Goodnight Irene

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A brilliant detective…A baffling murder…An isolated manor…A list of less than perfect suspects with perfect alibis…No way out…It’s going to be a long and gruesome night. Hired to stop a murder at a birthday party of invited suspects at a Mississippi Manor cut off from the world by The Great Flood of 1927, Detective Rowan Manory needs to solve a 20-year-old case to save his client from unwrapping a deadly and perhaps deserved gift of revenge. Can Manory figure out the identity of the murderer before the bodies start dropping? Goodnight Irene is a locked-room murder mystery that will have you guessing until the final reveal.

Praise for Goodnight Irene.

“One of the best original impossible crime novels of 2018.” –

“Byrnside delivers a classic, historical murder mystery that maintains focus and tension up until its satisfying conclusion.” – The Booklife Report

“Goodnight Irene by James Scott Byrnside is an excellent example of a locked-room whodunit, reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her most devious. 4 out of 4 stars”-

“It’s gratifying to read a modern author who truly gets the genre and applies it with some expertise.” –

“Goodnight Irene is an ambitiously written, intricately plotted detective novel.” –

“A masterful performance.” – suddenlyathisresidence

“The tension and suspense amalgamate well with the eerie atmosphere.” – The Book Decoder