Doubleday

9780385546553

STARRED REVIEW

Fortune Favors the Dead

As mysterious and fun a caper as you will ever read, with plenty of misdirection and intrigue to keep you guessing.

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Review of ‘Fortune Favors the Dead’

Debut author Stephen Spotswood’s Fortune Favors the Dead introduces us to detective Lillian Pentecost and her right-hand woman/chronicler, Willowjean Parker, a mid-1940s pair that resembles a gender-swapped Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

Their investigation into the murder of prominent New York City matriarch Abigail Collins—found with her head bashed in inside her late husband’s locked-from-the-inside study—almost…

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