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...

  • 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...

  • Latkins

    This novel, narrated by 13-year-old Jasper, is an original murder mystery. It will inevitably be compared to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, as, like Christopher in that novel, Jasp...

  • Sarah

    A really fantastic, well researched novel. So unique and interesting, it kept me guessing until the end. Would recommend for fans of The Curious Incident....

  • Amy Morgan

    Thank you Edelweiss for my review copy of this book. 13 year old Jasper sees the world a little differently than the rest of us. A severely autistic child with both synesthesia and face blindness Jasp...

  • Stacey

    I am so glad I won a copy of this book in a giveaway. Jasper is truly a unique character, I absolutely adore him. And much like him, the quarter sized ink blob on page 35 definitely caused me to cring...

  • 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 ...

  • Alan

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.This was an enjoyable book and totally different from any other books in this genre. I have never heard of Synesthesia before! The ...

  • Colette Lamberth

    I saw the title of this book and, even before I saw the blurb, decided I needed to read it. It’s definitely something that would catch my eye on a library shelf. The main character Jasper is 13 but ...

  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother

    This novel is possibly one of the quirkiest novels I have ever come across. The protagonist Jasper Wisham, has to be the ultimate unreliable narrator. As Jasper, as we come to know and love him, has l...