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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group, published 1 July 2009
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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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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