Crime fi ction obsessive Martin Reed is the proverbial butt ofeveryones jokes. Working as a glorifi ed accountant at SouthernToilet Supply and still living with his cantankerous mother, he hasbecome resigned to the world in which he lives – the school bulliesnow pick on him in the workplace, women still spurn him and hisarch enemy is now his supervisor. But then he arrives at work onemorning to fi nd the police on site. A co-worker has been brutallymurdered and her body abandoned in a ditch. And the overwhelmingevidence points to Martin – especially when he cant or wont admitthat he has an alibi.