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Dead Famous

Ben Elton. Transworld Publishers, $14.95 (384pp) ISBN 978-0-552-99945-8

A bestseller in the U.K., Dead Famous, by Ben Elton (High Society), combines the traditional whodunit with contemporary reality TV to hilarious result. TV personality Elton may lack brand-name recognition here, but this murderous tale of 10 contestants stuck in a house with 30 cameras and 40 microphones has real appeal, particularly to the young and hip.