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  • Published: 8 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448167524
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Dead Famous

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?

  • Published: 8 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448167524
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s multi-award winning career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past thirty-five years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he was co-writer of TV hits The Young Ones and Blackadder and sole creator of The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow. He has written fifteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, DeadFamous, HighSociety, TwoBrothers and Time and Time Again, three West End plays and three musicals, including global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written and directed two feature films, Maybe Baby and Three Summers.

He is married and has three children.

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Praise for Dead Famous

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


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


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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