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Jul 05, 2012
| ISBN 9781101578957
Jul 05, 2012
| 666 Minutes
Jul 05, 2012 | ISBN 9781101578957
Jul 05, 2012 | ISBN 9781101564240
An Edgar(R) Award Nominee for Best NovelJesse Kellerman—the international bestselling author of The Executor and The Genius—brings his prodigious talent to bear on a topic he knows well in this hilarious and surprising spin on the modern blockbuster thriller novel.
Missing for months after a tragic boating accident, William de Vallée, the superstar thriller writer, is pronounced dead. His oldest friend, Arthur Pfefferkorn, receives the news with an unsettling mix of grief and envy. A middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations, Pfefferkorn can’t help but feel outshone by his friend’s success—especially since he married the woman Pfefferkorn loved.
But now Bill is gone, and Pfefferkorn is there to comfort Carlotta in her time of grief. Reconnecting with de Vallée’s widow makes more than one of his dreams come true . . . until it plunges him into a shadowy world of intrigue and double crosses, where no one can be trusted—and nothing can be taken seriously.
Arthur Pfefferkorn is a has-been, or perhaps a never-was: a middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, bestselling thriller writer William de VallÃ¨e, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de VallÃ¨e not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved.Pfefferkornâ€™s decision to reconnect with de VallÃ¨eâ€™s widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of double crosses and intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted–and nothing can be taken seriously.
Jesse Kellerman won the Princess Grace Award for best young American playwright and is the author of Sunstroke, Trouble (nominated for the ITW Thriller Award for Best Novel), The Genius (winner of the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle), The Executor, and Potboiler (nominated for the Edgar Award for Best… More about Jesse Kellerman
“Very funny—and insightful.”—Booklist
“Truly funny observations about publishing, what merits good writing, and the excesses of the thriller genre.”—Library Journal
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