In awe of his academic wife, patronised by her colleagues and living in constant fear that his editor might drop him in favour of the next new talent, struggling crime writer David Slavitt juggles house work and child care alongside plot twists and character development.

But as his wife grows increasingly distant and his agent insists that his new book needs more violence – a lot more violence – David is getting worried. He needs to do something if he is to save his career, and his marriage. But just how far is this most mild mannered of crime writers prepared to go? And who is the person really pulling the strings in this story? In this clever literary crime novel, there is more than one mystery to be solved.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHarvill Secker
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)978-1846556999
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2013

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