Fiction Shaw, Simon The Company of Knaves

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The Company of Knaves

 
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Actor-murderer Philip Fletcher is thrown into a jealous rage when he hears that his most hated rival is up for a knighthood, Fletcher wants one too, but is he prepared to go as for as blackmail, or even murder – again…?

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Philip Fletcher, actor-murderer, is thrown into a jealous rage when he hears that his most hated rival is up for a knighthood. Fletcher desperately wants one too but can't immediately see how to go about it.

The death of a gossipy fellow actor and the subsequent threat of scandal to his family and colleagues opens up a tantalising possibility for Fletcher: he could always blackmail his way to a knighthood. Such a course, though, is perilous, involving undercover penetration of an S & M night-club. Is Fletcher up to the job? To what lengths will ambition take him? And is murder on the agenda – yet again?

A hilarious, satirical and very black novel from highly acclaimed young author Simon Shaw.

‘…the funniest crime fiction on this side of the Atlantic’
MARCEL BERLINS, 'The Times'

‘Shaw…is a dab hand at backstage bitchiness’
CHRISTOPHER HIRST, 'Financial Times'

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Simon Shaw studied at Cambridge University and has since been working as an actor. He has written six previous Philip Fletcher novels. He lives in London.

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