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The day of the Jack Russell

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The brilliant new novel by the master of murder and malevolence. Black Books meets Lead Balloon meets Gavin and Stacey in this hugely entertaining follow-up to MYSTERY MAN, from acclaimed author Bateman. The Small Shop Keeper With No Name is back. Hired to find the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on an aspiring insurance magnate's advertising hoarding, he soon finds himself up to his ears in intrigue and battling to solve murders which echo in the corridors of power. With MI5 getting involved and everyone on the hunt for a missing Jack Russell, can Our Man Behind the Counter stay alive as well as keep his world renowned but criminally ignored No Alibis mystery bookshop afloat?
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London : Headline Book Publishing : [distributor] Bookpoint : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA : [distributor] Trafalgar Square, 2009.
384 p. ; 24x16x4 cm.
Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK, CROSSMAHEART and WILD ABOUT HARRY. He lives in Ireland with his family.
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