Calling all Burkes, Marlowes, Bosches and Salanders – we have a treasure hunt to solve!
To celebrate the publication of Jane Alexander’s debut novel, we’re taking part in a thrilling book-blog treasure hunt. The prize? Well, aside from the knowledge that you’re the savviest sleuth in town, there are two copies of the book up for grabs, while the entrant who solves the most clues will be the lucky winner of a bookish goodie bag. So pop on your deerstalker/trenchcoat, twirl your Poirot moustache, do, er, something to your dragon tattoo, and get hunting.
At the top of this colourful tower
She’s 24 floors off the ground
Though she came here for revenge
It’s acceptance she’s found.
And here’s how to take part:
- Each clue refers to a landmark or iconic location in a film. The landmark/location is the answer – when you figure it out, make a note of it!
- (If you need a hand, check out the #treasurehunt hashtag on Twitter or Instagram for a hint to the landmark’s location…)
- Clues will be revealed by some fantastic book bloggers from 26 March until 21 April. Keep checking back on Jane Alexander’s dedicated treasure hunt page or on the #treasurehunt hashtag for links and new clues.
- When all the clues are revealed, the first letter of every answer will make an anagram. Solve the anagram and you have your final answer!
- Email this answer and all the landmarks you figured out to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April to be entered into the prize draw. Two entrants will win a signed copy of The Last Treasure Hunt – and if you’ve guessed the most landmarks and locations, you’ll win a goodie bag and something special from Jane personally! On top of that you’ll get bragging rights on Twitter and we’ll publicly dub you queen/king sleuth.
At the age of thirty, Campbell Johnstone is a failure. He’s stuck behind the bar of a shabby pub, watching from the sidelines while everyone else makes a success of their lives. The most visible is Eve Sadler, a childhood friend and rising Hollywood star.
When Campbell tries to rekindle their relationship, he longs for the glitter of her success to rub off on him, but a single shocking night – the novel’s shattering twist delivered with a knockout punch – changes everything.
Campbell is about to discover the bittersweet taste of fame, and in the process, struggle to save his soul and overcome his own self-delusion.
The Last Treasure Hunt explores our obsession with fame and celebrity with great intelligence and sly wit – it’s a modern media morality tale with bite.