When a guest goes missing at an isolated Gothic mansion, bang in the middle of a glamorous birthday party, the MURDER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB abandon their champagne flutes and start searching.
What begins as a fun game of hide-and-seek quickly turns into a horror show as first one body, then another shows up, but NOT the missing man. He's the beloved nephew of book club member Ronnie Westera, and she's adamant he's a victim, but the police think otherwise.
As their attention turns to the missing man's twin brother, the book club look elsewhere for answers, like Ronnie's disgruntled in-laws, her gossipy BFF, a secretive CEO and — gasp! — Ronnie herself (because even their resident socialite is hiding something behind her chiffon and pearls).
In their latest closed-circle thriller at a Knives Out-style manor, our crime fiction aficionados can't help seeing similarities between this whodunnit and two modern murder mysteries they've been reading. Can you guess both books and what they have in common?
Previously titled The Agatha Christie Book Club, this series is for true mystery enthusiasts, and is the sixth, stand-alone instalment packed with fun, fireworks and a twist so startling it leaves those fireworks looking, well, blah.
Join the crime world's favourite book club and test out your own "little grey cells".
5-STAR REVIEW: "This novel had suspense, got me invested, and sent me on a mission to disentangle the complicated web. I loved the development and unique plot. The characters … added flavor to the storyline."
"C.A. Larmer is a fantastic author who has written such a beautiful story. I hope to read more in this series."
Jennifer Ibiam, Readers Favorite
NB: This book follows BRITISH English spelling and usage, and contains some Australian slang. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Genre: cozy mystery & humour