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Hosting an award-winning velist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he s murdered in Lizzie Turner s house, she s got a holiday homicide on her hands For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can t wait to pull out all the stops in Southern hospitality. But for Lizzie, Derek Alton is thing but trouble from his massive ego to his smarmy moves. When he s found murdered in her living room, it seems someone decided that this womanizing writer would be better off dead than read.After suspicion falls on Lizzie s friend, she and her fellow book club members discover that Derek wasn t who he pretended to be. Cracking this case means going up against Lizzie s boyfriend, police chief Mark Dreyfus, and unearthing a vel s worth of nasty secrets. And as they get closer to uncovering Derek s scandalous final manuscript, someone hiding in plain sight is out to write finis to Lizzie s sleuthing for good
Erika Chase is the former owner of a mystery bookstore and in that guise has spoken to many book clubs over the years, happily recommending authors and series. Her own book club places chocolate on an equal footing with the books they read. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and short-listed for awards. She s been an advertising copywriter, journalist, and community educator as well as a long time volunteer with the local police service. She resides in the home of her two Siamese cats.
Penguin Putnam Inc
Paperback / softback
Crime, Thriller & Adventure
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound