Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

T.A. Willberg

Concealed beneath the streets of London, 1958, lies the elusive world of Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries—a confounding maze of tunnels and halls, home to a myriad of curious gadgets—including a mechanised brass snake with built-in voice recorder, a stethoscope that can hear through walls and a chandelier that shoots out poison darts.

When twenty-three-year-old apprentice detective Marion Lane arrives at Miss Brickett’s for a day of training after another dreary weekend with her aunt, she learns that Michelle White, a filing assistant, has been murdered in the corridor outside the library. With the agency elaborately disguised and protected from the outside world, it becomes chillingly clear to everyone at Miss Brickett’s—the killer is one of their own.

When her closest confidant and fellow detective becomes the prime suspect in White’s murder, she is determined to clear her friend’s name and uncover the truth. Marion embarks on a perilous journey to find out who really killed Michelle White, and why…


Speculative / Historical Crime

UK Publication

Orion / Trapeze, Summer 2021

US Publication

HarperCollins / Park Row, December 2020

Rights Sales

UK & Commonwealth: Orion / Trapeze
North American: HarperCollins / Park Row
German: Piper
Turkish: Eksik Parça