The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder

The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder

A Novel

Book - 2018
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In the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia--a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds--who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible. Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart lives in a world of dazzling color that no one else can see, least of all his dad. Words, numbers, days of the week, people's voices--everything has its own unique shade. But recently Jasper has been haunted by a color he doesn't like or understand: the color of murder. Convinced he's done something terrible to his new neighbor, Bee Larkham, Jasper revisits the events of the last few months to paint the story of their relationship from the very beginning. As he struggles to untangle the knot of untrustworthy memories and colors that will lead him to the truth, it seems that there's someone else out there determined to stop him--at any cost.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501187896
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 23 cm


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Written "in the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," this is the story of a 13-year-old girl with synesthesia, a condition that causes her to perceive colors in response to stimuli. Everything is a vibrant experience of color: music, feelings, moods, expressi... Read More »

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Oct 24, 2018

Bee Larkham’s murder novel starts intriguingly with the utilization of a 13 year old’s linguistic abilities. It should be intended for children that age rather than mature readers. Why was Jasper involved? Was it because of her autistic abilities to interpret color?


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