Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

The letter was short. A name, a time, a place.

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder plunges readers into the heart of London, to the secret tunnels that exist far beneath the city streets. There, a mysterious group of detectives recruited for Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries use their cunning and gadgets to solve crimes that have stumped Scotland Yard.

Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant for Miss Brickett’s named Michelle White receives a letter warning her that a heinous act is about to occur. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can’t see—her death the only sign she wasn’t alone. It becomes chillingly clear that the person responsible must also work for Miss Brickett’s, making everyone a suspect.

Almost unwillingly, Marion Lane, a first-year Inquirer-in-training, finds herself being drawn ever deeper into the investigation. When her friend and mentor is framed for the crime, to clear his name she must sort through the hidden alliances at Miss Brickett’s and secrets dating back to WWII. Masterful, clever and deliciously suspenseful, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder is a fresh take on the Agatha Christie—style locked-room mystery with an exciting new heroine detective at the helm.

Title:Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
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  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quote:But that was the thing about death, as Marion knew so well. No matter how much the deceased were loved, life does not wait for the grieving. Though on the inside everything will change ...

  • Linden

    It's 1958, and 23 year old Marion, who lives with her abrasive grandmother in London, is invited to apply for a job at a small bookstore. It turns out that this is a cover for a group called the Inqui...

  • Amanda McGill

    Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder reminded me so much of Harry Potter and it brought back so many amazing memories. Marion is an intern learning about the secret world of detectives in underground L...

  • Jennifer

    Thoughts to come......

  • Sarah Penner

    This book is so delightfully fun & escapist! An underground investigative organization...clocks and keys and hidden rooms...a secret map...alchemy and old war secrets...there is so much to love here! ...

  • tomisin ?

    2/5 stars ⭐️⭐️ It's like Harry Potter but without the flavor. It started out pretty great and was super engaging, but that fell apart pretty quickly. The whole mystery was pretty bland and un...

  • Ks.

    Wow. Just wow. I often say that I "couldn't put the book down," but this time I literally could not put it down! All that I remember from the last two days is sleeping and reading this book! I absolut...

  • Gobookmart

    Originally posted on Gobookmart Review :Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg is a totally superb locked room secret loaded with steampunk components. Set in 1958 after world war Lon...

  • Michelle

    3.5 starsReview to come....

  • Sarah-Hope

    This book was very engaging at the beginning—an alternate, post-WWII London with an unofficial "investigative" force that emerged out of the Bletchley Park code-breaking program and that is housed i...