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Category: humourous
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group, published
ISBN: 9781841495040, Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 4 Sep 2008
ISBN: B002TXZSN0, Kindle edition, 356 pages

Book synopsis (The back of the book says)

It touches all our lives; our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it. Until, that is, he met Jane, a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly. It's not long before Frank and Jane find themselves face to face with the greatest enigma of our times: When is a door not a door? When it's a mousetrap.

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What critics have said

`Inventively entertaining ...make you both laugh out loud and stop and think'

`Tom Holt's comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader's book collection'

`Highly amusing ... Eloquently snarky prose' Publishers Weekly 'Holt's quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy'

`Funny and intriguingly complex - a difficult juggling act that Holt carries off with aplomb'

Quotes from The Better Mousetrap

Just when you've squared up to the solemn realisation that life is a bitch, it turns round and does something nice, just to confuse you.

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`Will they be all right?' Hildy asked doubtfully. `They don't seem very practical to me.'
 The King nodded. `I should think so,' he said. `Take Angantyr Asmundarson, for instance. To join the muster at Melvich, he marched all night from Brough Head to Burwick - that's right across two msin islands of Orkney - and since there was no boat available he swam over from Burwick to the mainland, in the middle of a storm. Then he ran all the way from Duncansby Head to Melvich, on the morning before the battle, and still fought in the front rank against the stone-rolls of Finnmark. Complaining bitterly about his wet clothes and how he was going to catch his death pneumonia, of course, but that's just his way.' He paused, and contemplated his fingernails for a moment.
 `Put like that, I suppose, it rather proves your point. Only a complete idiot would have gone to so much trouble to get involved in a battle.
 Come on,' he said briskly, `it's time we were going.'
(Tom Holt, "Who's Afraid of Beowulf?")
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