Introducing Let's Play Murder!

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023
Category: Video/Vlog

Kesia Lupo introduces her new YA thriller, a dark and twisting novel set in a murderous VR game... Let's Play Murder!

YA author Kesia Lupo tells us how lockdown helped inspire her new thriller, Let's Play Murder (Bloomsbury Publishing), and the claustrophobic feel of the novel, and gives us a glimpse into the novel's setting and characters. She also reads a short section from the start of the novel.

Giveaway!     We have ten proof copies of Let's Play Murder to give away to a school book group. Email [email protected] and tell us why you'd love to have the set! You will need to be from the UK to enter, and the draw will close on Friday 12th May. The Winner will be contacted.

Read a chapter from Let's Play Murder

Let's Play Murder: Squid Game meets Agatha Christie in this locked-room virtual reality murder mystery, where the only option is to win - or die trying...Video games have never been more murderous.

Veronica wakes up trapped with four strangers in a sprawling manor house in a snow storm with a dead body, a mystery right out of an Agatha Christie novel. It feels so real - but it isn't. This is VR and this is THE Game; a rumoured Easter Egg hidden in other VR games that draws you into a competition for a prize beyond your wildest dreams. And there's no escaping the VR world until the Game is won.

But while Veronica and her fellow players are trying to figure out the puzzle, something is not right in the VR world. Blackouts, glitches, NPCs acting strangely, and a mysterious figure haunting their footsteps. Then when a player dies, and also dies in real life, all hell breaks loose. Without warning, the game Veronica thought she was playing gets overshadowed by a much darker, and much more real, mystery: who is killing us? It may not be a game Veronica wanted to play, but it's one that she has to win - or die trying.