Over My Dead Body by Maz Evans
I picked this up after everyone in my book group kept telling me how funny it was... and they were right. Dr Miriam Price is one of the best female characters I've read in a long time. Over My Dead Body has so much going for it. Funny but also sad. A mystery to be solved but also backstories to discover and friendships to savour. I could not have enjoyed it more. Original,
clever and full of one genius one liners.
From the back
Hello? Can you hear me? Probably not. I'm Dr Miriam Price . . . and I'm dead.
The local police, who couldn't investigate their own nostrils, think I drank myself into an early grave. The nerve! I was murdered. I was just too plastered to know whodunnit, that's all.
Unless I prove to my inquest this week that my death was no 'misadventure', I'm condemned to 50 years in Limbo. I have to find my killer - but I can't communicate with any living human. Well, there's one, but she barely qualifies . . . Winnie - my neighbour and nemesis. It seems the dying can interact with the dead, which is helpful news for me, if not stellar for Winnie. Oh well. She'll live. Maybe.
Suspects? How long have you got? My saintly husband, who'd reached his limit? My best friend, who was anything but? My secret lover, or his wife? My disgruntled colleague? The mother who wrongly holds me responsible for her child's death? Professor Plum? Your guess is as good as mine.
So Winnie - slap on your deerstalker and strap on your granny pants. Let's catch a killer! Assuming we don't kill each other first . . .