How To Solve Your Own Murder

Kristen Perrin

'VERY funny' Jennie Godfrey

'Smart, twisty, and original' Heat

'Terrific' J. M. Hall

'Superb' Glamour

'Wildly original' Elly Griffiths

'Delightfully refreshing' Daily Mail


In 1965, 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?


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'This book is SO much more than just a clever hook. It's a fantastic combination of wonderfully crafted prose, vivid characters and a plot that made me gallop through' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'An amazingly well written mystery with true Christie vibes . . . a rollercoaster I didn't want to get off' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Just brilliant . . . A proper who done it with a very modern twist' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Praise for How to Solve Your Own Murder*

'A wonderful idea and, pun intended, brilliantly executed' Ian Moore

'Plenty of twists and red herrings . . . entertaining' Guardian

'Addictive . . . a devilishly clever plot' Sunday Post

'I so enjoyed this smart, original murder mystery' Beth O' Leary

'A deliciously inventive new take on the classic murder mystery' Bobby Palmer

'Ridiculously fun . . . unputdownable . . . One to savour for fans of Only Murders in The Building' My Weekly

'Sharply observed . . . vivid characterisation and theatrical plotting' Sunday Independent

'Intriguing . . . skilful storytelling . . . a compelling read' Daily Mirror

  • Classification : THRILLER, CRIME & MYSTERY
  • Pub Date : MAR 26, 2024
  • Imprint : Quercus
  • Page Extent : 384
  • Binding : TPB
  • ISBN : 9781529430066
  • Price : INR 899

Kristen Perrin

Kristen Perrin is originally from Seattle, Washington, where she spent several years working as a bookseller before moving to the UK to do a master's and a PhD. She lives with her family in Surrey, where she can be found poking around vintage bookstores, stomping in the mud with her two kids, and collecting too many plants. How To Solve Your Own Murder is her debut adult novel.

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