The Corpse with the Platinum Hair

By (author): Cathy Ace
ISBN 9781771510875
Softcover | Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Book Dimensions: 5.25 in x 8 in
240 Pages

About the Book

Winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery

A classic whodunit series in the tradition of Agatha Christie, featuring eccentric criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan.

With birthday celebrations in the cards, Cait Morgan and her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson, travel to Las Vegas. As they are about to finish dinner in the casino owners’ exclusive private dining room, Miss Shirley, a woman acknowledged as Queen of The Strip, is murdered. Security locks down the room. Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped in the luxurious restaurant for twelve deadly hours. The bodies pile up, the tension mounts, the list of suspects dwindles—and Cait knows she has to work out who the killer is because there’s no telling who might be next to die.

The fourth book in the beloved Cait Morgan series, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair travels to Sin City, where Welsh Canadian foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan comes up against her toughest mystery yet.

About the Author(s)

Born, raised and educated in Wales, Cathy Ace enjoyed a successful career in marketing and training across Europe for twenty years before migrating to Vancouver. The author of the bestselling Cait Morgan Mysteries, featuring a Welsh Canadian foodie criminologist sleuth, Cathy enjoys living the author's life on rural acreage where she and her husband are helped out in the garden by their two green-pawed chocolate Labradors.


The Corpse with the Platinum Hair is a classic-style (no CSI forensics available), yet modern day (brilliant use of an electronic shutdown) locked room whodunit. As we meet the trapped suspects and the deceased through the inquiry by Cait and her sidekick, readers will relish this wonderful investigation by the dynamic Canadian couple.” —Harriet Klausner, #1 Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer

“An intriguing premise … Traditionalists will enjoy this mystery that plays with classic mystery conventions while also celebrating everything that makes Las Vegas so unique.” —Kings River Life

“Strong story-telling and a fast paced ending.” —Don Graves, Canadian Mystery reviews

“Cathy Ace can be commended for sticking to a tried and tested formula of cosy crime in an exotic location, reminiscent of the Golden Age of crime fiction. The Corpse with the Platinum Hair offers a sympathetic amateur detective, a locked-room mystery, a small cast of colourful suspects, loving descriptions of food and drink, and a few red herrings thrown our way.” —Marina Sofia, CrimeFictionLover blog

“I’ve always loved locked-room mysteries, and this is a terrific one. A cast of characters (each of them with something to hide) marooned on the top floor of a swank Las Vegas casino with a corpse. A fun and suspenseful mystery.” —Rhys Bowen, New York Times, bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness Mysteries.