Eastbourne author Peter Boon is best known for his Murder Mystery novels. Boon’s first book Who Killed Miss Finch?, soon became a welcome phenomenon for the young and old readers of the time; some reviews Goodreads cited the book was a “The atmosphere”, and had the book “diversity”; However, some comments have been made that it focuses on the “young adult” and not generally a “Fun” read for the elderly.
Boon’s novella franchise focuses on his hometown of Eastbourne; The main character named “Edward Crisp” refers to Chalk Gap. Chalk Gap is similar to a place called Birling Gap, located in Eastbourne and known for its “towering white chalk cliffs and beach”; It is also home to the Seven Sisters, to which tourists hike (from personal experience hiking the Seven Sisters is a challenge in itself).
in the “Who killed Miss Finch?” Noah, (Edwards student librarian who has autism) character development, revolves around the likes and dislikes of neurodivergents. These people (like Noah) are more determined and this leads to the fact that they (he) do not want or have to solve a puzzle or problem, search for answers and prove their right; In this scenario, Noah’s brain is leading him to believe that one of his “mystery novels has come to life.”
Throughout the novel (the main character, Edward) struggles to overcome his crippling anxiety and socially awkward intrusions in his hometown. This battle between the mind and mental health gives character to the storyline as it is linked to everyday life, such as experiences that teenagers sometimes have to go through.
“Who Killed Miss Finch” was a big hit on many platforms. Boon’s book achieved record sales from epic proposals. One of those places was the US, where Boon hit #1 on the Young Adult Detective Chart on November 20, 2022; which Boon had already published books 2,3 & 4 at that point.
Books two and three also reached #3 and #4 on the US Young Adult Detective Charts. I suspect this is a major achievement on the writing side, as it is well known in the writing industry that releasing a hit is difficult. Not just with his first book!.
“Who killed Miss Finch?” was a novel inspired by Agatha Christine and her murderous secrets, and the next book in the series awaits your theory on the mysteries and secrets behind closed doors. A series worth reading!
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