In the Hall with the Knife: A Clue Mystery

By: Diana Peterfreund

When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students—including Beth “Peacock” Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam “Mustard” Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry—are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, his body is found in the conservatory, and it’s very clear his death was no accident. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder. Fans of the CLUE board game and cult classic film will delight in Diana Peterfreund’s modern reimagining of the brand, its characters, and the dark, magnificent old mansion with secrets hidden within its walls.

ISBN: 9781419738340

JLG Release: Dec 2019

Sensitive Areas: Violence: Mild Violence
Topics: Mystery and detective stories , Thrillers and suspense , Clue (board game) , Boarding schools , Murder mysteries , Social classes , Maine , Point of view

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First Release

December 2019



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Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Mild Violence


Mystery and detective stories, Thrillers and suspense, Clue (board game), Boarding schools, Murder mysteries, Social classes, Maine, Point of view,

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Mystery, Thriller

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