Guess Who

by Chris McGeorge

On Sale: 09/18/2018

Guess Who

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Guess Who

by Chris McGeorge

On Sale: 09/18/2018


About the Book

The rules are simple.

But the game is not.

At eleven years old, Morgan Sheppard solved the murder of a teacher when everyone else believed it to be a suicide. The publicity surrounding the case laid the foundation for his reputation as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He parlayed that fame into a gig as TV’s “resident detective,” solving the more typical tawdry daytime talk show mysteries like “Who is the father?” and “Is he cheating?”

Until, that is, Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in an unfamiliar hotel room. Around him, five strangers are slowly waking up, as well. Soon they discover a corpse in the bathtub and Sheppard is challenged to put his deductive skills to the test. One of the people in the room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the murder. If he doesn’t find the killer, they all will die.

An ingenious, page-turning debut, Chris McGeorge’s Guess Who matches the high-wire plotting of classic “locked room” mysteries into the unstoppable pacing of the modern-day thriller.

Critical Praise

"Guess Who boils with claustrophobic intensity. Packed with gripping twists and turns, Guess Who is an inventive, entertaining locked room mystery that kept me utterly hooked." —Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum

"An ingenious twisty mystery in a totally unique setting." —Claire McGowan, author of The Lost

"An impressive debut and a sign of great things to come." —James Oswald, author of Natural Causes

"Chris McGeorge's Guess Who is a fresh take on the locked room murder mystery. The plotting is intricate, the characters well drawn, and the pace never lets up as it drives headlong to the surprising end." —David C. Taylor, Edgar-nominated, Nero Wolfe Award-winning author of Night Life

"Guess Who is an incredibly satisfying, intelligent thriller running at break-neck pace right until its closing pages. A marvellous debut." —Francesca Dorricott, author of After the Eclipse

"McGeorge's gift for creating suspense augurs well for the future."-Publishers Weekly

"When was the last time you stayed up way too late reading a book because you were locked so deeply into its grip? This happened to me with Chris McGeorge's mesmerizing debut novel Guess Who, a thrilling, edgy, modern update of the locked-room detective mystery. … This is not your grandmother's locked-room mystery, and this gritty, intense update offers thought-provoking insight into how society has changed, using the locked-room mechanism as a prism through which to view those changes.” The Oklahoman -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488098680
  • ISBN 10: 1488098689
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 09/18/2018
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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