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By Christopher Fowler

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'Will have the inevitable impact of sending readers looking for those fascinating misplaced names' Barry Forshaw

Absence does not make the guts develop fonder. It makes humans imagine you are dead.

So starts Christopher Fowler's foray into the again catalogues and backstories of ninety nine authors who, as soon as highly renowned, have all yet disappeared from our shelves.

Whether male or woman, family or overseas, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no writer, it kind of feels, can ever be absolutely immune from the destiny of being forgotten. And Fowler, in addition to remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they typically stopped writing or disappeared from the general public eye.

These ninety nine trips are punctuated by way of 12 brief essays approximately light once-favourites: together with the now-vanished novels Walt Disney delivered to the reveal, the modern opponents of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who didn't stand the try of time, and the ladies who brought us to mental suspense many many years sooner than it conquered the world.

This is a e-book approximately books and their authors. it really is for booklet enthusiasts, and is written by way of person who couldn't be a extra enthusiastic, enlightening and exciting guide.

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