the underpinnings of the genre - the real crime and grime and meanness of the streets on which it's set. The laughs are thrown in for free' -- Janice MacDonald, author of the Randy Craig Mystery series

'[An] exceptional series launch from SF author Dorsey, a droll mix of mystery and metafiction... Fans of unconventional mysteries will be richly rewarded' -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

'Smart and razor-sharp, with unforgettable characters and a plot that won't let you go until the last page. You're going to love it!' - E.C. Bell, author of the Marie Jenner Mystery Series

'The Adventures of Isabel is a winner! The narrator's voice alone is worth your time - which will be brief. It's a page-turner' --S.J. Rozan, author of Paper Son

'Candas Jane Dorsey's terrific mysteries are what would happen if Raymond Chandler and Frank N. Furter collaborated on cozies and the heroine were a pansexual private detective with heart, smarts...


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