Dirty tricks

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Summmit Books, 1991 - Fiction - 241 pages
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A comedy of manners, a mystery thriller, and a sardonic satire whose deliciously unscrupulous narrator claims that everything he did regarding his victims was "market-led," Dirty Tricks is pure entertainment from one of the most inventive writers around. When the nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with Karen, a seemingly vapid P.E. teacher married to a boring accountant, he does not know her fetish is for adultery while her husband is in the room or loitering nearby. But once he finds out, he doesn't care. He has been abroad for twenty years, and since his return to merry old England he's been startlingly uninhibited by morals or a conscience. Which is not only why he eventually gets involved with blackmail, a kidnapping, and two murders, but also how, with hilariously syllogistic logic, he's able to justify his role in all of it.

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I can't seem to put less than one star and since I didn't get past page 37, I shouldn't have to rate it at all. From the first page, I disliked the narrator. And on page 37 there was a sentence so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

This book was referred to me by a friend. Not my style at all. Mostly irritated while reading it. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Michael Dibdin is the author of thirteen previous novels. A native of England, he now lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, the mystery writer Katherine Beck.

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