We invite you to join us to have a discussion about The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict. We are so excited to share this book with you all, and to hear your thoughts on it.
Twelve clues. Twelve keys. Twelve days of Christmas. But how many will die before Twelfth Night?
The annual Christmas Game is afoot at Endgame House, the Armitages' grand family home. This year's prize is to die for―deeds to the house itself―but Lily Armitage has no intention of returning. She hasn't been back to Endgame since her mother died, twenty-one years ago, and she has no intention of claiming the house that haunts her dreams.
Until, that is, she receives a letter from her aunt promising that the game's riddles will give her the keys not only to Endgame, but to its darkest secrets, including the identity of her mother's murderer.
Now, Lily must compete with her estranged cousins for the twelve days of Christmas. The snow is thick, the phone lines are down, and no one is getting in or out. Lily will have to keep her wits about her, because not everyone is playing fair, and there's no telling how many will die before the winner is declared.
"It’s a snowy Christmas Eve in this fun contemporary British country house mystery...Puzzle-loving readers will enjoy searching for anagrams of the gifts mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and for the titles of 12 of the author’s favorite country house mysteries embedded in the text." ― Publishers Weekly
"Curl up by the fire (and lock all the doors) for this Christmas cracker of a book." ― C.S. Green, author of Sleep Tight
In addition to discussing this cozy mystery for December book club, we have decided to host a book drive benefitting More Than Words.
If you would like to donate a book, please bring a new or gently used book to book club (or by December 14th), Team SMB will donate the books to the More Than Words Warehouse in Waltham, MA.
If you have discussion questions ready that you don't want to forget, add them to the comments on your RSVP form!
There will be ample seating and refreshments available as well.
Date and Time
Thu, Dec 14, 2023
6:30p - 8:00p EST