|Feet of Clay (1996) [Novel]|
by Terry Pratchett
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A murderer is stalking Discworld. A prowling perp who jauntily leaves behind corpses and strange-smelling tracks of curious white clay. A grim reaper who belongs to neither the Assassins' Guild not the Thieves' Guild. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Guard is determined to stop this unauthorized assassin - and to prove it, he has hired a Dwarf to help him. With the assistance of Corporal Cheery Littlebottom, Vimes and his men (and trolls, and such) can get to the, well, bottom of anything. But when Vimes unravels a living (and, in fact, complaining) Coat-of-Arms and finds an unexpected royal clue, he is faced with a new dilemma. Fighting crime is one thing. But what if winning means inflicting a new King on a city that does very well, thank you, with no King at all?
Original title: Feet of Clay
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Humorous