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About the Author

Livia Day fell in love with crime fiction at an early age.  Her first heroes were Miss Jane Marple and Mrs Emma Peel, and not a lot has changed since then. She has added Lois Lane, Stephanie Plum and Veronica Mars to the list, though!

She has lived in Hobart, Tasmania for most of her life, and now spends far too much time planning which picturesque tourist spot will get the next fictional corpse.

Livia’s first crime novel, A TRIFLE DEAD, will be released by Twelfth Planet Press in February 2013.  You can pre-order it now, directly from the publisher.

Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

When a dead muso is found in the flat upstairs, Tabitha does her best (honestly) not to interfere with the investigation, despite the cute Scottish blogger who keeps angling for her help. Her superpower is gossip, not solving murder mysteries, and those are totally not the same thing, right?

But as that strange death turns into a string of random crimes across the city of Hobart, Tabitha can’t shake the unsettling feeling that maybe, for once, it really is ALL ABOUT HER.

And maybe she’s figured out the deadly truth a trifle late…

A Trifle Dead by Livia Day

Paperback • 300pp • RRP $19.95
ISBN 978-0-9872162-9-8
Coming in 2013

Livia also writes in other genres as Tansy Rayner Roberts. You can find her at her blog Stitching Words, on Twitter as @liviadaysleuth and @tansyrr, and on Tumblr at Tabitha Darling’s Bedroom Floor.