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Masters of Crime: David Baldacci and Simon Mayo

Join Simon Mayo and David Baldacci online as they talk about Knife Edge and A Gambling Man with Joe Haddow.

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Wednesday 14th April, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

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About the Event

Join Simon Mayo and David Baldacci online as they talk about Knife Edge and A Gambling Man with Joe Haddow.

Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world's bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.

A lucky roll of the dice

California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises - because Archer isn't the only one with a secretive past.

A risk worth taking

Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims.

All bets are off

As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she's a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

Pulsating and breathlessly paced, Simon Mayo’s addictive thriller sees the investigations team of a news agency wiped out and a lone journalist determined to discover what secrets they were about to unearth. Unbearably tense and deftly constructed, Knife Edge is scintillating reading. 

You never know where danger may come from...

6.45am. A sweltering London rush hour. And in the last 27 minutes, seven people have been murdered.

In a series of coordinated attacks, seven men and women across London have been targeted. For journalist Famie Madden, the horror unfolds as she arrives for the morning shift.

The victims have one thing in common: they make up the investigations team at the news agency where Famie works. The question everyone's asking: what were they working on that could prompt such brutal devastation?

As Famie starts to receive mysterious messages, she must find out whether she is being warned of the next attack, or being told that she will be the next victim...

About the Book

Knife Edge
Knife Edge

Simon Mayo

Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Publication date:20 Aug 2020

ISBN:9780857526595

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"Best known as a radio presenter, Simon Mayo is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the thriller world too"
The Times

'The best kind of thriller - step by all-too-plausible step we're sucked into frantic, breathless action ... For journalist Famie Madden, the horror unfolds as she arrives for the morning shift. The victims have one thing in common: they make up the investigations team at the news agency where Famie works.