Gentlemen and Players


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$15.99  $14.87
William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Joanne Harris is the author of seven previous novels--Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Sleep, Pale Sister, and Gentlemen & Players; a short story collection, Jigs & Reels; and two cookbook/memoirs, My French Kitchen and The French Market. Half French and half British, she lives in England.


"[A] gripping psychological thriller. . . . [Harris] cleverly keeps the reader guessing till the very last chapter.--Express
"Don't start this one late in the evening, unless you plan to stay up all night. It's that gripping."--Seattle Times
"[A] clever story of obsession and revenge . . . .[Harris] has scored another success."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"Harris pulls it all off . . . Book groups of the world, watch out."--The Guardian
"A complex, well-crafted murder mystery, with its author's trademark blend of wit, wisdom and magic."--Time Out London
"A literary gobstopper with an aniseed heart."--Independent
"Far darker than Chocolat author Harris's previous books, this canny page-turner comes with a satisfying twist."--Mail on Sunday
"Fun with a neat twist ... it's a bit like A.J. Wentworth squaring up to the talented Mr. Ripley."--The Independent
"With GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS Harris has tapped an unsuspected talent for writing sophisticated, absorbing suspense."--Daily News
"One of those rare books that grips and holds you . . . [B]oth socially important and vastly entertaining."--Chicago Tribune
"A strong psychological mystery."--Times Educational Supplement
"Irresistible . . . Constantly surprising and wickedly fun."--Washington Post Book World
"Perfect escapist reading for deep winter."--Hartford Courant
"[A] tense, perspective-shifting narrative ... [A] page-turning climax that ... avoids the easy out of a tidy ending."--Tampa Tribune
"Very good indeed."--Bookseller (London)
"Riveting . . . The checkmate is a bold stroke -- so audacious as to send readers, including this one, backtracking."--Houston Chronicle
"[A] masterful literary thriller."--Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press
"Best of all is a dazzling climactic twist . . . . its last move is a winner."--New York Times Book Review
"[An] enjoyable mystery romp."--Sunday Times (London)
"A cunning, high-brow cat-and-mouse tale ... [W]ill keep even the sharpest readers off-guard."--Florida Times-Union
"The gold standard for this year's best mystery...[GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS] left me breathless...a delightful read."
"[A] disturbing yet strangely rewarding morality tale . . . Not every chess game ends with a checkmate."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[Harris] turns to the literary thriller, with stunning results . . . This is one hypnotic page-turner."--Booklist (starred review)