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The Plotters

(2018)
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"[A] powerhouse of a novel.... It reads as if Haruki Murakami rewrote The Day of the Jackal." (Locus Magazine)

"Editor's Choice" New York Times Book Review

"The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019" CrimeReads

"Most Anticipated Books of 2019" Lit Hub

"This Winter's Best Thrillers" Chicago Review of Books

"Best Books of the Year" Apple

A fantastical crime novel set in an alternate Seoul where assassination guilds compete for market dominance.

Behind every assassination, there is an anonymous mastermind - a plotter - working in the shadows. Plotters quietly dictate the moves of the city's most dangerous criminals, but their existence is little more than legend. Just who are the plotters? And more important, what do they want?

Reseng is an assassin. Raised by a cantankerous killer named Old Raccoon in the crime headquarters "The Library", Reseng never questioned anything: where to go, who to kill, or why his home was filled with books that no one ever read. But one day, Reseng steps out of line on a job, toppling a set of carefully calibrated plans. And when he uncovers an extraordinary scheme set into motion by an eccentric trio of young women - a convenience store clerk, her wheelchair-bound sister, and a cross-eyed librarian - Reseng will have to decide if he will remain a pawn or finally take control of the plot.

Crackling with action and filled with unforgettable characters, The Plotters is a deeply entertaining thriller that soars with the soul, wit, and lyricism of real literary craft.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In a terrifying, not unimaginable dystopian Seoul, guilds, plotters and assassins jostle for supremacy . . . Violent, clever and funny, I loved it!" - M W Craven

"A work of literary genius; a quirky, compelling, intelligent, darkly funny, highly original and thought-provoking thriller like nothing I've read." - Karen Dionne

"Kill Bill meets Murakami. Twisted and surreal, The Plotters is one of those rare books that will haunt you long after you've finished it. The writing is smooth, unhurried and often profound, even as it draws you deeper into the gruesome underworld of skilled contract killers. Chillingly, the violence is almost exquisite, a bloody art form." - D B John

"Imagine a mash-up of Tarantino and Camus set in contemporary Seoul, and you have The Plotters. Filled with unexpected humour and exquisite fight scenes." - Louisa Luna

"A truly incredible and unique thriller, unlike anything I have read before." - Khurrum Rahman


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Plotters
Author(s): Un-su Kim
ISBN: 0-00-831576-0 / 978-0-00-831576-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
Author(s): Un-su Kim
ISBN: 0-385-54438-3 / 978-0-385-54438-2 (USA edition)
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December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-525-56480-2 / 978-0-525-56480-5 (USA edition)
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December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Plotters
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Plotters
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Plotters
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ISBN: 0-00-831577-9 / 978-0-00-831577-1 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
Author(s): Un-su Kim
ISBN: 0-7352-7676-5 / 978-0-7352-7676-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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July 2018 : Australia Paperback
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ISBN: 1-925603-76-8 / 978-1-925603-76-7 (Australia edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
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November 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Plotters
Author(s): Kim Un-su
ISBN: 1-4894-6419-0 / 978-1-4894-6419-4 (Australia edition)
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November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters
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Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plotters
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Plotters: The hottest new crime thriller you'll read this year
Author(s): Un-su Kim
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
Author(s): Un-su Kim
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January 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Plotters: A Novel
Author(s): Un-su Kim
Publisher: Random House Canada
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July 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Plotters
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