Writers' Block

Writers' Block

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Latterly published as A Murder of Magpies. You know when you have one of those days at the office? You spill coffee on your keyboard, the finance director goes on an expenses rampage and then, before you know it, your favourite author is murdered. Don't you just hate when that happens? Introducing the much-anticipated debut novel by Judith Flanders, acclaimed author of the non-fiction bestsellers A Circle of Sisters and The Victorian House. Drawing on her past experience as editor at prestigious publishing houses, this pitch-perfect crime caper offers a witty, intelligent and entertaining glimpse into the publishing world. When Samantha Clair decides to publish journalist Kit Lovell's tell-all book on the death of fashion-designer Rodrigo Aleman, she can scarcely imagine the dangers ahead. Cue a rollercoaster ride into the dark realms of fashion, money-laundering and murder, armed with nothing but her e-reader and her trusty stock of sarcasm -show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 142 x 223 x 28mm | 412g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749015233
  • 9780749015237
  • 597,092

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"I had no idea that the publishing world could be so funny--and so dangerous. WRITER'S BLOCK reminds me of the comic crime novels of Donald E. Westlake, with its own humorous, deadly edge. Judith Flanders has created one of the most engaging main characters I've encountered in quite a while. Indeed, even the minor characters are memorable. I chuckled while I feared for their safety, and hope to meet them in another novel." David Morrell, bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art 'Mordantly funny' Philip Kerr 'This witty crime caper [ - ] is a delight from first page to last' Natasha Coopershow more

About Judith Flanders

JUDITH FLANDERS was born in London and brought up in Canada. She worked in publishing for various publishing houses for nearly twenty years. After this, she began to write and has written several books about the Victorians, including A Circle of Sisters which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and The Victorian House which was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year. She also writes about the arts, and is a regular contributor to publications including the Spectator, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Telegraph, TLS and theartsdeask.com.show more