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If you want to write a murder mystery, you have to do some research…

In a luxury flat in Monaco, John Houston’s supermodel wife lies in bed, a bullet in her skull.

Houston is the world’s most successful novelist, the playboy head of a literary empire that produces far more books than he could ever actually write. Now the man who has invented hundreds of best-selling killings is wanted for a real murder and on the run from the police, his life transformed into something out of one of his books.

And in London, the ghostwriter who is really behind those books has some questions for him too…

Reviews

'A quirky Hitchcockian fable that pokes savage fun at publishers, the book trade and the business of authorship' Andrew Taylor, Spectator Books of the Year.
Spectator
'This clever thriller is packed with sardonic one-liners and ribald humour' Sunday Mirror.
Sunday Mirror
A quirky Hitchcockian fable that pokes savage fun at publishers, the book trade and the business of authorship
Spectator
This clever thriller is packed with sardonic one-liners and ribald humour
Sunday Mirror