Suddenly A Murder

Lauren Muñoz

Age 14 +
05 September 2023
320 pages



Everyone has a secret. Everyone has a motive. But only one of them brought a knife to the party . . .

To celebrate the end of high school, Izzy Morales joins her best friend Kassidy and five friends on a luxury 1920s-themed getaway at the glamorous Ashwood Manor. There, Izzy and her friends party in vintage dresses and expensive diamonds - until Kassidy's boyfriend turns up dead.

And when a raging storm traps them on the island with two detectives, the sparkling young socialites become the prime suspects in his murder. There's the girlfriend, and the other girl. The old friend, and the new friend. The brooding enigma. And then, there's Izzy - the girl who brought the knife . . .

A glamorous and scandalous modern murder mystery, that'll have you reading through the night to find out whodunnit! Perfect for fans of ONE OF US IS LYING, THE INHERITANCE GAMES and KNIVES OUT.
A delicious, twisty, and clever locked-room mystery with loads of glamour and danger that will keep readers rapt until the very end. A can't miss for mystery fans.
Contains all the best elements of the classic cosy locked-room murder mysteries, with its own glamorous twist - bittersweet and captivating right through to the final page.
Agatha Christie meets Karen M. McManus in this suspenseful mystery. . . Izzy narrates in a propulsive present-tense voice. . . Muñoz captures the spirit of the classic mystery, deftly weaving the threads without missing a plot point. A strong debut from a promising new voice.