Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone
Penguin Random House
Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in this fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.
I was dreading the Cunningham family reunion even before the first murder.
Before the storm stranded us at the mountain resort, snow and bodies piling up.
The thing is, us Cunninghams don’t really get along. We’ve only got one thing in common- we’ve all killed someone.
This book got me at …”Call me a reliable narrator. Everything I tell you will be the truth ,or, at least the truth as I knew it to be at the time. Hold me to that….I am both Watson and Detective in this book, where I play both writer and sleuth, and so am obliged to to both light up clues and not conceal my thoughts. In short: play fair…Actually I will prove it. If you are just here for the gory details, deaths in this book happen or are reported to have happened on p14, and page 46, and page…..” p2
And in a blink I am hooked! I loved the style, Golden Age cross…modern mystery?? the voice, the “writer” talking to the reader, the jokes, self depreciation , the mystery…the thrilling end.
A great read I hope you enjoy it too.
** Margot this is one you must read! **
I think you’re right, Carol; I must get my hands on this one! It sounds like a great story, and such an interesting mix of GA, contemporary context, and narrator. Definitely something I need to look up!
The minute I started reading this I knew it would be a book you would enjoy. It’s a great read. I hope you tract a copy down.
I just found out it’s pre-order only – not available where I live until next year! Oh, well, I’m still going to read it.
That’s a long wait!
So glad you enjoyed this one too Carol, it’s one of my favourite reads of the year so far, and it was just so clever! I’m sure it’ll be in my Top 5 Books of 2022 😀
It was a refreshing take on the genre
Heard so much about this book. It’s already been optioned by Hollywood. Unfortunately must be patient, can’t get a copy until 2023.
That’s a long wait… the movie will probably be out before then🙂
Definitely don’t want to watch the movie before reading the book 😉