Armadillo

Armadillo

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Paperback (26 Oct 2009) | English

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Synopsis

'Marvellously paced and ingeniously plotted. A real page-turner' Observer
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One winter morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by anyone's standards, and an ominous portent.

For Lorimer works in the only-slightly corrupt business of financial adjusting, and he is about to learn that it is much uglier - and even more crooked - than he ever imagined. Suddenly, he's being unfairly blamed for all kinds of irregularities. Next, his life is threatened. And, lastly, he's coming to realise that the life he has led till now - the one someone wants to rub out - is one big fat lie . . .

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'A joy to read: easy to get into, addictively plotted and beautifully written' Daily Mail

'A novel that is truly comic, and, like all true comedy, also disturbing' Scotsman

'A pleasure to read' Independent on Sunday

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The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141044187
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 272g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 25mm