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Scenes of the Crime

A remote winery. A missing friend. A riveting locked-room mystery
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    • Jilly Gagnon
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A remote winery. A missing friend. And a bunch of sour grapes.

An ambitious screenwriter tries to solve her friend's disappearance by recreating their fateful final girls' trip in this riveting locked-room mystery from the author of The Murder Weekend. Perfect for fans of Lucy Foley.

It should have been the perfect spring break. Five girlfriends. A remote winery on the Oregon coast. An infinite supply of delicious wine at their manicured fingertips. But then their centre-beautiful, magnetic Vanessa Morales-vanished without a trace.

Emily Fischer was perhaps the last person to see her alive. But now, years later, Emily spots Vanessa's doppelganger at a local café. At the end of her rope working a lucrative yet mind-numbing gig on a network sitcom, Emily is inspired to finally tell the story that's been percolating inside her for so long: Vanessa's story. But first, she needs to know what really happened on that fateful night. So she puts a brilliant scheme into motion.

She gets the girls together for a reunion weekend at the scene of the crime under the guise of reconnecting. There's Brittany, Vanessa's cousin and the inheritor of the winery; Paige, a former athlete, bullish yet easily manipulated; and Lydia, the wallflower of the group.

One of them knows the truth. But what have they each been hiding? And how much can Emily trust anything she learns from them... or even her own memories of Vanessa's last days?

Readers loved Jilly Gagnon's The Murder Weekend, a twisty and fiendishly clever novel, perfect for fans of The Guest List and Knives Out!

'This was a really good read with a fantastically creepy atmosphere . . . I really enjoyed it and now I want to take part in a murder mystery at a country hotel'
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'This was a brilliantly fun book to read . . . With such an addictive plot you will enjoy this if you're a fan of locked room mysteries!'
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'Wow, what a book . . . I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend'
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'Really great murder mystery . . . With complicated relationships and no-one knowing what is going on, this is an addictive read. A murder mystery weekend like no other!'
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'I enjoyed this well plotted and entertaining mystery. There's echo of golden age, Cluedo, and there's a gripping story'
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'I loved this book. It is a fun and absorbing drama that kept me entertained. It was a one sit read for me and it worth every minute . . . deliriously creepy'
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'Classic Agatha Christie goes meta in this wish-we'd-thought-of-it premise: a real whodunnit set against the backdrop of a 1920s-themed murder mystery weekend. Think Knives Out all dolled up as The Great Gatsby' ELLERY LLOYD

'Clue meets Shari Lapena's An Unwanted Guest . . . Such a fun read!' GEORGINA CROSS

'Jilly Gagnon's well-crafted maze of clues and shifting realities is the perfect read for fans of Lucy Foley . . . mind-bending fun!' WENDY WALKER

'Gagnon invites readers inside one seriously wicked little game with this utterly satisfying mystery' KIERAN SCOTT

'I felt as if I was in the middle of a murder-mystery game and playing along with the characters' GEORGINA CROSS
  • Published: Sep 05 2023
  • Pages: 400
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9781035400409

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