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.

Nominated by the Private Eye Writers of America for the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel.

On sale now in the UK. US publication date December 7; available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or IndieBound.