How To Solve Your Own Murder

How To Solve Your Own Murder

Fiction & Poetry, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 26/03/2024
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How To Solve Your Own Murder
Solve The Murder and Win A Fortune!
Kristen Perrin has created a warm, witty, beautiful and wonderfully clever new take on the cosy crime format and one I adored with relish and loved every s... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
How To Solve Your Own Murder
An unputdownable mystery
A truly unputdownable mystery. I ate this up in one sitting, completely hooked on the investigation and all the characters tied up in it. I'm so glad I cho... READ MORE
Madelyn Boyd
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A murder mystery that spans a generation!
I don't think there are enough words to describe how exciting, tense and emotional this book was. I went into this expecting a super easy-reading cosy murd... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate
How To Solve Your Own Murder
could NOT put it down!
Wow! I’m not normally a big crime reader, but I absolutely LOVED this! It was the perfect amount of twists and turns, and as much as I’d like to say I gues... READ MORE
emily collins
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A brilliant mystery
I really enjoyed this, the author weaves together two mysteries, the disappearance of a 17 year old girl in 1965 and murder of her friend 60 years later, a... READ MORE
Jen at Harrogate
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A cosy mystery that keeps you guessing
This book has such a cool premise and is unlike any murder mystery I've come across. Essentially, Frances is told in the 1960s via a fortune telling that s... READ MORE
Violet Daniels
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Enjoyable and entertaining cosy crime
As a teenager, a fortune teller gives Frances Adams the prophecy that will shape the rest of her life: that she will be murdered. Decades later, her great ... READ MORE
Hannah at Hanley


Frances always said she'd be murdered... She was right.

In 1965, seventeen-year-old Frances Adams was told by a fortune teller that one day she'd be murdered. Frances spent the next sixty years trying to prevent the crime that would be her eventual demise. Of course, no one took her seriously - until she was dead.

For Frances, being the village busybody was a form of insurance. She'd spent a lifetime compiling dirt on every person she met, just in case they might turn out to be her killer. In the heart of her sprawling country estate lies an eccentric library of detective work, where the right person could step in and use her findings to solve her murder.

When her great-niece Annie arrives from London and discovers that Frances' worst fear has come true, Annie is thrust into her great-aunt's last act of revenge against her sceptical friends and family. Frances' will stipulates that the person who solves her murder will inherit her millions.

Can Annie unravel the mystery and find justice for Frances, or will digging up the past lead her into the path of the killer?

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529430059
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 40 mm

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How To Solve Your Own Murder
A twisty mystery with vivid characters and a good balance of lighter and darker moments.
#audiobook #review This cosy crime story makes an entertaining audiobook. The narration engages and brings the characters and events to life, making liste... READ MORE
Jane Hunt
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Secrets and fortune telling, loved it!
Loved this! I’m such a fan of Agatha Christie-style books and this one really hit the spot for me. Fortune telling, buried secrets and a dash of thrill... READ MORE
Cristiana Caserini
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Cosy murder mystery
When Annie Adams receives an invitation from her estranged Great Aunt Frances about a change to her will, she is looking forward to a family reunion. Franc... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Whoever solves the murder will enjoy the inheritance.
A fortune teller told Frances she would be murdered and she spends her life trying to determine who wants to kill her. Following her death these clues must... READ MORE
Julie Friar
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Quirky and clever
All Annie has ever known about her Great-Aunt Frances is that she is reclusive and very rich, now she has been summoned to meet her. However, before the m... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Very promising debut whodunnit
An enjoyable mystery whodunnit debut which was a quick and light read. It featured a dual timeline which was easy to follow despite being quite intricate i... READ MORE
T Edwards
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Could you solve your own murder
This is a fabulous concept, follow the clues left by the victim who essentially does solve her own murder, thanks to Annie’s intuition and determination. A... READ MORE
Robert young
How To Solve Your Own Murder
How to Solve your Own Murder
When she was a teenager, Frances Adams visited a fortune teller at a fair she was attending with her two best friends. She was told that she would be murde... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Fun, cozy mystery
It is 1965 and Francis Adams is a teenager. She is at Castle Knoll Country Fair along with her best friends Emily and Rose. They convince Francis to have h... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Intriguing, Fun and Just Wonderful
This was an intriguing dual timeline mystery (1965 and present day), apparently the first in a new series, that revolves around a wealthy woman, Frances Ad... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
One of my favourite books of the year so far
Ever since a fortune-teller predicted Frances’ death, she has lived as if somebody wanted to kill her, suspecting everyone, and inadvertently giving most o... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Entertaining mystery
This is a clever mystery in which a character knows they are going to be murdered after having their fortune told in the 1960s so when they eventually are ... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
How To Solve Your Own Murder
An engaging read
3.5 rounded up At the Castle Knoll Fair in Dorset in 1965, a prediction from a fortune teller dictates Frances Adam’s life. She is told her “future con... READ MORE
Celia Short
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A great cosy murder mystery read
A great murder mystery read that I finished within a day! It’s a dual timeline read: present day follows Annie who was summoned to Aunt Frances Estate in C... READ MORE
Sarah -Bookworm Extraordinaire
How To Solve Your Own Murder
3 1/2 stars
I have mixed feelings about this title - I almost felt it should be directed to a teenage fiction reading group. For a young woman to spend her whole life... READ MORE
Dana Farren
How To Solve Your Own Murder
An enjoyable read
An enjoyable read with an alternating storyline between Annie, Frances's granddaughter and Frances herself in 1966. I preferred Frances's storyline which ... READ MORE
Susan S
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Slow burn mystery
This was an intriguing premise for a murder mystery with Frances being obsessed throughout her life by a prophecy that she would be murdered and being susp... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
How To Solve Your Own Murder
interesting premise
I liked the premise of this book and the writing style which felt quite Agatha Christie lite with the big house and a village full of secrets. However, I ... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A slow burn
This book was ok. The premise of the story was good but morally it just didn’t sit right and meant I didn’t really connect with the characters as much as I... READ MORE
Rachael Derham
How To Solve Your Own Murder
One of my favorite books of the year!
I can’t express how much I loved and enjoyed this novel. It’s a gripping and smart debut that kept me completely captivated and that deserves five stars an... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Twisty and fun
"How To Solve Your Own Murder" is an entertaining murder mystery, told via a dual timeline; 1966 when young Frances learns that she is likely to be murdere... READ MORE
Maria's Book Musings
How To Solve Your Own Murder
Clever and cosy
A lovely, cosy mystery, set in a quaint Dorset village. The writing was great, the narration equally so and I look forward to more in this series.
Catherine Tempany
How To Solve Your Own Murder
“Your future contains dry bones. Your slow demise begins right when you hold the Queen in the palm of your hand. Beware the bird, for it will betray you. And, from that, there is no coming back. But daughters are the key to justice, find the right one and
4 Stars! I read this book in one sitting. It had me gripped from page one and I found myself needing to keep reading so I could find out what happened. ... READ MORE
Amy Hiddleston
How To Solve Your Own Murder
How to Solve your Own Murder
I guess this book would fit into the cosy crime category, an easy comfortable read which pulls you in. A very intriguing title and concept for the plot ... READ MORE
Janet Kidner
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A bonkers story that's pure escapism
If fiction is make-believe, then it could be said that Cosy Crime novels are fairy stories – not to be taken seriously, although that doesn’t mean they sho... READ MORE
Oundle Crime
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A cosy murder mystery
This is a cosy murder mystery story, a little Agatha Christie-ish. It has relatable characters and a story line that piqued my interest. The first few pa... READ MORE
Mellonie Flamson
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A Thrilling and Clever Whodunit
Kristen Perrin's How to Solve Your Own Murder is a gripping and inventive take on the classic murder mystery. The story centers around the protagonist who,... READ MORE
How To Solve Your Own Murder
A new twist on the 'who-dunnit'
Thank you to the Readingagency who provided this review copy. Annie gets an unexpected invitation to Castle Knoll to discuss an inheritance with her great... READ MORE