A novel by Anna Porter
Publisher: McArthur and Company
Publication date: February 1998
At the biggest and most prestigious party at the Frankfurt International Bookfair, where the leading lights of the book world gather annually to trade tales and buy and sell books, Marsha Hillier realizes the famous literary agent she is chatting up is in fact sitting in his wing-chair quite dead. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes clear that Agent Andrew Myles was well-hated by most of his peers, and everyone at the party, including Marsha, are under suspicion. The Bookfair Murders is filled with intrigue and plenty of mysterious twists and turns. Mystery buffs will adore this sexy and hilarious romp through the world of publishing.
Praise for Bookfair Murders
“Anna Porter’s The Bookfair Murders is really two stories: a murder mystery set against a background of wheeling and dealing in the publishing game — a John Grisham with book agents instead of lawyers — and a romantic adventure of the kind Mary Stewart used to write.”
— Quill & Quire
“Anna Porter’s mischievous pen again zeroes in on the scene she knows best in this new novel featuring editor Marsha Hillier and her trusty sidekick, Toronto freelance journalist Judith Hayes… her fans will relish this new offering.”
— Toronto Sun
“… deft, incisive and gripping…”
— The Hamilton Spectator
Anna Porter’s third novel is now a feature film, starring Samantha Bond, Linda Kash, Saul Rubinek, Eli Wallach and Geneviève Bujold. The Bookfair Murders (2000) is a 120-minute made-for-television movie, directed by Wolfgang Panzer for Triptych Media and broadcast on CTV. The film was co-produced by Second Wave Productions (Nova Scotia) and TiMe Film und TV Produktion (Germany).
Tyler McLeod, “An Angel on the Case,” interview with Linda Kash, JAM! Showbiz, April 7, 2000.
Bookfair Murders, 1997
Little, Brown Canada, Seal Books, Penguin Australia, 1998
Also published in Hungary by Gyilkossag a Konyvvasaron, Magyar Konyvklub, 1998