What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a 200-year-old Chronologist, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) and pizza have in common? Apparently not much – until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery and eating a lot of pizza – not to mention saving the human race from extinction along the way – at no extra charge. Cover art by Lionel Jeans.