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The rules are simple.

But the game is not.

At eleven years old, Morgan Sheppard solved the murder of a teacher when everyone else believed it to be a suicide. The publicity surrounding the case laid the foundation for his reputation as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He parlayed that fame into a gig as TV's "resident detective," solving the more typical tawdry daytime talk show mysteries like "Who is the father?" and "Is he cheating?"

Until, that is, Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in an unfamiliar hotel room. Around him, five strangers are slowly waking up, as well. Soon they discover a corpse in the bathtub and Sheppard is challenged to put his deductive skills to the test. One of the people in the room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the murder. If he doesn't find the killer, they all will die.

An ingenious, page-turning debut, Chris McGeorge's Guess Who matches the high-wire plotting of classic "locked room" mysteries into the unstoppable pacing of the modern-day thriller.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

British author McGeorge's debut thriller falls short of the promise of its impressive setup. One day, Morgan Sheppard, the troubled star of a reality TV program, Resident Detective, who achieved renown after solving a teacher's murder when he was only 11, awakes to find himself handcuffed to a bed in a London hotel room. With him are five strangers, including an attorney, an actress, and a hotel employee. The room is locked, with no way out, and there's a bloody corpse in the bathroom. The room's TV set turns on, and someone wearing a cartoon horse mask announces that one of the five is a murderer-and that Morgan has three hours to solve the killing or the hotel will be blown up. After Morgan persuades the others to free him, he discovers that the dead man is Simon Winter, his former therapist. With the clock ticking down, Morgan tries frantically to identify the murderer and the motive for his captivity. Unfortunately, the resolution comes as a letdown. Still, McGeorge's gift for creating suspense augurs well for the future. Agent: Hannah Sheppard, DHH Literary Agency (U.K.). (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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