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Murder on Page One by Ian Simpson
  

Murder on Page One

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This well-crafted, pacey, humorous whodunit from ex-judge Ian Simpson is an highly enjoyable read. A previous book of his was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association and if you are fan of Christopher Brookmyre, P.G. Wodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd then we definitely recommend you download the free Opening Extract…

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Murder on Page One by Ian Simpson

A serial killer is targeting London literary agents...Led by the old-fashioned and slobbish 'Inspector No' and aided by crime author Lavinia Lenehan, DS Flick Fortune and DC Bagawath Chandavarkar ('Baggo') narrow down their suspects, all entrants in the Debut Dagger crime writing competition. As the detectives work through their bizarre list of wannabe authors, literary agents continue to meet grisly ends. Sinister Russians and a Polish prostitute muddy the waters. As Baggo, who has fallen for one of the suspects, is left behind in London, he makes progress on his own. The other characters have gathered at a writers' retreat in Pitlochry. The body count continues to rise as the story reaches its climax at an historic beauty spot, The Soldier's Leap...Ian Simpson is inspired by a number of authors, including PG Wodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd. His writing style is comparable to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder on Page One is a pacey whodunit with a dash of humour that will appeal to crime fiction fans.

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'Ian Simpson is a real find. Murder on Page One is a beautifully crafted, gripping piece of crime fiction that holds the attention from page one until the very end. This book will certainly be welcomed by the very many readers who enjoy the twists and turns of a first-class plot.' -- Alexander McCall Smith

About the Author

Ian Simpson

Since retiring from a law career which included sitting as a judge in High Court murder trials, Ian Simpson has been writing crime fiction. In 2008, one of his books was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association. He has also written newspaper articles on legal topics.

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Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Ian Simpson

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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781780880624

Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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