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A killer read from the author of Popcorn and Inconceivable

"Wry, fast and fiendishly clever" (The Times)

One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones.

Yet again the public gorges its voyeuristic appetite as another group of unknown and unremarkable people submit themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, House Arrest.
Everybody knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Who will crack first? Who will have sex with whom? Who will the public love and who will they hate? All the usual questions. And then, suddenly, there are some new ones.

Who is the murderer? How did he or she manage to kill under the constant gaze of the thirty television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?

Reviews

Big up to Ben Elton and respect, big time. Top, top book

Mail on Sunday

Wry, fast and fiendishly clever

The Times

A book with pace and wit, real tension, a dark background theme and a big on-screen climax

Independent

The perfect modern-day whodunit. A cracking read full of hilarious insights into the Big Brother phenomenon

Mirror

One of the best whodunits I have ever read...a funny, gripping, hugely entertaining thriller, but also a persuasive, dyspeptic account of the way we live now, with our insane, inane cult of the celebrity

Sunday Telegraph

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  • EBook

    9781448167524

    November 8, 2012

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

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    Ben Elton

    Paperback

    9780552999458

    July 1, 2002

    Black Swan

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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