Five Minds (Hardback)

The Speculative Thriller of 2021

Guy Morpuss

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle meets Westworld in this stunning high-concept crime thriller of multiple minds, changing allegiances and revenge

'An addictive read that will remain with you long after you emerge from the rabbit hole' - THE TIMES

'
A marvellously twisty whodunnit [with] the brutal, clockwork ingenuity of an Agatha Christie mystery' - FT

'A pacy, exciting and most unusual crime story' - GUARDIAN
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SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER

The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years.

Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.

Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game? It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them...

This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.
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'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - SARAH PEARSE

'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' - EVE SMITH

'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' - HELEN FIELDS

'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' - MATT WESOLOWSKI


'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' - PHILIPPA EAST


'Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed' - DAVID JACKSON


'A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece' - ADAM CHRISTOPHER

'The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride' - TIM GLISTER

Publication date: 02/09/2021

£12.99

ISBN: 9781788165662

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

Five Minds (Ebook)

The Speculative Thriller of 2021

Guy Morpuss

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle meets Westworld in this stunning high-concept crime thriller of multiple minds, changing allegiances and revenge

'An addictive read that will remain with you long after you emerge from the rabbit hole' - THE TIMES

'
A marvellously twisty whodunnit [with] the brutal, clockwork ingenuity of an Agatha Christie mystery' - FT

'A pacy, exciting and most unusual crime story' - GUARDIAN
________________________________________

SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER

The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years.

Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.

Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game? It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them...

This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.
______________________________________

'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - SARAH PEARSE

'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' - EVE SMITH

'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' - HELEN FIELDS

'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' - MATT WESOLOWSKI


'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' - PHILIPPA EAST


'Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed' - DAVID JACKSON


'A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece' - ADAM CHRISTOPHER

'The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride' - TIM GLISTER

Publication date: 02/09/2021

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782837268

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

Five Minds (Hardback)

Five Minds (Audiobook)

The Speculative Thriller of 2021

Guy Morpuss

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle meets Westworld in this stunning high-concept crime thriller of multiple minds, changing allegiances and revenge

'An addictive read that will remain with you long after you emerge from the rabbit hole' – THE TIMES

'
A marvellously twisty whodunnit [with] the brutal, clockwork ingenuity of an Agatha Christie mystery' – FT

'A pacy, exciting and most unusual crime story' – GUARDIAN
________________________________________

SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER

The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years.

Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.

Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game? It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them…

This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.
______________________________________

'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' – SARAH PEARSE

'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' – EVE SMITH

'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' – HELEN FIELDS

'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' – MATT WESOLOWSKI


'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' – PHILIPPA EAST


'Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed' – DAVID JACKSON


'A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece' – ADAM CHRISTOPHER

'The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride' – TIM GLISTER

Publication date: 02/09/2021

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782839361

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

Read by: Joe Jameson

Guy Morpuss

Guy Morpuss

Guy Morpuss is a barrister and QC at a commercial law firm in London, specialising in financial and sports law. To the surprise of everyone, including himself, he suddenly found time to write a novel about five people stuck in one body, trying to kill one another. He lives in Surrey with his wife and two children.