"No one is a policeman in a fight..."

While trying to apprehend a dangerous suspect, PC John Manners ends up in a life or death struggle, and the suspect ends up dead.

While suspended from duty and awaiting trial for manslaughter, even Manners is unsure whether he is innocent or guilty of killing Lee Andrew.

While interrogating his own past, his identity unravels...

Cut off from reality, he wanders the streets, an independent beat-officer on a one-man patrol.

Listening in on Holloway calls with a phone scanner, he hears voices planning to 'kill the bitch.'

Now his independent patrol has purpose: to prevent a murder.

Following shadowy clues in the killers' slang, he searches for 'the lamb' and 'the broken bridge.'

But each step he takes brings him closer to forces of destruction...

Manners is a powerful tale of good and evil, isolation and community - themes which interconnect like the crisscross streets of John Manners' north London odyssey.

Praise for Robert Newman



'Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit' - The Times

'Scalpel-sharp analysis ... very funny' - The Psychologist

'Hilarious ... delightfully eccentric ... skilfully done' - Nature


Robert Newman (born 7 July 1964) is a British stand-up comedian, author and political activist. In 1993 Newman and his then comedy partner David Baddiel became the first comedians to play and sell out the 12,000-seat Wembley Arena in London. In addition to comedy and writing, he has also worked as a paperboy in Whitwell, as a farmhand, warehouse-man, house-painter, teacher, mail sorter, social worker, mover, and broadcaster.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Manners
Author(s): Robert Newman
ISBN: 0-14-027584-3 / 978-0-14-027584-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Manners
Author(s): Robert Newman
ISBN: 0-241-13980-5 / 978-0-241-13980-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK