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The Forest Game

The Forest Game is an upcoming murder mystery novel by Grayson Taylor.



A dead body is found on a detectives’ retreat in upstate New York. Benjamin Adelson, one of the detectives present, must race to uncover the truth behind the murder. It soon becomes apparent that the culprit is no ordinary killer, but one of the intelligent detectives at the retreat—one who knows exactly how to get away with murder.

Behind the Scenes


In April or March 2020, the character of Detective Benjamin Adelson was written into Dark Waters, with the intention of him reappearing in future mysteries.

On June 9, 2020, the book's original cover was designed.

On October 17, 2020, a drive to upstate New York provided further inspiration for the book.

On November 13, 2021, the cover was redesigned with a new image and text style.

On January 10, 2022, the book was announced and its cover was revealed in the Taylorverse Day 2022 video. It was also announced that it would be the first in a series of Adelson mysteries.







The Forest Game
The Forest Game
The Forest Game
The Forest Game


Type: Novel

Genre: Mystery

Written by: Grayson Taylor

Taylorverse Stats

Timeline date: October 2022

Series: Adelson Mysteries (Book 1)



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