The Better Mousetrap

By Tom Holt (Electronic Book, 2012)
It touches all our lives-our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire, and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it. Until, that is, he met Jane, a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly. It's not long before Frank and Jane find themselves face to face with the greatest enigma of our times: When is a door not a door? When it's a mousetrap.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $5.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316233064

    • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

    Formats Available: Electronic Book

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It touches all our lives-our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire, and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it. Until, that is, he met Jane, a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly. It's not long before Frank and Jane find themselves face to face with the greatest enigma of our times: When is a door not a door? When it's a mousetrap.

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in on the breeze from the local meat-packing plant.
  • Praise for the Novels of Tom Holt:

    "Blonde Bombshell is a clever, funny, tirelessly inventive, apocalyptic leg-hump of a book." --- Christopher Moore, New York Times bestselling author

    "Wacky humor bubbles through the polished narrative ... Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance." --- SFX

    "Uniquely twisted...cracking gags..." --- The Guardian (UK)

    "Frantically wacky and willfully confusing...gratifyingly clever and very amusing." --- Mail on Sunday

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The Better Mousetrap
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $5.99 US
  • Pages: 368
  • ISBN-13: 9780316233064
  • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012
The Better Mousetrap