Death Can't Take a Joke

  • by Anya Lipska
  • Narrated by Michael Fenner
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Janusz Kiska: Private investigator, ‘fixer' and - murderer? The keenly anticipated novel from crime writer Anya Lipska, author of Where the Devil Can't Go.
When masked men brutally stab one of his closest friends to death, Janusz Kiszka - fixer to East London's Poles - must dig deep into London's criminal underbelly to track down the killers and deliver justice. Shadowing a beautiful Ukrainian girl he believes could solve the mystery, Kiszka soon finds himself skating dangerously close to her ruthless ‘businessman' boyfriend.
Meanwhile, his old nemesis, rookie police detective Natalie Kershaw is struggling to identify a mystery suicide, a Pole who jumped off the top of Canary Wharf Tower. But all is not what it seems… Sparks fly as Kiszka and Kershaw's paths cross for a second time, but they must call a truce when their separate investigations call for a journey to Poland's wintry eastern borders...
Lipska was chosen by Val McDermid for the prestigious New Blood Panel at the 2013 Harrogate Crime Festival. Her second in the series promises another intelligent yet gripping detective thriller and a glimpse into the hidden world of London's Polish community.


What the Critics Say

"Lipska does for the East End what Rankin does for Edinburgh" (James Craig, author of the Inspector Carlyle series)
"RIP Nordic crime. Here come the Poles." (Emlyn Rees, author of Hunted and Wanted)
"Already an e-book sensation, Lipska's debut novel won't disappoint crime fiction fans… keeps the plot twists coming at every turn. The moment I started reading this exciting thriller, I felt that thrill - the thrill of discovering a new favourite author." (Mark Edwards, author of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid)
"It's not Anya Lipska's startling knowledge of police work that sets her apart: it's how cleverly she uses it to enhance the plot of this gripping thriller. A frighteningly good debut." (Chris Simms, author of The Edge and Hell's Fire)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-03-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited