The latest madcap comic fantasy from one of Britain's funniest writers.
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.
Inventively entertaining ...make you both laugh out loud and stop and think - SFX
Tom Holt's comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader's book collection - Waterstone's Books Quarterly
Highly amusing ... Eloquently snarky prose - Publishers Weekly
Holt's quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy - Publishers Weekly
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.