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I'll Eat When I'm Dead

(2017)
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Every weekday morning, as the sun rises above Sixth Avenue, a peerless crop of women - frames poised, behavior polished, networks connected, and bodies generally buffed to a high sheen - are herded by the cattle prod of their own ambition to one particular building. They're smart, stylish, and sophisticated, even the one found dead in her office.

When stylish Hillary Whitney dies alone in a locked, windowless conference room at the offices of RAGE Fashion Book, her death is initially ruled an unfortunate side effect of the unrelenting pressure to be thin. But Hillary's best friend and fellow RAGE editor, Catherine Ono, knows her friend's dieting wasn't a capital P problem. If beauty could kill, it'd take more than that.

When, two months later, a cryptic note in Hillary's handwriting ends up in the office of the NYPD and the case is reopened, Det. Mark Hutton is led straight into the glamorous world of RAGE and into the life of hotheaded and fiercely fabulous Cat, who insists on joining the investigation. Surrounded by a supporting cast of party girls, type A narcissists, and half-dead socialites, Cat and her colleague Bess Bonner are determined to solve the case and achieve sartorial perfection. But their amateur detective work has disastrous results, and the two ingenues are caught in a web of drugs, sex, lies, and moisturizer that changes their lives forever.

Viciously funny, this sharp and satirical take on the politics of women's bodies and women's work is an addictive debut novel that dazzles with style and savoir faire.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One part deliciously satirical send-up, one part murder mystery, I'll Eat When I'm Dead had me laughing out loud. This bold and wildly entertaining, in-your-face novel signals the arrival of Barbara Bourland as an exciting and savvy new voice." - Sara Blædel

"A compulsively readable, satirical romp with a sharp and vicious twist, I'll Eat When I'm Dead is a timely, smart, and perceptive mystery." - K J Howe

"Funny, fierce, feminist." - Sarra Manning

"I can't put I'll Eat When I'm Dead down, I LOVE it. Biting, funny, and brilliantly subversive; Bourland's debut is like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho." - Louise O'Neill


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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-4555-9521-7 / 978-1-4555-9521-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-4555-9520-9 / 978-1-4555-9520-4 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead: A sizzling romp through fashion's darker side
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-78429-857-3 / 978-1-78429-857-9 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead: A sizzling romp through fashion's darker side
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-78429-856-5 / 978-1-78429-856-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-4789-4896-5 / 978-1-4789-4896-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead: Library Edition
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
ISBN: 1-4789-4893-0 / 978-1-4789-4893-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: I'll Eat When I'm Dead: A sizzling romp through fashion's darker side
Author(s): Barbara Bourland
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU