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Title: Fiction Can Be Murder
Author: Becky Clark
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publish Date: April 8, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Mystery Writer’s Mystery #1
My Rating: 4/5
Life Becomes Stranger than Fiction when Charlee’s Latest Novel Inspires a Real Murder
Mystery author Charlemagne “Charlee” Russo thinks the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books are only the product of her imagination―until her agent is found dead exactly as described in Charlee’s new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion now swirls around her and her critique group, making her confidence drop as severely and unexpectedly as her royalty payments.
The police care more about Charlee’s feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of her friends is a murderer. Easier said than done, even for an author who’s skilled at creating tidy endings for her mysteries. And as her sleuthing grows dangerous, Charlee’s imagination starts working overtime. Is she being targeted, too?
Charlee’s agent is killed in the same manner as a character in her new, unpublished novel. So, clearly, Charlee is suspect #1. Also on the list of suspects are her beta readers and critique group. The suspect field is small, but Charlee must look at her friends as suspects to find the killer.
Entertaining and fun. Charlee knows she is innocent, but everyone, even her friends, think she’s guilty. A quick read with some humor. I especially enjoyed the interactions Charlee had with her critique group.
Fiction Can Be Murder is the first book in the Mystery Writer’s series. I enjoy mysteries and books about books, so this one was right up my alley. This looks to be a good new series, and I look forward to reading more of it.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Books in the Mystery Writer’s Mystery Series:
- Fiction Can Be Murder
- Foul Play on Words
- Metaphor for Murder
- Police Navidad