A Light-hearted Look at Murder

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Chatto & Windus, 2007 - Doppelgängers - 313 pages
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What would you do if someone offered to pay you to impersonate Adolf Hitler at a corporate Christmas party? Just one of the moral dilemmas German post-grad Andreas Honig wrestles with when he lands a job as a lookalike to pay his way through his Oxbridge course. Before he knows it, Andreas has been swept into a crazy world where ordinary people make their living by pretending to be famous. And, despite his reservations, he is kept there by his adoration for Rose, booking agent supreme and possibly the tallest woman in England. As Rose struggles to make light of her 'deformity' and the Hitler act becomes dangerously successful, the cracks begin to show for all the members of the Beware Imitations Agency, with terrible consequences. This could be the end of the story were it not for the curiosity, ten years later, of a young woman who makes it her business to find out exactly why Andreas Honig is in prison.

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'Mark Watson is one of the UK's most talked-about stand-up comedians. He has won and been nominated for many awards, most recently Time Out Critics Choice (2006), the if.comeddies Panel Prize for the Edinburgh Fringe (2006), Barry Award for Outstanding Show at the Melbourne Festival (2006), Times/South Bank Breakthrough Award (2006) and Perrier Best Newcomer Award (2005). His Radio 4 series 'Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better' aired in Spring 2007. Mark is renowed in comedy circles for having performed three marathon stand-up shows - lasting 24, 33, and 36 hours. His fiction debut, Bullet Points, was published in 2004: 'simply a great novel, full stop.' (Matt Thorne)

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