“Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead.” So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen and the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time.
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by Christopher Fowler
by Sarah Hilary, Martyn Waites, Christopher Fowler, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Paul Finch, Val McDermid, A.K. Benedict, James Oswald, Alex Gray, Jeffery Deaver, Fiona Cummins, John Connolly, Louise Jensen, Dean Koontz, Various, Steph Broadribb, Mark Billingham, Joe R. Lansdale
"99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books and their unforgettable stories. From multi award-winning novelist Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant & May mysteries.
“Christopher Fowler's cherishable book is as quirky and mesmerising as one of his novels.” FINANCIAL TIMES
“A joyous saunter through the lives and words of yesterday's big names. Readers will love this fascinating book.” CATHY RENTZENBRINK"
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