The Festival Murders – Mark McCrum

‘A marvellous set of unsavoury suspects’

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The Festival Murders

Mark McCrum

‘A rollicking read’ Evening Standard

'Ingenious' Independent

Bryce Peabody is ready to give a scandalous talk at the annual literary festival in the pretty English town of Mold-on-Wold. Scathing in his reviews and unseemly in his affairs, Bryce is known to have many enemies. So when he is discovered dead in his hotel room festival-goers are desperate to know what happened. Could one of the numerous writers he insulted have taken revenge? Or perhaps one of his scorned lovers? As more festival-goers meet their ends, Francis Meadowes is drawn into a role he knows only from his own fiction – that of amateur detective.

Mark McCrum began his career as a travel writer, with well-received books about Southern Africa (Happy Sad Land), Australia (No Worries) and Ireland (The Craic). He is also the author of the UK Top Ten non-fiction bestsellers 1900 House and Castaway 2000, the UK No.1 bestseller Robbie Williams: Somebody Someday, and Walking with the Wounded, which told the story of four wounded soldiers and their successful attempt to reach the North Pole.The Festival Murders is his debut novel.