Readers are being invited to turn detective to work out the ending of the latest thriller from a South Yorkshire novelist.
Jonathan Lee put 15 deliberate clues in The Page which his publishers turned into a competition.
He said: “I did not set out to create a competition, but I did place 15 deliberate and, sometimes, quite obvious clues in the text which give away the ending, almost as a private joke when I was writing.
“As a result my publisher and I decided to turn this into a competition in the spirit of a true thriller story.
“Whoever first identifies the clues correctly and notifies the publisher will win the original manuscript, a month of royalties matched by an equivalent cash sum from the publisher, along with a lifetime of my first editions and lots of other goodies too.”
Jonathan, of Barnsley, head of the tax and trust department at Leeds-based wealth management company Pearson Jones plc, spent 17 months writing The Page.
His first novel, The Radio, was published in 2013 and sold just under 7,000 copies.
Details on how to enter the competition and judging process will be announced on www.jonathanleeauthor.com at the end of January.