Publication Date: 08/09/2022 ISBN: 9781788165693 Category:

Black Lake Manor

Guy Morpuss

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date: 08/09/2022 ISBN: 9781788165693 Category:




‘It gripped me for a week. Incredible!’ JANICE HALLETT, author of THE TWYFORD CODE
An endlessly inventive murder mystery’ ALEX PAVESI, author of EIGHT DETECTIVES
‘Mind-bendingly brilliant. Agatha Christie on steroids!’ TIM GLISTER, author of RED CORONA


In the former mining town of Black Lake, there is an old story about a shipwreck with only one survivor. His descendants have a unique ability: once in their lives – and only once – they can unwind the events of the previous six hours.

More than two hundred years later, part-time police constable Ella Manning is attending a party at Black Lake Manor, the cliff-top mansion belonging to the local billionaire. When a raging storm sweeps in from the Pacific, she and several other guests find themselves trapped.

And when their host is discovered brutally murdered in his study the next morning, the door locked from the inside, they turn to her to solve the crime.

Pushing her detective skills to the limit, against the odds Ella is sure she has identified the killer… but then someone undoes time. With no memory of what she discovered before, her investigation begins again, with very different results. Which of her suspects is guilty? And is there something even more sinister she is yet to uncover?

Can she solve the mystery before time runs out… again?

A must-read for fans of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, The Sanatorium and And Then There Were None, Black Lake Manor will keep you feverishly turning the pages all night long!

Publisher Review

A delicious, sophisticated puzzle you'll want to take your time to solve. It gripped me for a week. Incredible! -- Janice Hallett, author of The Twyford Code Guy Morpuss is quickly establishing himself as a key player in the speculative fiction genre. A very clever and brilliantly imagined locked room mystery -- Victoria Selman, author of Truly, Darkly, Deeply Dizzyingly brilliant... had me gripped from the start. If you like your crime stories to dazzle with unique settings, genius plotting, great characterisation and sublime speculative twists, this is the book for you! -- Philippa East, author of Little White Lies A mind-bendingly brilliant read that reinvents the locked room mystery. Imagine Agatha Christie on speculative steroids. I loved it! -- Tim Glister, author of Red Corona A refreshingly original locked room mystery that exceeds all expectations -- David Jackson, author of The Resident Wow! A deeply unique experience. I love it -- Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories Twist heaven! Great fun, and a brain workout for all of my five minds -- Leonora Nattrass, author of Black Drop Mind-bendingly good. Predicting now that this will still be one of my top reads by the end of the year -- Robert Scragg, author of End of the Line Mind blown. A super clever time travelling, heart eating thriller -- Tina Baker, author of Call Me Mummy A time-bending labyrinth of a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end. Brilliant -- Eve Smith, author of The Waiting Rooms So, so good, and clever, so clever -- J. B. Mylet, author of The Homes A thrillingly ingenious locked room mystery -- Kate Griffin, author of the Kitty Peck mysteries

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