Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor

Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor

by Anthony E. Zuiker

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Overview

British butler Giles has taken a job for three times his usual salary. He is soon to find out that he will forever be cursed and faced with allowing a group of unknowing people to meet a killer so maniacal and twisted that the murders are virtually motiveless. Giles welcomes ten guests to a luxurious estate where they will be embarking on a diabolical game of life and death. Giles, while on the guests' side, is a leader who will get out of the way of the killer and stand by as one person in each chapter is murdered in an outrageous manner. For example, one murder is a choreographed shark where the guests have to retrieve the victim's head from the shark's body. Another murder will be at the hands of a driverless car a la Stephen King's Christine. After each murder, the rest of the guests will have their choice of investigating the crime scene, the body or the last known whereabouts. They then must present their account of the details of the murder. The two whose assessments are least accurate will not sleep easy, knowing one of them will be killed shortly and painfully. In the end, we will be left with the winner, the loser and the killer. The epilogue will set up Giles's continued journey and Book 2.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401305918
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Series: Digital Picture Book
Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 391,103
File size: 1 MB

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Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently became addicted to the show WhoDunnit? and after finding out about the book I bought it immedietly. This book was so interesting I could not put it down! I literally finished the book in 4 hours! Something I liked about the book was that the characters had similarity traits with the contestants from season 1 of WhoDunnit?. For example, Jaqualine was a cardiaric nurse and a grandmother. On the show, Dana is the same exact thing. In my opinion adding the character traits was the cherry on top because fans of the show could connect who was portraying who in the show. Overall I enjoyed te book very much and I am extremely excited for the next book.
ClarkKent419 More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing. The dialogue and phrasing was all very good. Unfortunately the repetitive nature of the story didn't work nearly as well for a book as it did for episodic TV. Not bad, but I probably wouldn't read any more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, I REALLY want to read this book! I watched the TV series and everything, but the thing is im only about a 12 or 13 year old boy and I was wondering if I was too young to read this? If someone thinks so or doesnt think so, just write another review telling me what you think! -CGC
CB2010 More than 1 year ago
50 ways to kill your house guests! I was a little bit trepidatious reading this during the TV version because I was worried it would give away the plot--it didn't, but it was the same basic mystery style. A group of guests think they won a fabulous vacation only to find they're prisoners of a diabolical killer who is there among them. The method of killing is different (often more gruesome), although it did see some similarities--like this book was a test case for the show. Of course in the book, people are actually dying, unlike on the show, so there is a bigger sense of tension. There is more background on Giles and the staff and how they ended up there, which was nice. However, it's the same basic plot of picking off the guests one by one until the killer is revealed. The ending (not the who, but the followup after the killer is revealed) is similar enough to the show, which really doesn't make sense in a story murder plot than a murder game show. One thing that's annoying is, also like the show, you get to follow along to figure out how each victim was killed, but other than the eliminations, you don't get actual clues which fairly point to the killer. I see there's a sequel, but I don't plan to purchase if it's just a rerun of new murders. I'd recommend instead reading Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," where the masterful Christie weaves together an actual connected plot to figure out the killer's identity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I became very addicted to this book towards the end. It is a must have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me intrigued from the first chapter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the show and the dead bodies looked so reallll!!! And the plot is so good i love melinas sweet innocent girl appearances. HMM maybe shes the killer!!!!! { ;
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I liked the TV show for the most part which is why I wanted to read this book. I'd say it's a fairly quick read which will make you want to go from chapter to chapter as fast as you can. But that said, I can't say this was the most professionally written book I've ever read. Much like the show, I found the characters to either be forgettable or annoying. The murders and puzzles were interesting, much like in the show, but the conclusion I also found disappointing. There just didn't seem to be enough facts to piece together who the killer was and the killer's reveal just felt like a letdown. But all of that said, I'd say this was at least worth an afternoon read for mystery lovers. Just don't expect too much. I'd give it a C, passable, but it should have been better.
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Lisa55 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT! I LOVED IT! So, I was admittedly a fan of the TV series, that led me to buy the book. I was spell-bound by the murderous action and the complexity of the diabolical murders. I was haunted by the book, as I couldn't stop thinking where I was in the book and who was left and who the murder was....and I never did come to the correct conclusion! I am still freaking out about the gruesomeness I could picture in some of the crime scenes. The book made me want to go back and read Agatha Christie's "10 Little Indians", which I read probably 35 or more years ago! I'm not going to say it was the best written book I've ever read in that the writing style was simplistic (and that's ok) and there wasn't enough detail for adequate character development; however, you can clearly see I enjoyed the story. I'm going to have to buy the sequel....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really great read for fans of the CSI franchise( this is written by the creator!) This book has you hanging on until the end to see who the killer is. Lots of twists and turns and reminiscent of the Clue board game, this novel is exciting and darkly humorous. Loved it!
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I loved the T.V show and this book is the same! One of my best reads of the summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whodunnit is an excellent book, very much recommended. This book also sheds light into the backstory of Giles.
MaseratiQuattro More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Murder after murder, the suspense was killing me. If you want a good read, make sure you go and grab this book. If you want to enhance the experience watch "Whodunnit" on ABC.
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westkayla1221 More than 1 year ago
Ten guests arrive at Westlake Estate expecting a week of pampering and leisure. What they do not realize until it is too late...there is a killer among them. On their first day, during a wonderful dinner to kick off their week, one of the guests suddenly bursts into flames. The guest slumps to the floor dead, leaving the rest of the guests in horrored shock.   They are soon given the rules to a horrific game of life and death. A game that forces them to use their imaginations and their deductive reasoning skills to figure out how each grisly murder was committed. The cost of getting it wrong: becoming the next victim.   Each guest is pushed to their emotional limits as they deal with the killers ruthless attitude toward human life. They also begin to show their own true colours in the face of each tragedy.    Sometimes, keeping your enemy close is the only answer.   Since I watched the show Whodunnit in its entirety, I was definitely intrigued and excited to read it in book form. The book does work like the show, but with one wonderful twist. Each death in the book can go so much farther than the individual deaths in the show could. Some of the bodies are actually dismembered! YAY! That is one point that made me extremely happy. I mean, you can only kill someone so many times while keeping their bodies whole, am I right?   Anyway...I actually listened to the audio book of this. Most likely because Giles the butler () was the one reading it. He was my favourite in that entire show!   Also, the audio book has some features that cannot be applied to the regular book. Mainly, the creepy music at the end. *Do not listen to at night if afraid of the dark.   So...I totally recommend this for fans of the show, and murder mystery buffs everywhere.   P.S.: I CALLED THE KILLER FROM THE BEGINNING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U have to get this book its soooo good!and this is coming from a elevan year old. If u liked the hit series whodunnit u will luv this book.
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