A Beginner’s Guide to Breaking and Entering

A Beginner’s Guide to Breaking and Entering

Summary

Property might be theft. But the housing market is murder . . . A Beginner's Guide to Breaking and Entering is a gripping thriller about what it's like to be young, skilled, unemployed - and on the run.

'Fantastic' Zoe Ball
'Madly fun and exciting' Lisa Jewell
‘Who knew murder could be so funny. A joyous read from start to finish. I loved it!’ Claire Mackintosh
'Witty, dazzling and incredibly addictive' Jenny Colgan
A bloody brilliant, fantastic book ... I’m bereft now I’ve finished it’ Philippa Perry
'It’s laugh-out-loud funny, proceeding at a pace that makes it almost impossible to put down.' Sunday Times
'A comic delight' Financial Times
'Smart, satirical, knowledgable, accurate, punchy, laugh out loud funny, surprising, shocking, thought provoking ... Loved it.' Matt Chorley, The Times
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Property might be theft. But the housing market is murder.

My name is Al. I live in wealthy people's second homes while their real owners are away.

I don’t rob them, I don’t damage anything… I’m more an unofficial house-sitter than an actual criminal.

Life is good.

Or it was - until last night, when my friends and I broke into the wrong place, on the wrong day, and someone wound up dead.

And now … now we’re in a great deal of trouble.
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Readers love A Beginner's Guide . . .

***** 'I just didn't want this to end. The narrator's voice is very, very engaging: a little cynical, very witty and all round jolly good fun.'
***** 'I was more than pleasantly surprised. It has some brilliantly written characters and the plot keeps you engaged throughout.'
***** 'I was gripped to the very end.'
***** '
Great fun, fast paced and quirkily written.'
***** 'This book is so far fetched that it's brilliant!'
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More love for A Beginner's Guide to Breaking and Entering . . .

‘[Andrew Hunter Murray] has written something so funny and clever, you will want to give him a badge.’ Cariad Lloyd
'A propulsive plot, an ingenious narrator and lashings of intrigue make this a genuine and thoroughly enjoyable page-turner.' Guardian

'A thoroughly entertaining mix of whodunnit, social satire and a cunningly smuggled-in love story. Highly recommended.' Mail on Sunday
'Tremendous fun: a quirky, gripping and insightful novel that kept me reading late into the night.' Elizabeth Macneal

'This is a giddy, addictive thrill ride of a book - who knew accidental espionage was so much fun?!' Daisy Buchanan
'Legit brilliant, FUN and FUNNY and I couldn’t recommend it more' Stevie Martin
Dark, funny, and deeply twisted' Val McDermid
'An excellent pacy caper’ Professor Sophie Ratcliffe
'Tremendous fun: a quirky, gripping and insightful novel that kept me reading late into the night.' Elizabeth Macneal
'The plot is corset-tight and lavish with its surprises. An amusing crime caper…a delight.' Strong Words Magazine
'Filled with humour, shocks, love and hate – and a few handy tips on how to beat the housing crisis… Funny, thoughtful and all-round entertaining.' Press Association

About the author

Andrew Hunter Murray

Andrew Hunter Murray is a writer, broadcaster and comedian. He co-hosts the award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, which has been downloaded 500 million times and toured the world, and spent fourteen years writing for BBC2’s QI. He also writes jokes and journalism for Private Eye magazine and hosts the Eye's podcast, Page 94.

His first novel, The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020; his second, The Sanctuary, was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month.

Andrew lives in London, in a house which largely belongs to someone else (Barclay’s).
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