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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel
Audiobook9 hours

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel

Written by Benjamin Stevenson

Narrated by Barton Welch

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this “utterly original” (Jane Harper), “not to be missed” (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

“A witty twist on classic whodunits… Stevenson not only 'plays fair,' he plays the mystery game very, very well.” -- Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate.

I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it’s a little more complicated than that.

Have I killed someone? Yes. I have.

Who was it?

Let’s get started.


My brother

My stepsister

My wife

My father

My mother

My sister-in-law

My uncle

My stepfather

My aunt


Editor's Note

Play on cozy whodunnits…

With a title like “Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone” (also the novel’s opening line), it’s no surprise that Stevenson’s latest is delightfully cheeky and intriguing. A self-referential play on cozy whodunnits, it follows Ernie Cunningham and his untrustworthy family, all reuniting at a remote ski resort. The first body drops quickly, and the plot develops via Ernie’s detective work. HBO has already acquired the rights to this entertaining mystery, making it a must-read before the series premieres.

Release dateJan 17, 2023
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel

Benjamin Stevenson

BENJAMIN STEVENSON is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on The Comedy Central. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the US. He currently works with some of Australia’s best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia. Trust Me When I Lie is his first novel.

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Rating: 4.258064516129032 out of 5 stars

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A nice change of pace for a murder mystery and finally a great narrator! Cannot wait for more novels from this author.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Really good job on this book I enjoyed it very much.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    If you are a lover of Christie’s novels and other classic whodunnits, you will have the most fun reading this. IMHO
    Darkly funny
    Predictably unpredictable turns and reveal
    Mostly plot, with some heartfelt moments
    Looking forward to the sequel!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This was a really good book. It was 4.5 stars. It was clever and very funny. It would have been 5 stars but there were a few moments were it was trying just a bit too hard for the funny sarcastic and clever bit. A little overdone.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The narrator was great, the story was gripping and this author is definitely added to my Must Read list. Check this out if you have any love for mystery, who-dun-it or thriller novels. Or if you want to hear some great Australian fiction!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great mystery with a wonderful narrator. The story was well thought out and I was guessing until the end. Very enjoyable and humorous.