Estate of Gilbert Adair

Agent:  Carole Blake

Biography: Cultural observer, journalist, broadcaster, critic, screenwriter and award-winning novelist, he wrote regular columns for The Sunday Times,  Esquire , and Independent on Sunday .

Gilbert died in 2011 at the age of 66. 

"He will be missed greatly by his admirers and friends for his unique intelligence, talent and delightful company. He leaves a void, in more ways than one." -- Henry Porter

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THE DREAMERS Literary fiction, 208 pages Faber & Faber re-release - February 2004 Ambitious first novel about the relationship between Theo, his sister Isabelle, and their naive young American visitor. Their claustrophobic games become ever more erotic and sadistic.  Winner of the Authors Club Award for the 'Best First Novel of the Year'. 2003 film script jointly written by Bernardo Bertolucci and Gilbert Adair. Originally published as THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 

THE DREAMERS

Literary fiction, 208 pages
Faber & Faber re-release - February 2004

Ambitious first novel about the relationship between Theo, his sister Isabelle, and their naive young American visitor. Their claustrophobic games become ever more erotic and sadistic.  Winner of the Authors Club Award for the 'Best First Novel of the Year'. 2003 film script jointly written by Bernardo Bertolucci and Gilbert Adair. Originally published as THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 

AND THEN THERE WAS NO ONE Literary fiction, 272 pages Faber & Faber - December 2009 Part 3 of 3. Slavorigin, Booker-prizewinning novelist and notorious controversialist, is murdered in the Swiss town of Meiringen during its Sherlock Holmes Literary Festival. This novel is a hole-in-one, a hall (and Hell) of mirrors, a Nabokovian homage, a conjuring act that ends with the conjuror, or author, sawing himself in half.  

AND THEN THERE WAS NO ONE

Literary fiction, 272 pages
Faber & Faber - December 2009

Part 3 of 3. Slavorigin, Booker-prizewinning novelist and notorious controversialist, is murdered in the Swiss town of Meiringen during its Sherlock Holmes Literary Festival. This novel is a hole-in-one, a hall (and Hell) of mirrors, a Nabokovian homage, a conjuring act that ends with the conjuror, or author, sawing himself in half.

 

A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR OF STYLE Literary fiction, 288 pages Faber & Faber - November 2007 Part 2 of 3. Evadne Mount and Chief-Inspector Trubshawe, retired, meet again after 10 years in the unlikely surroundings of the Ritz Hotel at teatime. Another deliciously witty novel and intriguing puzzle, set against the background of the film world, as they investigate the murder of a Hitchcockian film director.

A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR OF STYLE

Literary fiction, 288 pages
Faber & Faber - November 2007

Part 2 of 3. Evadne Mount and Chief-Inspector Trubshawe, retired, meet again after 10 years in the unlikely surroundings of the Ritz Hotel at teatime. Another deliciously witty novel and intriguing puzzle, set against the background of the film world, as they investigate the murder of a Hitchcockian film director.

THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD Literary fiction, 304 pages Faber & Faber - November 2006 Part 1 of 3. MURDER SHE WROTE meets GOSFORD PARK. A novel that pays homage to Agatha Christie’s famous locked room mystery but takes it several steps further. A deliciously witty game and a brilliantly conceived mystery. 'A delightful entertainment' -- The Times

THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD

Literary fiction, 304 pages
Faber & Faber - November 2006

Part 1 of 3. MURDER SHE WROTE meets GOSFORD PARK. A novel that pays homage to Agatha Christie’s famous locked room mystery but takes it several steps further. A deliciously witty game and a brilliantly conceived mystery.

'A delightful entertainment' -- The Times