2nd Apr 2012
Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth Available for Pre-Order
Published in July by Serpent’s Tail, Weirdo tells the story of Sean Ward, a private investigator commissioned to untangle truth from lies in a long-cold case: schoolgirl Corinne Woodrow’s conviction for murdering a classmate twenty years ago.
But the latest forensic evidence suggests she didn’t act alone, so Sean is off to the seaside town of Ernemouth in Norfolk to find out what happened, and why certain members of the Ernemouth police force are so adamant the case stay closed.
We’ve already read it, and it’s a cracker, with all the staples that fans have come to expect from the ‘first lady of noir fiction.’ It features bad girls, bent cops, witch hunts and weirdos aplenty, with Cathi’s trademark vivid evocations of subculture, time and place.