Donna O'Prey and Peg, her grandmother, are on holiday in rural Andalucia when Donna makes a shocking discovery. The body of an unknown woman has been dumped in a ravine at the back of the house. Relying solely on her own intuition, Donna is far from convinced by the apparent solution of the crime while Peg discovers a mystery of her own. The unlikely sleuths battle numerous obstacles to find the evidence they need, but Donna never imagines that her efforts to unmask the killer will place her in deadly danger. Critical acclaim for award-winning novelist, Jared Conway. "An accomplished and challenging work of great imagination. Exceptionally well written.as fine as anything that I have encountered in a crime novel." Golgonooza. "Exceptionally well paced in its construction and delivery. stylish, atmospheric and written at just the right pitch. The ability to accurately convey both setting and mood is one of the strengths of this novel." Booksellers Review. "Jared Conway does everything with such style; his descriptive passages are masterpieces of the written word where the reader feels as if he is actually present such is the quality of the writing and the dialogue leaps from the page, the precise nature of each character being immediately apparent to the reader. A masterpiece of the genre by a writer at the height of his creative powers." The writing is superb with subtle touches of realistic dialogue and evocative description that elevate a piece of writing above the competition." Amazon.
Used availability for Jared Conway's Murder in August
March 2006 : UK Paperback