GARY is a sweet and decent man. Only two things would improve his life - having children with his gorgeous wife Pauline, and a lower golf handicap. Both are unlikely. PAULINE is wondering how she ended up living in an ugly little house, driving a second-hand car and making a living dressing up as Tinkerbell. She's planning to leave Gary for a self-made carpet millionaire. FINDLAY, the Carpet King of Scotland, wants to trade in his obese wife for a younger model. But if he goes for a divorce she'll take him to the cleaners. If only there was some way she could be made to disappear... LEE, Gary's luckless brother, has botched one too many drug deals. Local crime overlord Ranta Campbell gives him one more job - one last chance to get it right. Lee's done some bad things - but murder? When Gary gets smashed on the head by a golf ball and miraculously develops an absolutely perfect swing, everyone finds their fates rest on the final day of the Open Championship...
"Believe it or not, this novel makes golf look interesting. Trust me. This is a writer who could wring laughs out of pretty well anything... Hilarious" The Times
John Niven, geb. in Ayrshire im Südwesten Schottlands, spielte in den Achtzigern Gitarre bei der Indieband 'The Wishing Stones', studierte dann Englische Literatur in Glasgow und arbeitete schliesslich in den Neunzigern als A&R-Manager einer Plattenfirma, bevor er sich 2002 dem Schreiben zuwandte. 2006 erschien sein erstes Buch, eine halbfiktionale Novelle. John Niven schreibt ausserdem Drehbücher und Romane. Er lebt derzeit in Buckinghamshire, England.