The Christmas Murder Game

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‘Endgame has kept our secrets for half a century, now it’s time for it, and its secrets, to have a new owner.’ When Lily returns home to her aunt’s manor house, she discovers that in order to inherit, she and her estranged cousins must stay together over the Christmas week and take part in a family tradition: the annual treasure hunt. But as they are drawn deeper into the game, the clues seem to point not to the deeds to the manor house, but to the key to a twenty-year-old mystery: what really happened to Lily’s mother? As a snowstorm cuts them off from the village, it becomes apparent that the game has turned deadly and that Lily is fighting for more than just an inheritance: she is now fighting for her life. Does she have what it takes to survive? 12 clues, 12 keys and 12 days of Christmas for the heirs of Endgame House to find their inheritance, but how many will die before Twelfth Night?

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‘A perfectly plotted festive mystery’ SUSI HOLLIDAYTwelve 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. RYANThe perfect gift for fans of Agatha Christie and classic crime this Christmas.

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Weight 0.592 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K