Bodyguarding had never made it to Manchester PI Kate Brannigan's wish list. But somebody's got to pay the bills at Brannigan & Co. and if the only earner on offer is playing nursemaid to a paranoid soap star, the fast-talking compter-loving white-collar-crime expert has to swallow her pride and slip into something more glam than her Thai-boxing kit.
Soon. however offstage dramas overshadow the fictional storylines culminating in the unscripted murder of the self-styled ' Seer to the Stars'. and Kate finds herself with more questions than answers. What's more, her tame hacker has found virtual love, her process server keeps getting arrested, and the ever-reliable Dennis has had the temerity to get himself charged with murder.
Nobody told her there d be clays like these ...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: On of the better Brannigans, August 10, 2000 Reviewer: bj–rn jonsson from falun, dalarna sweden Having read Mermaid Singing, I was disappointed when I read my first Brannigan, Kickback. In Star Struck however, the characters come out more clearly, to form everyday persons with everyday feelings. One can almost feel what Brannigan feels, see what she sees. The plot is a simple one, which all the more makes it worth reading, not endless lists of characters and events. Just what I want for a rainy day, something to get me interested and intrigued. In this book, the end could be guessed, which is one of the essentials of crime stories, that you can actually be ahead of the sleuth, which Mc Dermid's shown in this novel. When I need a good, short crime story I go for a Mc Dermid!