book cover of The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
DENNIS DANVERS is the author of the acclaimed novels Circuit of Heaven, The Fourth World, End of Days, The Watch, Time and Time Again, and Wilderness.

WHILE SCOURING THE ATTIC of her literary hero and dissertation subject, Gene Sanders Wilkerson, grad student Genevieve Slidell comes upon five previously unknown Wilkerson novels. In a variety of genres and nothing like his previous work, Genevieve fears the stodgy world of Wilkerson scholarship won't understand them, and she claims them as her own, entering them in a batch of literary contests. Two win and two place.

SHE MAKES THE ROUNDS of genre conventions to accept her honors accompanied by Wilkerson's ghost Sandy who's taken with the idea of vicariously enjoying being famous again through her.

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIIMMINGLY for the pair until they get to Literature where the whole thing blows up, only to be resolved by a clever courtroom drama in which she pleads not insanity but metafiction. A bumper car ride through the crazy business of telling stories, The Perfect Stranger explores the complex relationship between the author and her work.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Crime Skein
(Knitorious Cozy Mystery, book 6)
Reagan Davis
thumb
Kill & Cure
(Varcy and Kendrick Mystery, book 1)
Steve Davison
thumb
Persecution of Lunacy
(Moses and Rock, book 3)
A D Davies
thumb
The Dead Call
(Tom Janssen, book 6)
J M Dalgliesh

Used availability for Dennis Danvers's The Perfect Stranger

Paperback Editions

September 2020 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Perfect Stranger
Author(s): Dennis Danvers
ISBN: 1-64540-272-X / 978-1-64540-272-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Perfect Stranger
Author(s): Dennis Danvers
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU