This week’s giveaway book is Death of a Typographer – Australian writer Nick Gadd’s second novel. Here’s a quick synopsis:
In the book, we meet Martin Kern, who has a special sensitivity to fonts – a skill that he uses to solve typographical crimes. When a local printer is found dead in his workshop, his body in the shape of an X, Martin and his co-investigator, journalist Lucy Tan, are drawn into a mystery that is stranger than anything they have encountered before. Someone is leaving typographical clues at the scenes of a series of murders.
All the trails lead back to Pieter van Floogstraten, a Dutch design genius who disappeared without trace in the 1970s, and who has since been engaged in a mystical scheme to create the world's most perfect font, which is concealed in locations around the globe. But is he really the killer, and how are the crimes connected to his secret font? In solving the mystery, Martin and Lucy may have to expose Martin's hero as a psychopath.
This novel takes the reader into the arcane world of typographers and their typefaces, of symbols, swashes and glyphs, where the difference between a serif and sans serif could mean life and death…
[We spoke with author Nick Gadd recently on episode 314 of our So you want to be a writer podcast. Find it here.]
We have three copies of this new book to give away. To win one, simply tell us what your favourite font is, and why (in 25 words or fewer). Our favourite three answers will WIN a copy of this book!
Entries close midday Monday 24 February 2020, Sydney/Melbourne time.
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