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  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761048845
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone

2023’s most original murder mystery




Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in an ingenious blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST 2022
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2022
ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST 2023
BOOKPEOPLE FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST 2023
INDIE BOOK AWARD 2023 LONGLIST

‘An ingenious and hilarious meta-murder mystery.’ The Sunday Times

'Exceptionally clever and amusing . . . Stevenson carries off this tour de force with all the aplomb of a master magician who conducts his tricks in plain view.' Publishers Weekly (USA) Starred Review

'What an exceptionally fresh, smart, funny book — I’ve never read anything like this before.’ #1 bestselling author Jane Harper

‘I absolutely LOVED it. It’s so engaging, entertaining and charming. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it. It was SUCH a fun read.’ Marian Keyes

'Clever, unexpected, and not to be missed.' NYT and international bestselling author Karin Slaughter

I was dreading the Cunningham family reunion even before the first murder.

Before the storm stranded us at the mountain resort, snow and bodies piling up.

The thing is, us Cunninghams don’t really get along. We’ve only got one thing in common: we’ve all killed someone.

My brother
My step-sister
My wife
My father
My mother

My sister-in-law
My uncle
My stepfather

My aunt
Me
The Australian novel that has taken the world by (snow)storm. Following a heated auction in Hollywood, film/TV rights were sold to HBO, and publishing rights to 26 countries so far!

‘I absolutely loved it. Utterly original, hugely entertaining, and a must-read for every fan of the mystery genre.’ Jane Harper
'The most luxuriantly enjoyable novel I've read in years. And years . . . I only wish there were more members of the Cunningham clan, so that this raucous, matchlessly entertaining mystery could go on longer.' AJ Finn

'This is undoubtedly a future classic.' The Big Issue

'The most original crime novel you will read this year.' Canberra Weekly

'For something different, look no further than the very clever and entirely experimental Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone ... one of the most anticipated books of the year.' Weekend Australian

'An engrossing whodunnit, with an ingenious twist on the classic crime genre. The type of book you finish and want to immediately read again.' Kyle Perry

'If you're a classic murder mystery fan looking for something fresh and original, you will absolutely love this. I did.' Anna Downes

'The best thing I've read in ages. I absolutely loved it. Whip-smart, twisted, funny, and constructed with the pinpoint precision of a bloodthirsty watchmaker.' Stuart MacBride

  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761048845
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Benjamin Stevenson

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and his second novel, Either Side of Midnight, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback.

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, his third novel, was a huge bestseller and has so far been sold in twenty-seven territories around the world. It will soon be adapted into a major HBO TV series. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year 2022, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2023 and BookPeople's Fiction Book of the Year 2023, as well as being named as one of The Sunday Times's best crime novels of 2022.

His new novel, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect, was released in October.

Benjamin has sold out live shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel.


Instagram: @stevensonexperience

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Praise for Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone

I absolutely loved it. Utterly original, hugely entertaining, and a must-read for every fan of the mystery genre. What an exceptionally fresh, smart, funny book - I've never read anything like this before.

Jane Harper

An engrossing whodunnit, with an ingenious twist on the classic crime genre. The type of book you finish and want to immediately read again

Kyle Perry

If you're a classic murder mystery fan looking for something fresh and original, you will absolutely love this

Anna Downes

A mystery for anyone who thinks they know all too well how mysteries are supposed to work

Gabriel Bergmoser

Clever, unexpected, and not to be missed

Karin Slaughter

I absolutely loved it. It's so engaging, entertaining and charming. I don't think I've ever read anything like it, and it's such a fun read

Marian Keyes

This was such a clever, compelling read. It's a must for anyone who loves the rules of crime fiction, but it still packs plenty of twists. It had me laughing and turning the pages in equal measure. Bravo Mr Stevenson!

S.J. Bennett

The best thing I've read in ages. I absolutely loved it. Whip-smart, twisted, funny, and constructed with the pinpoint precision of a bloodthirsty watchmaker.

Stuart MacBride

This book had me hooked from the first chapter. Deliciously funny, dark and intriguing

Alex Pavesi

Surprising, darkly funny, clever and charming - you won't want to put this one down

Living Edge

A homage to a golden age whodunnit, with a page-turner plot . . . Smart and funny

Business Post

An exceptionally clever and amusing mystery. Stevenson carries off this tour de force with all the aplomb of a master magician who conducts his tricks in plain view

Publishers Weekly

An ingenious and hilarious meta-murder mystery . . . strangely moving

Sunday Times 'Best Crime Books of 2022'

My go-to recommendation this year. It has everything I love about great twisty mystery, presented in a hugely original package

Jane Harper, Daily Express

As fresh and zingy as a salted lime. It's Knives Out meets Richard Osman. Or Dexter by way of Agatha Christie. Or Schitt's Creek with a body count. It's also the most luxuriantly enjoyable novel I've read in years. And years. I began toting my copy around town so that strangers would ask me about it - who could resist that title? I only wish there were more members of the Cunningham clan, so that this raucous, matchlessly entertaining mystery could go on longer. Benjamin Stevenson, I've got a lot to learn from you

A.J. Finn

A really fresh take on classic crime

Jane Harper, Good Housekeeping

Awards & recognition

Australian Book Design Awards

Longlisted  •  2022  •  Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2023  •  General Fiction Book of the Year

BookPeople Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2023  •  Adult Fiction Book of the Year

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