“The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once people know you exist, they either want to force you to do their jobs or kill you. Or both.”
Emma Cross is an independent woman—more independent than anyone in 1897 Newport, Rhode Island, wants to admit.
“. . . reading this novel is like—exquisite torture.”“I exist!”
“I will prove it to you!”
“Long live Bernie and Chet the Jet.”
“. . . a slapdash effort . . .”
“Pick up a copy of Death of a Kingfisher, pour yourself a dram—or ‘murder a whiskey,’ as one police officer says—and enjoy.”
“Morgue Drawer Four, a finalist for Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel, is a real find for aficionados of black humor and the macabre.