OUT NOW: Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney!

We’re overjoyed to be wishing Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney a very happy book birthday!

For fans of Gideon the Ninth and Hogfather, C.S.E. Cooney’s whimsical, tender and just-a-little-bit-bonkers debut is an exuberant and heartwarming love letter to life, death, and everything inbetween.

Nothing complicates life like Death.

Lanie Stones, the daughter of the Royal Assassin and Chief Executioner of Liriat, has never led a normal life. Born with a gift for necromancy and a literal allergy to violence, she was raised in isolation in the family’s crumbling mansion by her oldest friend, the ancient revenant Goody Graves.

When her parents are murdered, it falls on Lanie and her cheerfully psychotic sister Nita to settle their extensive debts or lose their ancestral home—and Goody with it. Appeals to Liriat’s ruler to protect them fall on indifferent ears… until she, too, is murdered, throwing the nation’s future into doubt.

Hunted by Liriat’s enemies, hounded by her family’s creditors and terrorised by the ghost of her great-grandfather, Lanie will need more than luck to get through the next few months—but when the goddess of Death is on your side, anything is possible.

“Saint Death’s Daughter is a tumultuous, swaggering, cackling story, a gorgeous citrus orchard with bones for roots. Miscellaneous Stones’ journey into adulthood and power, sorting knowledge from wisdom and vengeance from justice, has an ocean’s breadth and depth, its storms and sparkles and salt. Soaring with love and absolutely fizzing with tenderness and joy–I have never read anything so utterly alive.” — Amal El-Mohtar

“Wildly inventive” — Buzzfeed