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 s Whatever happens, don?t tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham? Jasper is not ordinary. In ...

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Title:The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
Author:Sarah J. Harris
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder Reviews

  • Angela
    Feb 17, 2018
    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 of the colours he sees constantly was just too much and I found it annoying and bori...
  • Karen
    Jun 17, 2018
    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. Jasper also has difficulty recognizing faces. Although a work of fiction, this book ...
  • Noemi Proietti
    Apr 23, 2018
    I really loved this novel. It is unique, a murder story whose protagonist is a young boy who sees the world in a different way from the rest of the world. ?I am glad I am not like most other teenage boys because I get to see the world in its full multi-coloured glory.? Jasper...
  • Jennifer
    May 22, 2018
    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 he is only 13 years old. Usually that would mean that this was a Young Adult no...
  • Michael
    May 28, 2018
    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 we have just that. Trying to even compare this to anything before is a trial with my be...
  • Reagan
    May 20, 2018
    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you Goodreads, Harper Collins, and Sarah J. Harris. I ended up really liking this book. I was a bit hesitant when I started because of all the comparisons to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime which I adored. I ...
  • Laura
    May 30, 2018
    This is a charming, unique story about Jasper, a boy withsynesthesia - 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 reading. Jasper is a frustrating character in many ways, especially as the novel is ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 02, 2018
    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. ...
  • Fran
    May 17, 2018
    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 with anonymous faces that are only recognizable to him by voice, choice of clothing, hats...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 18, 2018
    Don't tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham... I'm not really a mystery or thriller person. I will roll my eyes at their cliched covers and consciously twisty plots. But The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder springs these on you. The mystery over the icicles in the kitchen, bubble...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 03, 2018
    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 gorgeous - the highlight really, in the imaginative sense. Minus that though it's a n...
  • Shruthi
    May 26, 2018
    A longer version of this review is available here at my blog Reading Recluses I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review. Jasper Wishart is a 13 year old boy who has synesthesia, a condition where sounds...
  • Michelle
    Jun 08, 2018
    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. A very original mystery about a 13 year old boy who has a rare medical condition, Synaesthesia (he is most likely Autistic too). Jasper doesn't experience sounds and words in the same way as other people. He sees different colours and co...
  • Amy Morgan
    Jan 17, 2018
    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 Jasper has a hard time just existing some days. The only person who really understood him ...
  • Lindsay Galvin
    Apr 25, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this colourful literary mystery from the point of view of thirteen year old Jasper who has face blindness and synaesthesia, making him a unique witness to the out of the ordinary events happening on his ordinary street. The portrayal of Jasper interpreting the worl...
  • Latkins
    Jan 28, 2018
    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, Jasper has an unusual way of perceiving the world. It's never explicitly stated that he'd ...
  • Alan
    Nov 18, 2017
    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 book is a cleverly written and whilst i rarely write what a story is about, I do h...
  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    Jun 05, 2018
    ?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 read?perfect for fans of bestselling authors such as Mark Haddon and Graeme Sim...
  • Sue Frances
    Mar 12, 2018
    Both funny and tragic this is a highly original novel. Jasper is thirteen years old and has a condition called Synaesthesia, in which he sees the world through a rainbow of colours. On a fateful Friday he sees a new colour, the colour of murder. Can Jasper make sense of what he's seen?...
  • Carole
    May 23, 2018
    I was incredibly lucky to receive an ARC of this book. Just looking at the cover made me want to read it, but once I started I could not stop. Thirteen year old Jasper Wishart can't distinguish people's faces, but he can see their voices in color. Some are bright blue, others mustard y...
  • Colette Lamberth
    Mar 29, 2018
    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 he definitely came across as younger, possibly due to the conditions he suffers from. ...
  • Roy
    Jun 02, 2018
    I wasnt overly fond of this for some reason and I dont know why. The concept of the story was awesome and I loved the way it was written with the descriptions and colours. I just found the plot unfolding too slowly due to Japsers condition and lack of awareness due to this. I understan...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    May 01, 2018
    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 learning difficulties. Which doesn?t mean that what he says is untrue/lies either, it...
  • Jay Dwight
    May 04, 2018
    Certainly a different type of crime story. Our narrator is a most unusual character. He's a 13 year old autistic child, who sees sound as colours, and also suffers from face-blindness which prevents him from recognising anyone's face. As a result, of the face blindness, Jasper is no...
  • Sara Oxton
    Mar 07, 2018
    The Colour of Bee Larkham?s Murder by Sarah J Harris a powerful four-star read. This won?t be everyone?s cup of tea as not everyone will enjoy the style of writing, but give it a go as its beautifully written and powerful beyond belief. Jasper is our narrator and for a young man ...
  • Tolga Yozçu
    May 09, 2018
    There?s so much questions about that book in my mind. I adore author?s writing style. It was so good and different. But time changes made my mind blurry. Sometimes I can?t differentiate scenes -after or before murder?-. PARAKEETS. PARAKEETS. PARAKEEEEEETS. OMG I HATED THEM...
  • Kay Lana
    Apr 01, 2018
    This book is a wonderful insight into the amazing world of synathesia and through the eyes of Jasper. The premis of the book is a murder but the main focus is the wonderful way Jasper sees and experiences life. This is an existential feast. The book is written with humour and a sense o...
  • Stacey
    Mar 25, 2018
    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 cringe (haha), but it's a small price to pay!! Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada and to...
  • Holly Davies
    Mar 27, 2018
    Very well written, could have been 34% shorter however. Some good twists, I had to pick my jaw up from the train carriage floor on more than one occasion. ...
  • ALLISON
    Jun 15, 2018
    This book is very well, well written, well in general ...