Meaty Beatty is a highly qualified and respected butcher but, when the new supermarket opens on the outskirts of town, she notices her profits starting to fall as her regular customers stop coming to visit her.
Beatty's fortunes are about to change, however, when, after a freakily fortuitous accident, she discovers a secret ingredient that gets her clientele clamouring for more. What they don't know is that the fancy flesh they are flocking to buy has a less than savoury history.
Can Libby, the girl next door, and Beatty's cat, Max, uncover the truth and prevent the horrific developments that are about to occur in Beatty's basement? Or will Meaty Beatty and her gentleman friend stoop to depths of disgustingness the likes of which have never been witnessed before?
This is the dark and demoralising tale of an ordinary working woman, driven to depravity and disgrace, by events totally within her control…
Exploring the darker side of people's interest in exotic species both for food and as pets, Meaty Beatty is a fun novel which aims to raise awareness in the middle grade age group of illegal animal trafficking and food sustainability, while promoting the work of charities such as the WWF and Traffic.