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When Guy Fletcher scoffs at a feeble joke he overhears in his local pub, he finds himself, in quick succession, head-butted and struck by an idea. Is it possible to trace a joke all the way back to its original source? Guy’s meandering trail leads him to a Hungarian dentist, a hyperactive troop of Boy Scouts, a group of giggling grave-diggers, and a half-dozen undercover detectives. He’s also sure that he’s being followed by a sinister Englishman, Irishman, and Scotsman. He has an unfortunate encounter with a banana peel. And there’s a fly in his soup. Guy is on the verge of discovering something very unpleasant. Making jokes is no laughing matter.
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Anthony Horowitz is a TV screenwriter, with credits including the BAFTA-winning 'Foyle's War', 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Poirot'. He is also the author of a string of bestselling children's books, including the Alex Rider series. He lives in London.Review:
“There is a new slew of comic writing out...and the best is The Killing Joke. In the playful manner of Jasper Fforde, the plot goes right to the heart of comedy. Great fun.” —The Observer
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Book Description Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London, United Kingdom, 2005. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st British Paperback Edition, 3rd Ptg. Nice, unsold, unread first British paperback edition, 3rd printing of this story about what happens when Guy Fletcher tries to trace a joke back to its original source, by author of the Alex Rider spy series for young adults and TV screenwriter for Foyle's War and other British mystery series. Seller Inventory # 006509
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