Next of Kin

Next of Kin

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Aristocrat. Lover. Gambler. Murderer . . . It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy land-owning family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will. For Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: find GBP50,000 by Christmas - or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favour of his beautiful cousin Stella, it is time to prove just how cunning he can be . . . And Owen is nothing if not inventive - even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit. And for murder . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0718149955
  • 9780718149956

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of three novels, The Thief of Time, The Congress of Rough Riders and Crippen (nominated for the Sunday Independent/Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award), and a children's book, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize). His work has been translated into 10 languages. He lives with his partner in Dublin. Find out more about the author and his books at www.johnboyne.com.
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