Good Reads Summary
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…
KUDOS to Erika for another successful mystery romp in Ashton Corners. I am so in love with the style of writing, the character development, the setting – oh my, and of course the plot. I love Lizzie’s mellow lifestyle, a reading specialist who keeps active in her small home town by day. Running, visiting her mama and friends, helping her neighbors, and keeping those kitty bowls full. Until a mystery presents itself, then nothing can stop Lizzie from the fray, not even the author’s murderer.