Countdown to a Killing (Paperback)Tom Vaughan MacAulay (author)
Wen Li, an anxious young woman who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, is tormented by an incessant fear that she might have homicidal impulses. Wen falls for her self-absorbed colleague, Lomax Clipper, who is writing a whodunnit in his spare time. Lomax is pining for Italy and a Sicilian woman he met while on secondment, despite his recurring nightmare about someone being killed on a picturesque street in Palermo. Wen and Lomax both loathe their boss, Julian Pickering, who, unbeknown to them, is struggling... as is Fifi de Angelis, a vulnerable man who has been ostracised by his family. Packed with humour, heartache and suspense, this contemporary take on the epistolary novel interweaves the different perspectives of characters whose lives become increasingly entangled.
Publisher: RedDoor Press
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
You may also be interested in...
“A fascinating modern epistolary novel”
I'll admit that I had expected more of a mystery or crime-thriller, based upon the title and blurb of Countdown To A Killing. It could perhaps be better described as literary / contemporary fiction, a building... More
“Creative story telling”
Lomax Clipper returns to his job as scrivener notary at the London firm of Curtain & Curtain after an amazing six-month secondment Italy. During this time, he had fallen hopelessly in love with the beautiful and... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?