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A Light-hearted Look at Murder

(2007)
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Beware Imitations! Mark Watson walks the tightrope of good taste in this deviously brilliant spoof of the seamier side of the 'entertainment industry'. Rose and Andreas make an exceedingly odd couple in 1980s Cambridge: she is the fifth tallest woman in Britain and he is a penniless post-grad from Germany. But together they set up a lookalike agency with bizarre, and ultimately fatal, results. Twenty years on, and Andreas is in prison. His days aren't improved by the humdrum letters he receives from his 'pen-pal' Alexandra, a young woman determined to do good works. To keep her at bay, Andreas sends her an untranslated memoir by 'A.H.'. It's not long before Alex's flatmate dusts down his rusty German and the pair find themselves in a netherworld of off-colour 'celebrity' performances, and on the trail of some seriously dangerous lookalikes.

Genre: General Fiction

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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Light-hearted Look at Murder
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 0-09-946086-6 / 978-0-09-946086-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Light-hearted Look at Murder
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 0-7011-7610-5 / 978-0-7011-7610-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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