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The Better Mousetrap

The Better Mousetrap

‘Tom Holt’s comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader’s book collection’ – Waterstones Books Quarterly

‘Holt’s quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy’ – Publishers Weekly

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.

A madcap comic fantasy from one of Britain’s funniest writers.

Books by Tom Holt:

Walled Orchard Series
Goatsong
The Walled Orchard

J.W. Wells & Co. Series
The Portable Door
In Your Dreams
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard
You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps
The Better Mousetrap
May Contain Traces of Magic
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages

YouSpace Series
Doughnut
When It’s A Jar
The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice
The Good, the Bad and the Smug

Novels
Expecting Someone Taller
Who’s Afraid of Beowulf
Flying Dutch
Ye Gods!
Overtime
Here Comes the Sun
Grailblazers
Faust Among Equals
Odds and Gods
Djinn Rummy
My Hero
Paint your Dragon
Open Sesame
Wish you Were Here
Alexander at World’s End
Only Human
Snow White and the Seven Samurai
Olympiad
Valhalla
Nothing But Blue Skies
Falling Sideways
Little People
Song for Nero
Meadowland
Barking
Blonde Bombshell
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
An Orc on the Wild Side
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 7th May 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781841495040

Reviews

Highly amusing ... Eloquently snarky prose
Publishers Weekly
Inventively entertaining ...make you both laugh out loud and stop and think
SFX
Holt's quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy
Publishers Weekly
Tom Holt's comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader's book collection
Waterstone’s Books Quarterly