Jonathon Fairfax Must Be Destroyed
The sequel to The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax is out now. Here's where to get a copy...
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‘Shevlin was rightly picked up by the literary agency that represents the likes of David Nicholls.’ – Metro
‘Shevlin's writing style, his wonderful way with eccentric characters, and his knack for combining kindness, silliness, and more than a few touching surprises, all fill a spot left by Douglas Adams.’ – Avery Elizabeth Hurt
This is Jonathon Fairfax. He’s a bit worried about his job. And the man trying to kill him.
Jonathon Fairfax is the sort of person who can make a mess of any social encounter, from giving up his seat on the train to making small talk in a lift. He works for a giant corporation, where he specialises in muttering ‘um’ and tripping over bins.
So when he stumbles across a mysteriously empty floor, he’s completely unprepared for the colossal corporate conspiracy that unravels before him. It’s a secret that the company’s new boss will do anything to keep – including murder.
Set in the days when the internet was young and phones were big, Bertie Wooster meets American Psycho in this strangely heart-warming tale of accidental espionage, love, homicide, and biscuits.
From the author of The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax (The Guardian: ‘you can’t help being tickled’; Stylist: ‘a comic gem’), an Amazon UK bestseller with more than 250 five-star reviews.
Early feedback on the book
Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2017
'This is a hugely enjoyable comedy with a cracking cast of characters and some clever, subtle humour alongside sophisticated slapstick.'
Scott Pack, editor
'I am telling people it is the funniest book I have ever read. Unfortunately, they can't get their hands on it for another three weeks or four.'
Patricia, advance reader
'Just to let you know I finished the book and absolutely loved it. As with the first book, I was interrupted by my husband, several times, asking why I was sniggering.'
Jill, advance reader
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