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  • Published: 16 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761048838
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Either Side of Midnight

An electrifying thriller from the author of the bestselling Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone. One million viewers witness a popular TV presenter commit suicide live on air – so why is his twin brother convinced it was murder?

How can it be murder when the victim pulled the trigger?

At 9.01 pm, TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Midnight Tonight. He seems nervous and the crew are convinced he’s about to propose to his girlfriend live on air.

Instead, he pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head.

Sam’s grief-stricken twin Harry believes his brother was murdered. But how can that be, when millions watched Sam pull the trigger?

Only Jack Quick, a disgraced television producer, is desperate enough to take Harry’s money to investigate.

But as Jack starts digging, he uncovers a mystery more complex than he first assumed. And if he’s not careful, he'll find out first-hand that there’s more than one way to kill someone . . .

Shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback
'Either Side of Midnight is a gripping, gritty thriller with an ingeniously shocking premise and twists and turns you’ll never see coming!' Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of Big Little Lies

'An exceptional new talent' Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry

'A complex and hugely original page-turner. Stevenson has officially made my auto-buy-author list.' Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Childh
'A gripping thriller.' Who Weekly

  • Published: 16 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761048838
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Benjamin Stevenson

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and his second novel, Either Side of Midnight, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback.

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, his third novel, was a huge bestseller and has so far been sold in twenty-seven territories around the world. It will soon be adapted into a major HBO TV series. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year 2022, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2023 and BookPeople's Fiction Book of the Year 2023, as well as being named as one of The Sunday Times's best crime novels of 2022.

His new novel, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect, was released in October.

Benjamin has sold out live shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel.

Instagram: @stevensonexperience

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Awards & recognition

International Thriller Awards

Nominated  •  2021  •  Best Original Paperback Novel

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