Are you a fan of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, which follows three neighbors obsessed with the same true crime podcast? These strangers band together and become amateur sleuths to solve a murder in their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building. Dubbed The Arconia on the show, the building is an actual New York City landmark built in 1908 and known as The Belnord. The setting of this murder mystery becomes one of the main characters, creating an atmosphere of wealth, secrets and intrigue. Each character is hiding the truth, adding to the plot twists that keep viewers guessing.
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In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph next to the body, the members of the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she's really not. She's a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist. When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she's mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet.
The Hardcastle family has decided to throw a party at Blackheath House as a memorial to their son, who was killed there years before. At 11 pm, during the party, beautiful Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered. Trapped inside a time loop with this murder mystery at its center, the narrator awakens each morning in another guest's body and relives that same day until Evelyn's death. If he does not find the killer by 11 pm, the cycle will begin again. And there is a catch … he has eight days or he will be killed himself.
A true crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past. The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband came downstairs with an announcement, and Anna was suddenly, shockingly alone.
Aspiring sleuth Stevie Bell starts her junior year at Ellingham Academy with a classmate dying under mysterious circumstances in one of the Vermont school's hidden tunnels. The event uncannily evokes another tragedy from 80 years earlier.