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The butcher's ball
Mark Cohen
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Will Cloud, the laid-back Irish detective of Brass Monkeys, throws himself into another mystery while unwittingly wreaking havoc on world financial markets. The dead man is Roy Palloni, the ambitious deputy manager of one of Britain's most prestigious merchant banks, who has blown out his brains after gambling away the bank's entire fortune. Or has he? Toby Slaker, the investment manager, suspects there is more to the story and uncovers insalubrious links with Roy's celebrity clients. Will, with the help of Jezebel, the virtual woman who inhabits the bank's computer systems, reveals, quite literally, more than anyone bargained for

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Mark B. Cohen was raised in Glasgow. After attending Calderwood Lodge Primary School and the High School of Glasgow, he graduated with an honours degree in Interpreting and Translating from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He then spent two years as a parliamentary research assistant before moving to the City, where he is now a director at a merchant bank. He lives in North West London.

Like all good satire, it successfully bridges the gap between light-hearted fantasy and reality. Definitely more "Yes, Prime Minister" than "Private Eye", and all the more entertaining for that.'
Amber Cowan, The Times

An outrageously funny book, which stretches the truth into farce
Norma Major

A cracking first novel

A riot of laughs
The Herald

A comic novel ... A prescient piece of prose

A highly risqu account of sleaze and skulduggery in Whitehall and Westminster
Scotland on Sunday

Matthew Parris, The Times

[A] political-sexual furore of the most scandalous proportions. ... Murder, jealousy and a very excitable chimpanzee called Zoe all conspire to bring events to an explosive finale.'
Niki Austin, London Jewish News

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Merchant banks - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
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