“A book with pace and wit, real tension… and a big on–screen climax.” -- Independent
“One of the best whodunits I have ever read… a funny, gripping, hugely entertaining thriller.” -- The Sunday Telegraph
“Wry, fast, and fiendishly clever.” -- The Times
One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, one murder… and no evidence. A Number–One Bestseller in Britain, Dead Famous is a killer of a read from Ben Elton—Reality TV as you’ ve never seen it before. Ben Elton’s television credits include The Young Ones, Blackadder, and The Thin Blue Line. He is also the author of a string of best–selling novels, including Popcorn, which won the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger Award, Blast from the Past, and Inconceivable.See all Editorial Reviews
You can see by reading this, that Elton used some of the jokes (and possibly the inspector) from Thin Blue Line. It's a really fun read, even if you aren't into reality television. Read morePublished 3 months ago by space marines codex
Definitely relevant to a particular time in TV content evolution, but still quite entertaining. Good storyline but perhaps a little to neat.Published 5 months ago by JS
A good who-done-it and with some humor but not so outrages as some of Ben Elton's other novels.Published 9 months ago by hashingisgreat
I thought the whole book was totally ridiculous until 3/4 through then it got a bit interesting but predictable
towards the end
Not as good as his earlier work. but still,a good funny readPublished 11 months ago by Mohieddine Chelaghma
_Dead Famous_ was recommended to me by a colleague who knows I love a good mystery. _Dead Famous_ is so much more than just a well-written whodunnit. Read morePublished 14 months ago by doc peterson
I would certainly recommend this and all Ben Elton books. They are all so easy to read and a great laugh.
Do yourself a favour and buy it.
I love this book. It makes the Big Brother show fascinating, entertaining viewing!
Ben Elton is a masterful observer of the world today, especially how fickle we've... Read more