A fast-paced, intelligent thriller’ Linen Press

A lyrical, daring thriller that hurls you into the dark world of art theft with unexpected insights.
Stephanie Carty, author of Shattered

Malby’s novel proves once and for all that thrillers can be both hugely compelling and beautifully written. This is virtuosic storytelling, as vibrant as a Klimt painting, as lyrical as a Viennese waltz, as atmospheric as a Carol Reed film. I loved it.
Jonathan P Taylor, author and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Leicester

An exquisitely written, poetic journey through the underbelly of Vienna’s artworld, Dead Drop is littered with secrets and laced with tension. F C Malby is a writer to watch!
Jane Isaac, best-selling author of crime thrillers

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‘A descriptive masterpiece’

‘Couldn’t put it down’

‘Beautiful and intriguing’

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