Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Quercus
  • Quercus

Research

Philip Kerr

Write Review

Rated 0

Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Thriller / suspense, Espionage & spy thriller

Sam Houston, a bestselling thriller writer who farms many of his books out to a team of co-authors, wants to get back to his roots and write something himself again. But if the book-writing machine stops, many people stand to lose out, and Sam's extensive research has left him with some powerful secrets to keep...

If you want to write a murder mystery, you have to do some research...

In a luxury flat in Monaco, John Houston's supermodel wife lies in bed, a bullet in her skull.

Houston is the world's most successful novelist, the playboy head of a literary empire that produces far more books than he could ever actually write. Now the man who has invented hundreds of best-selling killings is wanted for a real murder and on the run from the police, his life transformed into something out of one of his books.

And in London, the ghostwriter who is really behind those books has some questions for him too...

Read More Read Less

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr has written over thirty books of which the best-known are the internationally renowned and bestselling Bernie Gunther series. The sixth book in the series, If the Dead Rise Not, won the CWA Historical Dagger. His other works include several standalone thrillers, non-fiction and an acclaimed series for younger readers, The Children of the Lamp. Philip died in March 2018, days before the publication of his 13th Bernie Gunther thriller, Greeks Bearing Gifts. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature shortly before his death.

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay