Mr Bowling Buys A Newspaper

Donald Henderson

A serial killer who wants to be caught!

Raymond Chandler’s favourite novel introduces us to an unusual character. Mr Bowling is a serial killer and buys newspapers after committing a murder in order to see if the death has been reported. But his reason for killing, however, is because he wishes to be caught, and to be hanged.

Then he meets Alice – daughter of a vicar and a devout herself – with whom he falls in love. But is redemption possible for a serial killer?

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 216
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311472
  • Price : INR 399

Donald Henderson

Donald Landels Henderson was an English writer. As a young man Henderson spent a period in a stockbrokers' office, and then became an actor. Later he joined the staff of the BBC. From early youth, Henderson had written novels and plays under various pseudonyms. He first used his own name on the 1943 psychological thriller Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper, which got considerable critical attention in wartime Britain. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Henderson published a second novel in the same genre, the 1946 classic Goodbye to Murder. Following the success of Mr Bowling, his book The Announcer (written under the pen-name D.H. Landels), was republished with the new title A Voice Like Velvet (available as a yellowback).

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