Totally Deceased

Totally Deceased

By Author / Illustrator

Sue H. Cunningham


Suspense & Thrillers

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Paperback / softback




A one-of-a-kind, hilarious, high-stakes murder mystery! "Funny, heartfelt and I loved the mystery" - Rosie Talbot, author of Sixteen Souls.  "How many weeks before the ghost of your unspeakably generous organ donor ascends the glitter escalator to heaven, Jess? Six weeks? Eight? Or maybe never unless you bloody well help her find out why she was murdered..."

17-year-old Jess wakes from an emergency heart transplant to discover she's being haunted by the disgruntled ghost of her donor - teenage socialite, Tilly. And she won't leave Jess in peace until they unravel the mystery surrounding her death. Their investigations take them deep into Tilly's luxurious heiress life - from private schools to Swiss banks and high-end hotels. But the clues lead somewhere darker than either of the girls could have imagined. And if Jess can't solve the murder in time, her own life may be at risk...

A hilarious, heart-racing murder mystery like no other. Perfect for fans of Holly Jackson, Benjamin Dean and Netflix's Inventing Anna. An ambitious, tightly-plotted, laugh-out-loud read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for TikTok and Bookstagram, with shades of Only Murders in the Building and the film Ghost.



Totally Deceased is an entertaining murder mystery in which Tilly ends up being haunted by the ghost of the teenage girl who was her heart donor. In the book, Tilly and her ghost (Jess) visit lots of different places to discover why Jess was murdered.

The plot develops throughout the novel and suspense builds rapidly and you find yourself getting more invested in the story with every page. This book is hilarious with shocking plot twists and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a more light-hearted murder mystery.

352 pages

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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