For us mere mortals, we approach it with dread and caution. For writers however, they realise that death can be big business. Death sells, hence the number of posthumous novels published every year.
Some are published shortly after the death of the author, others are texts assembled together by well-intentioned editors, a few see the light of day despite the requests of those who gave voice to the characters.
What follows then are the 30 greatest posthumous novels (and a couple of collections) ever to be published. Disagree? Have your tuppence worth below the line.
As you were…