Notes on a Murder

By B P Walter

Dark, sleek and dangerous… ferociously intelligent. If you aren’t reading B P Walter yet, now’s the time’ A. J. Finn

The Talented Mr Ripley meets The White Lotus. Unpredictable, whip smart, utterly absorbing. I ADORED that ending!’ John Marrs

One of the most unsettling novels of recent years. It’s also one of the most compelling’ John Boyne


Everyone is capable of murder. Are you?

It started with an invitation to dinner. An evening of good food and good company at a luxury villa. But as the night progresses, the party takes a dark turn.

The host makes you an offer, a party favour he calls it: another guest has committed a heinous crime, you can end their life, stop their terror. He tells you there will be no consequences; do you believe him?

Your decision will change your life. Choose carefully.


You’ve read The Talented Mr Ripley, you’ve devoured American Psycho, get ready for your next dark obsession! The unrelenting new thriller from Sunday Times bestseller B P Walter is available now!

‘B P Walter blends the thrill of first love with man’s darkest impulses’ John Boyne

‘Searing, sinister and addictive’ Chris Whitaker

‘What a book! Dark and gripping, with strong shades of Patricia Highsmith (if you love Tom Ripley, you’ll love this)’ Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me

‘This book will both shock and enthral you. B P Walter is quite simply a master of psychological thriller’ A. A. Chaudhuri

‘A sinister, compelling slow-burn about the darkest human desires. Fans of The White Lotus will love this taut, original thriller’ Charlotte Duckworth

‘An enthralling read with darkness at its core’ Lizzy Barber

Notes on a Murder combines what B P Walter does so well: page turnability, suspense and dark twistiness’ Victoria Selman

‘A one-sitting read. Captivating from page one and refuses to let go. Brilliant’ Michael Wood, author of the DCI Matilda Darke series

‘A sultry heat-filled thriller set on a remote Greek island where guests end up with so much more than just dinner. Dark and delicious’ Nikki Smith, author of The Beach Party

‘I read this book in one hit, unable to put it down. Dark, twisted and totally captivating’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City

‘A richly compelling journey into the human psyche. Glamorous yet dark; thrilling yet filled with horror… will keep you up long into the night’ Alice Clark-Platts, author of The Cove

A deliciously dark nightmare that I never wanted to wake up from. Reminiscent of The Talented Mr Ripley’ Sara Ochs, author of The Dive

‘A truly exciting thriller’ Evie Woods, author of The Lost Bookshop

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 23 Nov 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-861870-4
B P Walter was born and raised in Essex. After spending his childhood and teenage years reading compulsively, he worked in bookshops then went to the University of Southampton to study Film and English followed by an MA in Film & Cultural Management. He is an alumni of the Faber Academy and currently works in social media coordination for Waterstones in London.

”'Sinister and original, Notes on a Murder explores the darkest sides of human desire” - L.V. Matthews, bestselling author of The Twins

”'A quietly brilliant novel that unnerved and unsettled me, the characters lingering long after I set it down. Utterly compelling” - Marian Todd

”'A compelling and disturbing fever-dream of a novel - I loved it” - Philippa East

”'The love child of The Talented Mr Ripley and The Magus, this atmospheric and haunting thriller makes you ask the darkest questions about the human soul and its capabilities” - Araminta Hall