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  • Published: 25 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743485262
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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A Morbid Habit


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A midnight delivery. A sole eyewitness. No loose ends.

A midnight delivery. A sole eyewitness. No loose ends.

Christmas is looming, and investigator Catherine Berlin is out of a job. Broke, and with a drug habit that's only just under control, she quickly agrees when an old friend offers her work. It's a simple investigation with a generous fee, looking into the dealings of a small-time entrepreneur. The only catch? It's in Russia.

But when Berlin arrives in Moscow, things are not so straightforward. Shadowy figures stalk her through the frozen streets. She's kicked out of her hotel, her all-important medication confiscated by police. Strung out and alone, Berlin turns to her interpreter, an eccentric Brit named Charlie. But Charlie's past is as murky as Berlin's own, and when the subject of the investigation disappears, Berlin realises Charlie may be part of the web. The only way out is to hunt down the truth, even if it kills her.

'Highly addictive . . . probably her best book . . . Most impressive is the plotting, which is complex and interesting all the way to the tense finale. Highly recommended.' Canberra Times

'[Hauxwell's] growing army of fans may have to start learning how to manage an addiction of sorts.' West Australian

'Annie Hauxwell has given us a heroine for our bleak new age . . . Catch the wave now, while it's building.' The Times

  • Pub date: 25 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743485262
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Annie Hauxwell

Annie Hauxwell abandoned the law to work as an investigator, after stints as a psychiatric nurse, cleaner, sociologist and taxi driver. She divides her time between London, where she was born, and a country town in Australia. In addition to the Catherine Berlin series, she has written for the screen and stage.

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