“The mystery breaks with convention as McDorman dissects the genre while simultaneously enacting it…”
The New York Times

“Fun, clever, and innovative. A remarkable novel by a major talent, who has created a crime novel that feels entirely unique.”

Stuart Turton, author of The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

“A thoroughly original suspense novel that hops across elements of the genre—a diabolical locked-room mystery interspersed with a fascinating primer on the form—while always being tremendous fun to read.”

—Chris Pavone, author of Two Nights in Lisbon

“A brain-teaser and a crowd-pleaser. I loved it.”

Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

“A crime novel that unpicks traditional storytelling… engrossing, surprising, clever, genre-bending.”

New York Times best-selling author Val McDermid

“Phenomenal…totally unique… a treat for every murder mystery fan.”

—Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal

“McDorman is funny, canny, and nimble in this clever, unusual, and enormously entertaining mix of criticism and suspense”

—Donna Seaman, Booklist