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DM For Murder


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Ten million Twitter followers. One killer. Bryce Horrigan, a Brit made good in America, makes a living rubbing people up the wrong way. He revels in antagonising guests on his TV talk show, and the thousands of death threats he’s received on Twitter are a badge of honour. But when the controversial TV host is shot dead, it leaves the authorities with one hell of a dilemma. After all, where do you start investigating millions of suspects? Detective Sorrell has to separate the keyboard warriors from the real killer… who begins tweeting cryptic clues. As the investigation and media storm build, Sorrell discovers a British journalist from Horrigan’s past may hold the key…

Prizes and awards

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year


'“Tracking their quarry through Glasgow'’s mean streets like a dysfunctional Holmes and Watson, Presley and Lavender must surely be the hottest contenders for Scotland’s next big TV crime series...”' - Alex Norton, star of Taggart

'With plotting tight as a tweet, yet funny enough to have me LMAO, this fast-paced read will generate hordes of followers.”' - Douglas Skelton

"Riveting." - Peter May

'A lighter shade of noir...… a belter of a read.' - Neil Broadfoot

"A murder mystery for the digital age - #GreatFun" - Mason Cross

Trade information

  • Rights: Worldwide Exclusive
  • BIC code(s): FF
  • BISAC code(s): FIC022000, FIC050000

About the author

Matt Bendoris

Matt Bendoris is a senior journalist with The Sun newspaper who is already making waves with his electric style of crime fiction writing. His first novel, Killing With Confidence (The Crime Lab, 2013), attracted fantastic plaudits, and he is already working on his third book.

Praise for Matt Bendoris:
“A gritty yet compelling read. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Alex Salmond
“Quite simply the best piece of crime fiction I’ve ever read. A new star is born.” – Mark Millar, Hollywood writer/producer
“A gripping page-turner that will have you hooked from the very first sentence. This should be made into a TV series.” – Lorraine Kelly