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Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect

By Benjamin Stevenson

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the international bestseller EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE – another deliciously witty locked room mystery, for fans of Richard Osman and Anthony Horowitz.


‘An outstanding and exceptional mystery from start to finish . . . everything fans would hope for.’ JANE HARPER

When the Australian Mystery Writers’ Society invited me to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide, I was hoping for some inspiration for my second book. Fiction, this time: I needed a break from real people killing each other. Obviously, that didn’t pan out.

The program is a who’s who of crime-writing royalty:

the debut writer (me!)
the forensic science writer
the blockbuster writer
the legal thriller writer
the literary writer
the psychological suspense writer.

But when one of us is murdered, six authors quickly turn into five detectives. Together, we should know how to solve a crime.

Or commit one.

How can you find a killer when all the suspects know how to get away with murder?

‘Sparkling with wit and witticisms about the world of writers and writing, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect offers a tip of the hat to the great Agatha Christie novel while at the same time being a modern reinvention of it. Leave it to Stevenson to make high-jinx and murder deviously good fun.’ NITA PROSE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid and The Mystery Guest

‘Clever, satisfying, impossible to put down and gloriously inventive. It’s fantastic. Books like this are why we love reading.’ STUART TURTON

A wild and wonderful ride . . . I laughed out loud.’ HAYLEY SCRIVENOR

‘Crazily good crime fiction. Don’t miss this train!’ CANDICE FOX


‘What an exceptionally fresh, smart, funny book — I’ve never read anything like this before.’ Jane Harper

‘As fresh and zingy as a salted lime. It’s Knives Out meets Richard Osman. Or Dexter by way of Agatha Christie. Or Schitt’s Creek with a body count.’ A J Finn

‘Readers won’t want to put this story down . . . This is undoubtedly a future classic.’ Big Issue Australia

‘For something different, look no further than the very clever and entirely experimental Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone . . . One of the most anticipated books of the year.’ Weekend Australian

‘The best thing I’ve read in ages. I absolutely loved it. Whip-smart, twisted, funny, and constructed with the pinpoint precision of a bloodthirsty watchmaker.’ Stuart MacBride

‘I absolutely LOVED it. Engaging, entertaining and charming. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it. It was such a fun read.’ Marian Keyes

‘Clever, unexpected, and not to be missed.’ Karin Slaughter

‘Elegantly sinuous, superbly plotted, and surprise-packed . . . One of the best damn things I’ve read this year.’ WrittenbySime

‘The most original novel you will read this year . . . a funny and clever novel that pays homage to the classic British murder mystery.’ Canberra Weekly

About the author:

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and his second novel, Either Side of Midnight, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback. Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, his third novel, was a huge bestseller and has so far been sold in twenty-seven territories around the world. It will soon be adapted into a major HBO TV series. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year 2022, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2023 and BookPeople’s Fiction Book of the Year 2023, as well as being named as one of The Sunday Times’s best crime novels of 2022. His new novel, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect, was released in October. Benjamin has sold out live shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel.
Instagram: @stevensonexperience

ISBN: 9780143779940

Publisher: Penguin


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