Winner of the ‘Comedy Women in Print Prize’, this hilarious crime novel brings a grounded fantasy element to the cosy crime genre, with shades of GHOSTS and THE GOOD PLACE.
How do you solve your own murder when you’re already dead?
1. Where the dead are sent to atone.
2. A place of suffering or torment.
3. A youth hostel where the occupants play Scrabble and the mattresses are paper thin.
When Dave wakes up in his own personal purgatory (St Ives Youth Hostel circa 1992), he’s shocked to discover he’s dead. And worse – he was murdered.
Heaven doesn’t know who did it, so, with the help of two rogue angels, Dave must uncover the truth.
As divine forces from both sides start to play the game, can Dave get out of this alive? Or at the very least, with his soul intact?
Rebecca Rogers grew up in Birmingham, UK on a diet of Blackadder and Monty Python. For a long time, she thought Michael Palin was her uncle (he’s not). Now a civil servant by day and writer by night, she’s a proud mum to two grown up boys and lives in the glorious south west of England.
The Purgatory Poisoning is her first novel and won the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Prize 2021.