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Black Chalk

(2013)
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A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic result

It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and the dares more personal and more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round. Who knows better than your best friends what would break you? A gripping psychological thriller partly inspired by the author's own time at Oxford University, Black Chalk is perfect for fans of the high tension and expert pacing of The Secret History and The Bellwether Revivals. Christopher J. Yates' background in puzzle writing and setting can clearly be seen in the plotting of this clever, tricky book that will keep you guessing to the very end.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Christopher J Yates's Black Chalk

Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-84655-727-5 / 978-1-84655-727-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher Yates
ISBN: 1-250-07555-6 / 978-1-250-07555-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 0-09-958162-0 / 978-0-09-958162-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-84655-728-3 / 978-1-84655-728-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-4272-9930-7 / 978-1-4272-9930-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Picador
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September 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Chalk
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU