The Christmas Murder Game: The must-read murder mystery for Christmas 2021

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Bonnier Zaffre Ltd., Sep 30, 2021 - Fiction - 400 pages
'A perfectly plotted festive mystery' SUSI HOLLIDAY

Twelve clues.
Twelve keys.
Twelve days of Christmas.
But who will survive until Twelfth Night?

Lily Armitage never intended to return to Endgame House - the grand family home where her mother died twenty-one Christmases ago. Until she receives a letter from her aunt, asking her to return to take part in an annual tradition: the Christmas Game. The challenge? Solve twelve clues, to find twelve keys. The prize? The deeds to the manor house.

Lily has no desire to win the house. But her aunt makes one more promise: The clues will also reveal who really killed Lily's mother all those years ago.

So, for the twelve days of Christmas, Lily must stay at Endgame House with her estranged cousins and unravel the riddles that hold the key not just to the family home, but to its darkest secrets. However, it soon becomes clear that her cousins all have their own reasons for wanting to win the house - and not all of them are playing fair.

As a snowstorm cuts them off from the village, the game turns deadly. Soon Lily realises that she is no longer fighting for an inheritance, but for her life.

This Christmas is to die for . . . Let the game begin

'Curl up by the fire (and lock all the doors) for this Christmas cracker of a book' C.S. GREEN

'Utterly original and breathtakingly intriguing . . . A must-read this Christmas' STEPH BROADRIBB

'The perfect updating of the classic Christmas Country House mystery . . . Fabulous festive fun' DEREK FARRELL

'The perfect Christmas read . . . and puzzles galore for both readers and the players of the game' W.C. RYAN

The perfect gift for fans of Agatha Christie and classic crime this Christmas.
 

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The Christmas Murder Game is an inventive and clever story of family rivalries. The Armitage cousins return to Endgame House, the large country house in Yorkshire where they spent much of their ... Read full review

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Chapter Four
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Chapter Eight
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Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySeven
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Alexandra Benedict read English at Cambridge and studied creative writing at Sussex. She composed film and television soundtracks, as well as performing as a musician before becoming a full-time writer in 2012. As A. K. Benedict, she published the critically acclaimed The Beauty of Murder and The Evidence of Ghosts. Find out more at www.akbenedict.com or follow her on Twitter @ak_benedict

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