Book Review: Could You Survive Midsomer? By Simon Brew #CouldYouSurviveMidsomer @simonbrew @Octopus_Books @RandomTTours



All is not well in the beautiful county of Midsomer. On the eve of its first Villages In Bloom competition, a man lies slain, smelling of damson jam. Who could have done it?

Well, that’s where you come in. Step into the shoes of Midsomer CID’s newest recruit, choose your own path and decide which way the story goes.

Could You Survive Midsomer? sets off on an engaging pick-your-own adventure format to challenge the reader to solve a crime or succumb to the county’s suspiciously high death rate. Set in television’s most celebrated and murderous county, the book allows readers to see if they can get to the bottom of the mystery and bring the perpetrator to justice, avoiding an untimely, and possibly bizarre death, along the way. Your task is to make the right choices, solve the case and – most tricky of all – stay alive!

My Review

Shortly before the village in bloom competition, Peter James Maddock is found dead. As the reader it’s up to you to become the detective and find out what happened to Peter and why.

When I was young I absolutely adored choose your own adventure books. I loved the fact that you could start a story and then you could decide how the story panned out, essentially creating the storyline as you went along. When I received an invitation to be part of the blog tour for this book I couldn’t wait to be involved. This book brought back elements of my childhood as I have been looking for a book like this for awhile. I loved everything about this book from the format to the writing style. With a book like this there are endless possibilities depending on the path that you choose which I absolutely loved. It’s a book that you can read once and as soon as you’ve finished it you can start reading it again but you’ll end up with a different story each time.

Definitely a book that I would highly recommend!

Author Bio

Simon Brew is the former editor and founder of Den of Geek – the popular culture news and reviews website. He is the author of three books including Movie Geek, TV Geek and The Secret Life of the Movies. Simon is also the founder of the magazine and podcast Film Stories.

Midsomer Murders is a TV national treasure. For over 21 years, residents of this quintessentially English county have hosted a series of homicides, which have been at the centre of over 100 episodes. With a huge international fanbase, Midsomer Murders has sold in over 220 territories. A top export of the UK detective genre, the show is hugely popular in Germany, France and all over Scandinavia, as well as having major fanbases in North America and Canada, Australia – and Japan!