Scripted Murder by Dennis Magnusson
Mord enligt manus (Scripted Murder) by Dennis Magnusson
Crime Novel|Swedish|Ordfront|2021|394 Pages
Sebastian Lager is teaching a course in screenwriting to support himself. One day, one of his students is arrested, suspected of being behind a woman’s disappearance, a woman who is also taking the course. As a teacher of both, Sebastian gets a lot of first-hand information, and he decides to create a true crime podcast based on the case. The podcast makes him more and more involved in the investigation, and it soon becomes clear to him that there are not only connections to his own industry but also to his private life.
In Scripted Murder, we get to follow behind the scenes in the TV industry where competition in the true sense of the word is deadly serious. Dennis Magnusson skillfully examines the strong driving forces of prestige, vanity and revenge.
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Dennis Magnusson is a playwright and screenwriter and has written for TV, film and the stage. He has been an episode writer on the acclaimed shows “30 grader i februari” and “Jordskott” and he wrote the play Dylansällskapet which premiered at Stockholm City Theater in 2016.
In 2017, his debut novel Den sista föreställningen was released.