This is a brilliant noir farce, a dystopian vision and the story of an obsession.
Michael is a lonely, rather pathetic writer, obsessed by the film, 'What A Carve Up!' in which a mad knifeman cuts his way through the inhabitants of a decrepit stately pile as the thunder rages.
Inexplicably, Michael is commissioned to write the family history of the Winshaws, an upper class Yorkshire clan whose members have a finger in every establishment pie.
But as a murderous maniac stalks the family, Michael realizes that his favourite film is coming true.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/06/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241967799