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Article  •  30 March 2022


Meet the family at the centre of our must-have whodunnit

The Cunninghams don't really get along, and every one of them has killed someone. Meet the family to help you find the culprit.

Ernest Cunningham was dreading the family reunion even before the first murder.

Before the storm stranded them at the mountain resort, snow and bodies piling up. 

The thing is, the Cunninghams don't really get along. They've only got one thing in common: they've all killed someone. 

Get immersed in Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone, a fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery, and solve this cryptic whodunnit. 

Before you dive in, get to know the family at the centre of scandal, and don't forget, they've all killed someone. 

Ernest Cunningham:

  • The narrator of the story 
  • Known as Ern or Ernie
  • Crime novel enthusiast 
  • 41-years-old
  • Family outsider
  • Wiseguy 
  • Testified against his brother Michael at his murder trial 
  • Separated from Erin 

Audrey Cunningham: 

  • Family matriarch 
  • Mother of Michael and Ernest 
  • Married Marcelo Garcia after her first husband Robert died 
  • Scar above her right eye
  • Blames Ernest for tensions in the family 

Michael Cunningham: 

  • Jailed for three years after being convicted of murder 
  • Released right before the family reunion, but lied about when exactly he got out
  • In a relationship with Ernest's wife Erin
  • Lucy's ex-husband 

Marcelo Garcia:

  • Married to Audrey 
  • Yells at wait staff
  • Heavy-set bald man 
  • Wears a late 1980s platinum Presidential Rolex
  • Lawyer 
  • Defended Michael at his murder trial 

Sofia Garcia-Cunningham:

  • Ecuadorian 
  • Daughter of Marcelo 
  • Ernest and Michael's stepsister 
  • Family outsider 
  • Recently suspended from her job as a surgeon 

Katherine Millot:

  • Aunt to Ernest and Michael 
  • Married to Andrew 
  • Mother to Amy 
  • Has a slight limp after a car accident in her 20s
  • Non-drinker
  • Passive-aggressive
  • Favourite sentences: 'What time do you call this?' and, 're: my previous email'
  • Hyper-organised 

Andrew Millot:

  • Married to Katherine
  • Father to Amy 
  • Self-proclaimed feminist
  • Horticulturist 
  • Tries hard to bond 
  • Boring 

Amy Millot:

  • Daughter of Katherine and Andrew
  • Is not attending the family reunion
  • Lives in Italy
  • Once brought a prohibited peanut butter sandwich to her corporate picnic and her HR rep almost carked it

Lucy Cunningham:

  • Michael's ex-wife 
  • Stuck by him during his murder trial but whom he divorced while he was in prison 
  • Preened blonde hair cut into a bob
  • Runs independent online business
  • Doesn't let reality outweigh the image of success
  • Tries to sell you anything

Erin Cunningham:

  • Separated from Ernest 
  • Now in a relationship with Michael 
  • Mother died of cancer
  • Brought up in a single-parent household

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Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone
Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in an ingenious blend of classic and modern murder mystery.
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