Thraxas at the Races by Martin Scott

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It's a bad day for Thraxas when he's fined in court, then threatened by two old enemies – Rittius, head of Palace Security, and Glixius Dragon killer, a very unfriendly sorcerer. Thraxas is hired by his old army commander to locate a missing painting but everything goes wrong when the commander ends up dead. Thraxas finds himself embroiled in a murder enquiry when really all he wants to be doing is gambling at the chariot races. At the stadium, Thraxas and Makri are obliged to assist an Orc lord when his chariot is sabotaged, and helping an Orc lord does nothing for their reputation. Turai plunges into despair as the unending rain threatens to wash the city away. With the climate, the authorities and a cunning murderer all ranged against him, can Thraxas solve his case, and, just as importantly, emerge from the chariot races with a healthy profit? This is a new edition, with an introduction by the author.

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Martin Scott is the pseudonym under which Martin Millar writes his humorous fantasy adventures about Thraxas the sybaritic overweight private eye and man of action in a fantasy world of elves, Orcs, and mean streets. There are six Thraxas novels in print, with a seventh soon to be published, and "The Guardian" has praised the series as ablindingly funny, deeply subversive, a while "SFX" calls Thraxas aa pulp fiction hero par excellence.a Martin Millar, under his own name, has written several mainstream novels, such as, "The Good Fairies of New York", "Love and Peace with Melody Paradise", and his newest novel, "Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me", which "The Guardian" called abrillianta and the London "Times" praised as one of the few agreat rock novels.a Millar has been compared to Kurt Vonnegut and Armistead Maupin, and "The Edinburgh Times" calls him aone of Britain's most gifted underground writers.a Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he lives in London, England in a flat filled with videos of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Published June 3, 1999 by BookBaby. 174 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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