Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9781529902174 Category:

The Murder Game

Tom Hindle

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9781529902174 Category:




One house. Nine guests. Endless motives for murder…

In the seaside town of Hamlet Wick, nine guests assemble for a New Year’s Eve party to remember.

The owner of Hamlet Hall has organised a murder mystery evening with a 1920s twist, and everyone has their own part to play.

But the game has barely begun when one guest is found dead – killed by a fatal injury to the head.

With no phone signal and no way out of the house, the others are trapped with a killer in their midst.

Someone is playing by their own rules. And in a close-knit community, old rivalries run deep…

Praise for Tom Hindle:

‘A new heir to Agatha Christie…classic crime for the 21st century’ Ragnar Jonasson

‘This is riveting stuff, breathing new life into the traditional locked-room mystery. Hindle puts a 21st century spin on a Golden Age tale that’s both captivating and cunning’ The Sun

‘Unsurprisingly The Murder Game attracts comparisons with the work of Agatha Christie and passes this pretty stiff test with flying colours […] He has the potential to become a major new voice in British crime writing’ Shots Magazine

‘Tricksy, expertly plotted and kept me guessing till the end’ Adam Simcox

‘A 1920s-themed murder mystery evening in a country house turns surprisingly realistic in this thriller from the bestselling author of A Fatal Crossing’ Cosmopolitan

‘Don’t ask yourself whether to buy or not to buy this captivating mystery. Just do it’ Douglas Skelton

‘This is a wickedly good locked room thriller with modern twists on the Christie tradition […], be prepared for some eye-popping surprises!’ Peterborough Telegraph

‘Twist after gut-punching twist’ M. W. Craven

‘Dazzling’ Crime Monthly

‘Suspenseful’ Country Life Magazine

‘It may be a close knit community, but there’s a few residents who would do anything – we do mean, anything – to keep their secrets buried deep’ Belfast Telegraph

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