Murder by the Book (Hardcover)

By Eric Brown

Creme de La Crime, 9781780290515, 218pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013



London, 1955. When crime writer Donald Langham's literary agent asks for his help in sorting out a delicate matter, little does Langham realize what he's getting himself into. For a nasty case of blackmail leads inexorably to murder as London's literary establishment is rocked by a series of increasingly bizarre deaths. With three members of the London Crime Writers Association coming to sudden and violent ends, what at first appeared to be a series of suicides looks suspiciously like murder and there seems to be something horribly familiar about the various methods of despatch.
With the help of his literary agent's assistant, the delectable Maria Dupre, Langham finds himself drawing on the skills of his fictional detective hero as he hunts a ruthless and fiendishly clever killer a killer with old scores to settle.

About the Author

Twice winner of the British Science Fiction Award, Eric Brown is the author of more than twenty SF novels and several short story collections. Murder by the Book marks his crime writing debut. Born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, he now lives in Scotland.