The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

Whatever happens, don’t tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham…

Jasper is not ordinary. In fact, he would say he is extraordinary…

Synaesthesia paints the sounds of his world in a kaleidoscope of colours that no one else can see. But on Friday, he discovered a new colour – the colour of murder.

He’s sure something has happened to his neighbour, Bee Larkham, but no-one else seems to be taking it as seriously as they should be. The knife and the screams are all mixed up in his head and he’s scared that he can’t quite remember anything clearly.

But where is Bee? Why hasn’t she come home yet? Jasper must uncover the truth about that night – including his own role in what happened…

Title:The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780008256371
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About Sarah J. Harris

Sarah J. Harris is an author and freelance education journalist who regularly writes for national newspapers. She became fascinated by synaesthesia and face blindness during her work as a journalist. Sarah previously wrote YA under the pseudonym


    The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder Reviews

  • Fran

    Jasper Wishart, 13, sees the world as a kaleidoscope of color. He suffers from synesthesia, causing him to see colors when he hears sounds. Additionally, he has face blindness. His world is filled wit...

  • Marialyce

    Well, I got up to the 51% mark and I find that I just can't continue. So another book into the DNF file. I should have really liked this book but I found it to be long and so drawn out and the word I ...

  • Liz Barnsley

    I'm not sure I was QUITE as enamoured of this one as some people but it was beautifully written and different - the descriptive sense of what it is like to have Synaesthesia was stunning and rather go...

  • Karen

    A super creative mystery by Sarah J. Harris involving an unusual 13-year old boy named Jasper preoccupied with parakeets and born with synesthesia, the superpower of seeing colors when he hears sounds...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    DNFIf I read one more thing about bloody parakeets I will seriously stab myself in the eyeball!!I’m sorry I just couldn’t do it anymore! I tried really hard to get into this but I just really disl...

  • Michael

    As much as I love a good murder mystery read, I have come to the conclusion that originality is not one of the genre's finest points. But with this, the debut novel by British author Sarah J. Harris w...

  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)

    ‘Don’t tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham…’ The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder is described as ‘a touching coming-of-age story and an intriguing mystery, a poignant and unforgettable...

  • Laura

    This is a charming, unique story about Jasper, a boy with synesthesia - so he can can 'see' colours from sounds. It's not a condition that I have any prior knowledge of so this made for interesting r...

  • Jennifer

    The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder is an original and fascinating murder mystery.The narrator is 13 year old Jasper. The story is set in the UK.Jasper is an intriguing and unusual narrator. First off h...

  • Angela

    I won this copy in a Goodreads giveaway.The idea of the protagonist as a young boy with synaesthesia and also prosopagnosia (face-blindness) was interesting, but for me it didn't work. The mentioning ...