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Dirty Tricks (English, Spanish, Paperback, Reissue): Michael Dibdin
Dirty Tricks (English, Spanish, Paperback, Reissue): Michael Dibdin

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Dirty Tricks (English, Spanish, Paperback, Reissue)

Michael Dibdin

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Dibdin's fifth novel (The Tryst, 1990, etc.) combines sex and violence in hilarious and appalling ways as narrator Tim - a poor but well-educated language-school instructor - jockeys for position among the academics and the "right sort" at Oxford. Tim's affair with Karen begins at a dinner party - in the kitchen, while her husband Denny is pontificating at the dining-room table. As their lusty bouts heat up, the notion of dispatching Denny pops up - and soon he's clone away with on a drunken sail. In clue course, Tim and Karen marry, and Tim settles in to enjoy Denny's house, wife, and wealth. Then, however, Karen accepts Clive (Tim's archenemy) as her new lover, leaving Tim to moon over near-perfect Oxford woman Alison and to arrange a mishap for Karen, with Clive as the scapegoat. Will Tim get away with it? Almost, but his misreading of Alison's devotion leads to a comeuppance - of sorts. A jaunty, cynical sendup of the British class system, "perfect" marriages, and expediency as a personal leitmotif. A comedy about immorality that'll make you cringe. (Kirkus Reviews)
Karen and I on the sofa, Karen and I in the back seat of the BMW, Karen and I at the river, up the alley, down the garden, round the corner, in the pub. Our movements are furtive, frantic and compulsive. Our pleasures are brief and incomplete. Our frustrations are enormous. Because if you look closely at the background of every scene, you'll see Dennis. Dennis and Karen lead a pleasant life in North Oxford until the day one of their dinner guests seduces Karen in the kitchen, setting in motion a chain of events which will destroy the thin veneer of their respectability and lead to ruthless murder. Dirty Tricks is a brilliant thriller set in contemporary Oxford: a gripping story of sex, ambition and violence with a wickedly humorous twist. If you enjoyed Dirty Tricks you may also like A Rich Full Death, another crime novel by Michael Dibdin.


Imprint: Faber and Faber
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1998
Authors: Michael Dibdin
Dimensions: 177 x 111 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Mass Market
Pages: 256
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-16530-8
Barcode: 9780571165308
Languages: English • Spanish
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery > General
LSN: 0-571-16530-3

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