PAY OR PLAY

When old adversary Don Q strongarms Charlie Waldo into investigating the seemingly mundane death of a vagrant, Lorena agrees he can work under her PI license on one condition: he help with a high-maintenance celebrity client, wildly popular courtroom TV star Judge Ida Mudge, whose new mega-deal makes her a perfect target for blackmail.  Reopening the coldest of cases, a decades-old fraternity death, Waldo begins to wonder whether the judge is, in fact, a murderer — and whether he’ll stay alive long enough to find out.

UK publication date September 30; US publication date December 7. Available for pre-order now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.