Late Night with David Letterman, Chris Elliott tries out his literary skills with a novel about a demented serial killer.
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Comedian Chris Elliott has just published his first novel. It's a mystery thriller called The Shroud of the Thwacker.
Elliott has tried his hand as an author before. His first book was a Father's Day parody of Mommie Dearest called Daddy's Boy, which he wrote with his father, famous straight man Bob Elliott.
But Thwacker presents a true departure for Elliott: It is a full-blown mystery-history, tragi-comedy, time-traveling work of literary fiction. There's a plot. And characters. And themes. And 358 hardbound pages.
Elliott discusses his fiction debut with host Liane Hansen.