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Murder in the Mail: A Bloody Birthday

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Murder in the Mail: A Bloody Birthday 00005

A story told through letters, objects, and artworks physically posted to the reader over the course of eight weeks.

Your story is synchronised with other readers. The next two mail-out periods are as follows:

September-October 2018

January-February 2019 (so you can buy it as a Christmas Gift)

The reader is a character in the story, invited to guess the identity of the killer each week. The Murder in the Mail forums are a place where readers can compare clues and insights, helping (or hampering) one another. Everything, including the art, contains clues to be unravelled.

The first story is A Bloody Birthday, which will only be available in its full mail-out form until September 2019.


A group of art students gather at a birthday party where the guest of honour is murdered. One of them is the killer.

You ask the group of friends to write letters to you, talking openly about what happened, and sharing art works they’ve done in the period of time before, during, and after the party.

People say artists show their soul through their art. . . now it’s up to you to discover the darkness inside someone you trusted.

There are eight beautiful pieces of art included with this story, all made by Australian artists (almost all of whom I scouted out personally here in Canberra). Every character is written by a different published Odyssey Books author (including Tash Turgoose from the Publisher Obscura imprint). The objects in the story are chosen to involve all the senses, and the art was chosen to be (a) Beautiful (b) Varied in style and medium (c) Packed full of clues.


Within Australia, this story is posted in nine parts over eight weeks (you will be charged for one at the checkout; the rest is included in the price).

Outside Australia, it is posted as a single parcel.

This product is not available in digital form.

AU$50 In stock