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The House of Fame

(2016)
(The third book in the D.C. Belsey series)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the acclaimed The Hollow Man and Deep Shelter, comes the third installment featuring the shrewd, cynical, and brilliant London detective, Nick Belsey, whose investigation into a child’s disappearance pulls him into the hedonistic orbit of a young, hot celebrity actress/musician and the dark world lurking underneath its glamorous exterior.

Twenty-seven, rich and beautiful, Amber Knight is living everyone’s dream. Her music career is established, her acting career is taking off, and she has a lifestyle fit for the top of the A-List.

So why has she started acting so strangely?

At least, that’s how it seems to Nick Belsey. A less celebrated resident of North London, Belsey’s decade-long career at Hampstead CID is coming to an abrupt end, but he still can’t seem to kick his habit of getting into serious trouble. When he’s asked by a desperate mother to help find her only son, Belsey has to infiltrate Amber’s glittering world. The seedy underside to her seemingly perfect life—a realm of excess, obsession, lust, and greed—doesn’t surprise him. What does is the blood trail that leads directly to Amber.

As one twisted crime is followed by another, Belsey finds himself chasing even more answers than when he started out. And when the stakes are raised dangerously high, Belsey’s own survival is at stake. It may be too late to save his reputation but he’s not ready to die just yet—and especially not at the hands of a celebrity.

“Harris has a terrific sense of place, hurtling between the wealthiest and most-run-down areas of London. But the cleverest thing about his third Belsey novel is the way the plot unfolds in a chilling and totally unexpected direction.”—Sunday Times (London)

 

 

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A pitch-perfect portrait of contemporary London." - Val McDermid


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Used availability for Oliver Harris's The House of Fame

Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House of Fame: Nick Belsey Book 3 (Nick Belsey 3)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
ISBN: 0-224-10187-0 / 978-0-224-10187-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Fame (A Nick Belsey Novel)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
ISBN: 0-349-14382-X / 978-0-349-14382-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Fame: Nick Belsey Book 3 (Nick Belsey 3)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
ISBN: 0-09-959799-3 / 978-0-09-959799-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Fame: A Novel (Detective Nick Belsey Series)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
ISBN: 0-06-240515-2 / 978-0-06-240515-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The House Of Fame
Author(s): Oliver Harris
ISBN: 1-78433-753-6 / 978-1-78433-753-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Fame (A Nick Belsey Novel Book 3)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Fame: A Novel (Detective Nick Belsey Series Book 3)
Author(s): Oliver Harris
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon