That’s the thing with lies, they’re much easier to believe when it’s an idea you like.

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In a nutshell


In 1965, when she was just 17, Frances Adams was told by a fortune teller that her future contained “dry bones”. For the next 60 years of her life Frances spent all her time and energy trying to prevent her own murder. No one took her seriously, until she was murdered. 

When her long lost great niece arrives to discover Frances’ worst fear came true, she’s thrust into her great aunt’s world of conspiracies and secrets. Frances’ will stipulates that the person who solves her murder will inherit her millions and so the race is on. Annie, desperate to learn more about this aunt she never knew starts unravelling the mystery – digging into a past that has present day consequences. 

Book Club Notes


I’m not a murder mystery person, but How to Solve Your Own Murder turned me into one. The premise of the book is utterly original, the writing captivating and characters witty. It perfectly balanced the present day with the past day to give you a full picture of each character and the trajectory life took them on. It’s a true page turner and a delicious way to spend an afternoon. 

Read If


You love murder mysteries but want something a little different.

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Storyline -10 /10
Writing – 9/10
Character Development – 9/10
Plot Twist – 9/10
Shareability – 10/10
9.0Overall Score

The Nitty Gritty


Published by: Querces, distributed by Jonathon Ball 

Genre: Fiction, Crime, Mystery

ISBN: 978-1-52943-006-6

Pages: 374

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A note on our book ratings

Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?

Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?

Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?

Plot Twist: Were you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?

Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?

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