A Beginner’s Guide to Breaking and Entering

A Beginner’s Guide to Breaking and Entering


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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.

Featuring crooked houses, dodgy coppers and a lot of lockpicking, 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.

Love for The Sanctuary ...

'Imaginative and intriguing ... Andrew Hunter Murray is a young writer to watch.' Anthony Horowitz
'Absolutely brilliant. I'm thinking it needs to be made into a movie!' Zoe Ball
'Gripping, unsettling and original. Andrew Hunter Murray is a fabulous storyteller.' Tim Harford
'Rich in imagination and stylishly written ... Totally absorbing.' Paul Burke, Crime Time FM

©2024 Andrew Hunter Murray (P)2024 Penguin Audio

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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