For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled
millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny
satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe
remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to
education, science to capitalism, and everything in between,
Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom,
and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique,
entertaining, and ultimately serious way.
At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a
well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of
Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation
in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the
muck--not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong--are more than
a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.
Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look
hard enough, and it's not long before a body is discovered, and
Sam--out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon
sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)--must rely on his
instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets
off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps.
. . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most
definitely are not paved with gold.
Hailed as the "purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse"
(Washington Post Book World), with a "satirist's instinct for the
absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail" (Daily
Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class,
prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling
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||Discworld Novels (Hardcover), 39
||235 x 160 x 32mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
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