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
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Jun 29, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

  • Angela
    Feb 17, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Jennifer
    May 22, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Jun 20, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

    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...

    Immerses you completely in the exceptional mind of wonderful Jasper?you will fall in love with this character. ...

    The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris is a highly recommended mystery about an autistic boy with synesthesia who is certain he has done something wrong. Jasper Wishart, 13, lives in a world defined by color for sounds, words, days, and numbers. While he can't recogniz...

  • Michael
    May 28, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Maxine
    Oct 15, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

  • Touchstone Books
    Jan 23, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

    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...

    Immerses you completely in the exceptional mind of wonderful Jasper?you will fall in love with this character. ...

  • jessica
    Jan 27, 2019

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

  • Laura
    May 30, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 03, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

  • Janelle • She Reads with Cats
    Jul 12, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

  • ♆Hayley
    Jul 09, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

  • Amy Morgan
    Jan 17, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    Sep 18, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

    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...

    Immerses you completely in the exceptional mind of wonderful Jasper?you will fall in love with this character. ...

    The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris is a highly recommended mystery about an autistic boy with synesthesia who is certain he has done something wrong. Jasper Wishart, 13, lives in a world defined by color for sounds, words, days, and numbers. While he can't recogniz...

    After a string of disappointing books, this was exactly what I needed!! Interesting characters, a great plot that had some twists and turns, and gorgeous writing- I couldn?t put this down. As our main character, Jasper, has autism, synaesthesia (he hears colours), and prosopagnosia (...

  • Jessie (thatchickwithabook)
    Aug 05, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

  • Latkins
    Jan 28, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

    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

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

  • Carole
    May 23, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

  • preoccupiedbybooks
    Aug 18, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

  • Roy
    Jun 02, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

  • Lou
    Dec 28, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

  • Deborah Schultz
    Aug 19, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars. A fantastic read all round. I wouldn?t necessarily confine it to the mystery or crime genre, even though the story centres around a crime and the mystery surrounding it. This is because I didn?t feel like I had to be constantly trying to work it all out. As it came, I to...

    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...

    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...

    Immerses you completely in the exceptional mind of wonderful Jasper?you will fall in love with this character. ...

    The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris is a highly recommended mystery about an autistic boy with synesthesia who is certain he has done something wrong. Jasper Wishart, 13, lives in a world defined by color for sounds, words, days, and numbers. While he can't recogniz...

    After a string of disappointing books, this was exactly what I needed!! Interesting characters, a great plot that had some twists and turns, and gorgeous writing- I couldn?t put this down. As our main character, Jasper, has autism, synaesthesia (he hears colours), and prosopagnosia (...

    I loved this book. I was fascinated with the colors and paintings and parakeets. I loved the china dolls and the craziness of the neighbors and the loud music. I empathized with the dad and the 999 (=911) operators. I appreciated the look into how the autistic child thinks, which I thi...

  • Vignesh Kumar
    Aug 28, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

  • Ruthy lavin
    Jul 06, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

  • Stacey
    Mar 25, 2018

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...

    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...

    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...

    COLOR ME INTRIGUED. See what I did there? ...

    Thank you so much to Touchstone Books for providing my free copy of THE COLOR OF BEE LARKHAM?S MURDER by Sarah J. Harris - all opinions are my own. I love a good character-driven story and this one checks all the boxes! Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart has synesthesia, which means...

    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 ...

    Oh boy oh boy! This was a great read! Riveting, compassionate, empathetic and real - if you enjoyed The curious tale of the dog in the nighttime then you will love this!! Wonderful feel good stuff - easy 4 stars ? ...

    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. ...

    I picked this book solely for the blurb. It sounded unique and different. Jasper Wishart is a 13-year old boy who has synaesthesia, which means he can see colors for sounds and face-blindness. That is totally unique. I've never heard of that syndrome ever. The writing is totally un...

    Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart is on the autism spectrum, and has synesthesia - what other people hear, he sees in colour. He also cannot see faces and is only able to recognize people by the colour of their voices. When a neighbour dies and her estranged daughter, Bee Larkham, arriv...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Julie Parks
    Jan 24, 2019

    this book is a kaleidoscope of colours - a story perfected in the subtle hues of humble ocher, right down to the deeply meaningful cobalt blue. the vibrance of this story comes from the rich pigments which surround the characters, particularly jasper. the unique tint of his voice pr...

    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...

    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 hate to use "boring" seems to apply to this one for me. However, I did give it a good ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    DNF If 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 disliked it! The synopsis sounded really interesting-Jasper has Synaesthesia whe...

    I always appreciate it when an author tries something different to set their novel apart in an immensely crowded marketplace, however, this didn't quite work out for me. It's inevitable that it will be compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, one of ...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    This was such a fulfilling and authentic read. I can't even imagine how much research, attention to detail and effort it must have taken Sarah J. Harris to write it. It is both a literary and plot masterpiece. I am looking forward to her next story. Thank you, Harper Collins,...