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A Private Moon by Peter Benson
  

A Private Moon

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A Private Moon by Peter Benson

Frank, a private eye in Brighton, is the perfect lodger: neat, quiet and solitary, a decent man leading an uneventful life. Then his neighbour announces she's pregnant, his landlady's budgie is strangled, his boss retires to a sauna, his client's wife is murdered, the client himself drowns, and his client's sister dies in a fall from a high cliff path. As Frank's world tightens into a circle of chaos and death, he seeks escape. But will this be the catalyst he needs, or just another step towards the total collapse of his life?

Reviews

'Benson delivers great lines in a glorious deadpan... Death itself is the real criminal in this tale, and the real mystery is how we reconcile ourselves to knowing that he will doubtless pull the big job on us one day'
The Sunday Telegraph

'Benson's ability to walk this tightrope, between cynicism and sentimentality, between the arbitrariness of death and the absolute value of life, is a measure of his admirable control'
The Times

About the Author

Peter Benson

Born in 1956, Peter Benson was educated in Ramsgate, Canterbury and Exeter. His first novel, The Levels, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. This was followed by A Lesser Dependency, winner of the Encore award, The Other Occupant, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award, and three more novels: Odo's Hanging, Riptide and A Private Moon. He has also published short stories, screenplays and poetry, and his work has been adapted for TV and radio and translated into many languages. He lives in Exeter with his wife.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th April 2012

Author

Peter Benson

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Author's Website

www.caldesi.com/

Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
230 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846881961

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