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The Mask of Merryvale Manor
The Mask of Merryvale Manor

The Mask of Merryvale Manor



320 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: June 2024

ISBN 9781914148484

Rights: US & CA

Fairlight Books (Jun 2024)


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‘We’re actually all rather terrible.’On the cusp of the 1960s, when fourteen-year-old Ben moves into the ancestral home of his aunt and uncle, he is shocked by their wealth and glamour. Under the watchful eye of the Merryvale Mask, his sophisticated cousins teach him how to appreciate their languid opulence and draw him into the world of the elites. But five years later, when a woman’s body is found on the estate, his new life begins to crumble.As the family is placed at the centre of a murder investigation, Ben starts to see their manipulative power in a harsher light. Placed on a collision course with his family, Ben faces a dilemma: how far is he willing to go to fit into their world?

Author Biography

Pete Sherlock is an investigative journalist at the BBC, based in Birmingham. He started his journalism career working for several local newspapers across London, and has won a Wincott Award for data journalism and an award for editorial innovation at the Drum Online Media Awards. He is also a volunteer mentor for students wanting to break into journalism. Pete inherited his love of literature from his mum, and he studied English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He has been writing short stories and poems ever since. The Mask of Merryvale Manor is his debut novel.