Murder Becomes Electra

A Love Story

Patrick Skene Catling

A comic novel with a host of bizarre but believeable characters, which darkly lampoons modern family life.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Somerville Press
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780995523982
Pages : 208
Stock Status : In stock


Satire at its funniest. Angelica, a pretty 9-year-old, has an ardent devotion to her father, who writes books for children. But what is a girl to do when a hostile stepmother threatens to interfere in that loving relationship? The answer leads to a nationally televised trial with unexpected consequences.

This funny tale from the hands of a master comedy writer features a host of bizarre but believable characters, including a teacher obsessed with sex education, overweight children given to violence, a tyrannical children's book editor, unscrupulous television producers, self-preening lawyers, and a judge who wallows in his own pomposity.