The Octopus (Paperback)
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The Octopus (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 20/08/2020
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Tess Little's The Ninth Guest is a locked-room mystery like no other . . .

We believed he had died from an overdose. There was no reason to suspect otherwise . . .


When Elspeth is invited to her ex-husband Richard's fiftieth birthday party, she's expecting a star-studded event for the famous British film director, full of A-listers and hangers-on. But she arrives to find just seven other carefully selected guests in attendance.

A surreal evening ensues, orchestrated by the charming yet manipulative host, culminating in what will surely become a night to remember . . .

Because by morning, Richard will be dead, and every guest a suspect.

'Very intriguing' Heat, Book of the Week

'Tess Little is a modern Agatha Christie, setting up her nine suspects, locking them in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion, and knocking them down one by one' Tanen Jones, author of The Better Liar

'A unique locked-room mystery . . . Perfect for fans of Lucy Foley' Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don't Look for Me

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529358803
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dark, compelling Hollywood intrigue and a diverse cast of well-drawn characters make The Ninth Guest a unique locked-room mystery that readers will simply devour! It's perfect for fans of Lucy Foley -- Wendy Walker, bestselling author of DON'T LOOK FOR ME
Tess Little is a modern Agatha Christie, setting up her nine suspects, locking them in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion, and knocking them down one by one over the course of a decadent, stomach-turning dinner party. The Ninth Guest kept me guessing until the very last -- Tanen Jones, author of THE BETTER LIAR
With a knowing satirical eye, Tess Little skillfully weaves a page-turner full of satisfying twists and turns -- Kyle McCarthy, author of EVERYONE KNOWS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
With skewering intensity and taut, unsettling prose, Tess Little plunges us into the kaleidoscopic glamour of Hollywood, where the eccentric birthday party of a brilliant, sadistic director forces the eruption of long-buried pain. Timely, smart and satisfying -- Paula McLain, bestselling author of THE PARIS WIFE
Elspeth's emotional journey both grips and gratifies. Little is a writer to watch * Publisher's Weekly *
A novel you will easily devour in just a few sittings, it's unexpected and immensely gripping, leaving you with lots to consider. * Selcouth *

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“Brilliant!”

Elspeth flew all the way from New York to attend her ex-husband’s fiftieth birthday party at his LA mansion, Sedwick. Elspeth hasn’t seen Richard in ten years and she doesn’t want to go to the party, but she is... More

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“Complex and relevant”

Richard Bryant, a successful British film director is turning 50 and summons a disparate group of people to help celebrate including his ex-wife Elspeth Bryant Bell, Honey Carlisle his boyfriend, his manager Jerry,... More

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“3.5 stars rounded up to 4”

Richard is a film director but he's also a very controlling man. He used and abused people, even the ones he called friends. He's arranged a fiftieth birthday party and in attendance are people that's... More

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