#BookReview Could You Survive Midsomer? by Simon Brew

Title: Could You Survive Midsomer? by Simon Brew

Publisher: Cassell

Date Published: 30th September 2021

 Genre: Cozy mystery/TV tie in


Well, that’s where you come in. Step into the shoes of Midsomer CID’s newest recruit, choose your own path and decide which way the story goes.

Will you get to the bottom of the mystery? Will you bring the perpetrator to justice? And perhaps most importantly of all, could you avoid an untimely, and possibly bizarre, death… will YOU survive Midsomer? Your task is to make the right choices, solve the case and – most tricky of all – stay alive!… Good luck.

An official Midsomer Murders Interactive novel set in ITV’s most celebrated and murderous county.


I used to absolutely love Midsomer Murders, so when I saw this book everywhere at the end of last year so I knew I had to pick myself up a copy.

If you don’t know Midsomer Murders, it’s a show set in what seems to be the most deadly village of all time where residents are killed in a variety of ways, some more unusual than the rest. It’s also verges on cozy mystery territory where the murder is really described in detail and it ends up being more of a puzzle for the detectives.

Could you survive midsomer is a grown-up version of a pick your own adventure book (I sort of remember them from when I was a kid) where you have to figure out who the murderer is before you get murdered yourself or face demotion.

This book was so much fun! It was quite a quick read, so you don’t need to worry about spending too long cracking the case, although I probably spent a little too long myself pondering over which was the right path to pick. 

I didn’t figure out the whodunnit the first time around, nor did I end up dead (yay!). The second read I managed to figure it out, but what was enjoyable was how picking one different path completely changed the story.

Once you’ve figured out the whodunnit aspect, while it would still be fun to see the different outcomes, I felt it lost a tiny bit of the fun.

I would recommend this to any fans of Midsomer Murders, but also to anyone who considers themselves an armchair detective like myself.

Author: Ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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