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Entertainment Favourites of January 2015: Elizabeth is Missing and The Lost Chapter Mystery

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Without doubt my favourite read of January 2015 was Elizabeth is Missing. I’d picked this up a while ago via Audible and for some reason hadn’t started it even though it looked really intriguing. I then saw a tweet from a book blogger praising it and it spurred me to push it to the top of my TBR list. I’m so glad it did. This was a beautiful read – funny and tender, disturbing and entertaining.

About Elizabeth is Missing
Elizabeth is MissingElizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey’s stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon’s Christopher. Meet Maud …

‘Elizabeth is missing’, reads the note in Maud’s pocket in her own handwriting.

Lately, Maud’s been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war.

A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won’t be forgotten.

‘Elizabeth Is Missing will stir and shake you: an investigation into a seventy-year-old crime, through the eyes of the most likeably unreliable of narrators. But the real mystery at its compassionate core is the fragmentation of the human mind.’ – Emma Donoghue

‘A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp’ – Deborah Moggach

Emma Healey is 28 years old and grew up in London. She has spent most of her working life in libraries, bookshops and galleries. She completed the MA in Creative Writing: Prose at UEA in 2011.Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.

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I’ve started gaming again, both casually on my Nexus and also on the PS3. (Skyrim is the current game of choice on the PS3, with David sharing responsibility for keeping our Nord alive. It’s not going well.)  My game of the month for January has to be The Lost Chapter Mystery. This was a really clever little game, with a ‘game within a game’ twist. The puzzles were fun and it was a decent length with just the right amount of hair-tearing. Definitely work a look!

About The Lost Chapter Mystery

The Lost Chapter is a mystery game that launches you into an adventure where you step into the shoes of a private detective hired to solve a murder case. A video game programmer has been murdered and bizarre clues were left at the crime scene. Among the mysterious clues is a classic video game. Could it be related to the crime?

Unfortunately this is just the first of many murders. As the body count rises, it is clear that the murderer is no fool. He is cold, calculating, and obviously has a dark motive. You seek answers, but they will not be easy to find.

Two stories will start to unfold. The main story and the classic video-game’s story. Your task is to find the connection and discover the murderer’s identity before it’s too late.

Explore the city looking for clues that will help you unravel the riddle that will forever change the lives of everyone involved.

Features:

• Classic point and click adventure
• Inspired by classic mystery games
• Suspenseful and intriguing murder mystery story-line
• Realistic characters, dialogues and scenarios
• Memorable scenes
• Play a retro-styled video game searching for clues
• Fun and challenging puzzles
• Gain achievements for solving the riddles

If you enjoy playing point and click adventure mystery games, this game is for you.

Do you have what it takes to step into the mind of a deranged serial killer and use your detective skills to solve the case?

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Donna Brown
Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.

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