A year ago, Eva Wylie was the biggest, meanest, ugliest female wrestler to disgrace a ring. Her name was on posters. People recognised her on the street. She was on her way to the top. But Eva's life is a game of snakes and ladders and now she's back at the bottom. Barred from the ring, she's reduced to guarding rich folks' cars and dreaming of yesterday's triumphs. With only her dogs for company and just a little booze to keep out the cold, life is bad enough to make a big woman angry - watch out. Musclebound picks up the story which the prize-winning Bucket Nut and Monkey Wrench began. It continues Eva's meteoric plummet through all the low life you could ever hope to meet - thieves, liars, wrestlers and Eva herself. She may not be ready to try for the heavyweight wrestling championship at the moment, but she's certainly a major contender for the most self-deluded narrator in modern English literature.
Liza Cody, one of Britain's most inventive contemporary writers, grew up in London. She studied painting at the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Royal Academy School. She has worked as a painter, furniture-maker, photographer and graphic designer. Her first novel, Dupe, won the John Creasey Prize for Crime Fiction. In 1992 she won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award for Bucket Nut which introduced Eva Wylie, the heroine of Monkey Wrench and the latest novel of the trilogy, Musclebound. She lives in Somerset.