We’re kicking off our crime book club guest posts with someone whose book has already been picked! Matt Bendoris’s DM For Murder poses a question: What happens when you’ve had thousands of death threats online and someone shoots you? Well, it’s a dilemma an old-school police force must face, in a quality modern crime tale. Ten million Twitter followers, one killer. Where on earth do you begin?
Matt’s book has also been shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year at Bloody Scotland, and you can win a copy of it, along with some other excellent books, just by telling us your pick this month on the main blog! But first, let’s see Matt’s favourite…Choice: Dead Famous – Ben Elton
1. Book/author: Dead Famous – Ben Elton
2. Why it stands out to you: I love Elton’s social commentary in all his books and the forensic way he picks apart the me, me, me culture of modern day celebrity. On this occasion he centres on a murder that takes place in the Big Brother house. It is a classic whodunnit with a cop who plods through to the conclusion amongst a sea of eejits in pursuit of the killer.
3. For fans of: Crime with a difference.
4. Describe in 3 words: Entertaining crime thriller.
Remember, you can win Matt’s DM For Murder, plus Oh, Marina Girl and Falling Fast just by telling us about your favourite crime book over here.