As if it weren't
bad enough being a failed romance writer, poor Fiona
Silk has to cope with the spectacularly embarrassing
demise of her old lover, the poet, Benedict Kelly in her
four-poster bed. It's exactly the sort of thing people
notice in St. Aubaine, Quebec, a picturesque bilingual
tourist town of two thousand. Now the police start
getting nasty, the media vans stay parked on her lawn
and the neighbours' tongues keep wagging in both
official languages. Worse, someone's bumping off the
other suspects. Can Fiona outwit a murderer in the mood
for some serious mischief?
Lament for a Lounge Lizard was short-listed for the
Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best
novel in 2003.