From Amazon: Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have been trying to kill each other for so long that neither twin can remember which act of attempted murder came first. But whoever struck first, trying to take each other's lives is simply what they do. Until one day a lawyer arrives at their house to take stock of its contents, and his accompanying son attracts their attention. Soon a new battle evolves - one in which the twins have to work together to solve the mystery of their parents' deaths. Can Lorelli and Ovid overcome their old animosities, and will they ever get to finish that game of chess?
The Thornthwaite Inheritance is a fun book that I really enjoyed. I think it's aimed at younger teens, though it's one that I'd still recommend to older readers.
Twins Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have been trying to kill each other for years, and their innovative plans and schemes had me laughing out loud. From dangerous beds to poisonous food and drink, every angle is thoroughly covered. They're extremely clever for their age, which leads to some hilariously complicated murder attempts that even the best chemistry student would have trouble with. It soon becomes clear that someone other than themselves is trying to send them to an early grave, and I liked how they ended up working as a team, and put their own games aside in order to stay alive. When someone else is trying to kill you, you need your family on your side!
By combining bizarre characters, odd settings and more murder mysteries than I thought possible in one book, Gareth P. Jones has created a unique story that is anything but ordinary. The Thornthwaite Inheritance takes sibling rivalry to a whole new level, and does so with humour and a plot that is clever and entertaining. I don't know if this is a series, but I hope it is. I'm dying to go back to Thornthwaite Manor!