Read and Buried
[an Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery]Book - 2012
Hosting an award-winning novelist 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 nothing 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 novel'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 . . . Praise for the Aston Corners Book Club Mysteries 'Southern charm, excellent reading suggestions, and an engaging amateur sleuth.' Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries 'Books, cats, and a tenderhearted sleuth, a perfect combination!' Krista Davis, national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries 'A terrific debut!' Mary Jane Maffini 'Readers should have high hopes for this series.' Avery Aames
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2012.
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHA
Characteristics: vi, 297 p. ; 18 cm.