Greyhound Literary

The Purgatory Poisoning

Agent : Julia Silk
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The Purgatory Poisoning
Publication date :
March 2023

'A fabulously funny celestial crime caper, full of wit, warmth and heart' Helen Lederer

Winner of the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Prize

How do you solve your own murder when you’re already dead?

Purgatory (noun): 1. Where the dead are sent to atone. 2. A place of suffering or torment. 3. A youth hostel where the occupants play Scrabble and the mattresses are paper thin.

When Dave wakes up in his own personal purgatory (St Ives Youth Hostel circa 1992), he’s shocked to discover he’s dead. And worse – he was murdered.

Heaven doesn’t know who did it so with the help of two rogue angels, Dave must uncover the truth.

As divine forces from both sides start to play the game, can Dave get out of this alive? Or at the very least, with his soul intact?