I picked this book up on a whim and boy am I glad! If you loved Clue as a kid or just crave a hillarious and well written story, this is the book for you! The dialogue both internally and between characters was brilliantly written and the author gives beautifully lyrical description.
One of the main characters , Thomas Heyworth, has just died. He was a reclusive, odd, rich, mystery writer. Since he has no heirs to leave his millions and Mayhem Manor to he stages a treasure hunt to determine the winner. He pairs up people from his past into teams, stages clues, and sets a time limit. But a new twist is added since Thomas was murdered. Just before he died he knew who was going to make an attempt on his life and sends letters letting the contestants know that the murderer will be revealed by the winning contestants...and that one of the people in the room with them is the killer.
Team number one is Edmunds the butler ( who has a 26 year old secret) and the bumblingly mysterious psychic Madame Grovda who had an affair with Thomas long ago. Team 2 is Lorne, Thomas's secretary, and the reclusive poet Dabney James. However there's a darling twist to that team...
The final team is comprised of our hero and heroine. Evie Randall was Thomas's beloved ward who would do anything to catch his killer and keep her home. Max Galloway was Thomas's sulky stepson. They hated each other. But Max is also a cop that would like to see the killer captured. And if he can see as much of Evie's assets as well all the better! Only, someone is trying to kill her just as they did Thomas, for they belive that she may be his true heir.
Will the killer be revealed or will our charcters fall prey to the suspicions of one another and do each other...in? Read and find out! I'm not telling!