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The Book Lover's Tale by Ivo Stourton
  

The Book Lover's Tale

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July 2012 eBook of the Month.

A dark, stimulating, amusing second novel from the author of The Night Climbers. Matt de Voy, failed writer, now recommends books to the super-rich client list of his interior designer girlfriend. Things take a radical shift when de Voy becomes obsessed by the wife of a new client and he must posses her. This can only be done, he decides, by murder. A vivid, violent and compelling read.

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Synopsis

The Book Lover's Tale by Ivo Stourton

He collects books: Interior designer for the rich and powerful, Matt de Voy lends his tasteful eye to the households of his wealthy female clients. He also advises on which books should adorn their shelves. His deep knowledge of literature becomes his sharpest tool of seduction. He collects women: Despite himself, Matt begins to fall in love with one of his most beautiful clients, Claudia. She is modest, clever and married. But is he a murderer? Matt's fixation on the unavailable Claudia threatens to drive him over the edge. Set at the cusp of the City of London's financial meltdown, The Book Lover's Tale opens a door into the extravagant world of the filthy rich, the smart and the debauched. This chilling encounter between old money and new, between the real world and the imagined, is also a moving portrayal of a confused hero's battle to know himself.


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A witty and well-observed tale of obsession and delusion, with a satirical smattering of snobbery Tatler Artful twists and social satire enjoyably merge with cheeky literary allusions Independent Smart, funny, and full of literary resonance Daily Mail All readers who love the book world will find stimulating amusement and argument here -- Jane Jakeman Independent


About the Author

Ivo Stourton was born in 1982 and works in the city of London. His debut novel, THE NIGHT CLIMBERS, a thriller about the secret club of students who scale the college walls of Cambridge, is currently being filmed by the young indie director, Marek Losey.

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Publication date

19th July 2012

Author

Ivo Stourton

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773874

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