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Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

(2020)
(The first book in the Marion Lane series)
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"This is the most fun I've had with a book this year. Every page is a delight and the mystery got its hooks into me from the first chapter.” – Stuart Turton, bestselling author of The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The letter was short. A name, a time, a place.

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder plunges readers into the heart of London, to the secret tunnels that exist far beneath the city streets. There, a mysterious group of detectives recruited for Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries use their cunning and gadgets to solve crimes that have stumped Scotland Yard.

Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant at Miss Brickett’s receives a letter of warning, detailing a name, a time, and a place. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can’t see—her death the only sign she wasn’t alone. It becomes chillingly clear that the person responsible must also work for Miss Brickett’s, making everyone a suspect.

Marion Lane, a first-year Inquirer-in-training, finds herself drawn ever deeper into the investigation. When her friend and colleague is framed for the crime, to clear his name she must sort through the hidden alliances at Miss Brickett’s and secrets dating back to WWII. Masterful, clever and deliciously suspenseful,
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder is a fresh take on the Agatha Christie-style locked-room murder mystery, with an exciting new heroine detective.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Crackles with invention and surprise-the wondrous gadgetry, the moody settings, the endearing heroine and the struggles she's endured-and Willberg weaves it all together around a perfectly puzzling locked-room whodunnit." - Matthew Sullivan

"The most fun I've had with a book this year. Every page is a delight, the worldbuilding is wonderful, and the mystery got its hooks into me from the first chapter." - Stuart Turton

"A tantalizing, steampunk-flavored mystery... Delicious fun!" - Helene Wecker


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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: An Inquirers Mystery
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder (Marion Lane, 1)
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: A Novel
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: An Inquirers Mystery
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: An Inquirers Mystery
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: An Inquirers Mystery
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: An Inquirers Mystery
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December 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Marion Lane and the Inquirers
Author(s): T A Willberg
ISBN: 1-79993-579-5 / 978-1-79993-579-7
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
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ISBN: 1-79993-580-9 / 978-1-79993-580-3
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December 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-79993-578-7 / 978-1-79993-578-0
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: A Novel
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: A Novel
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Title: Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder: A Novel (A Marion Lane Mystery Book 1)
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