Death Sentence

Death Sentence

Paperback Black Swan

By (author) Mikkel Birkegaard

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  • Publisher: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 25mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552776807
  • ISBN 13: 9780552776806
  • Sales rank: 568,589

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A murder committed on paper, safely within the confines of a novel, is one thing. To see that same crime in the real world, is something else entirely...Frank Fons is a very successful crime writer. His novels, famed for their visceral descriptions of violent death, have made him a household name. But now someone is copying his crimes. For Frank what once seemed a clever, intriguing plot twist, has suddenly become a terrifying, blood-spattered reality. In the novel, a redhead who was scared of water is drowned. In the mirror-image of the real world, she has become an ex-girlfriend chained and left to die at the bottom of the harbour. A corrupt police-officer tortured to death becomes a contact who dies with fear in his eyes. Someone is taking Franks' fiction and using it to destroy his life. The writer must become the detective. In fiction, the bad guy always gets caught, but in real life there is no such guarantee. Fear becomes real. The knife cut hurts like hell. Our narrator may not survive. No-one is promising you a happy ending. For Frank what had once been a game is now a matter of life and death.

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Mikkel Birkegaard lives in Copenhagen. He is also the author of The Library of Shadows . It was first published in his native Denmark where it was a national bestseller, and has now gone on to be published in seventeen languages.

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A murder committed on paper, safely within the confines of a novel, is one thing. To see that same crime in the real world, is something else entirely. . . Frank Føns is a very successful crime writer. His novels, famed for their visceral descriptions of violent death, have made him a household name. But now someone is copying his crimes. For Frank what once seemed a clever, intriguing plot twist, has suddenly become a terrifying, blood-spattered reality. Frank unwittingly swaps his role of writer for detetcive. he must find out who is using his fiction to destroy his life, and why. What had once been a game is now a matter of life and death. In fiction, the bad guy always gets caught, but in real life there is no such guarantee. Fear becomes real. The knife cut hurts like hell. Our narrator may not survive. And as Frank knows, no one is promising him a happy ending...