By G.M. Malliet
BOOK 2 within the AGATHA AWARD-WINNING SERIES
Cold-blooded homicide is, like, totally un-cool
As the wildly profitable darling of the publishing undefined, chick lit secret author Kimberlee Kalder is the visitor of honor at an specific writers' convention at Dalmorton fort in Scotland. yet jealousy and resentment are quickly changed with surprise while Kimberlee is located lifeless on the backside of the castle's bottle dungeon.
Who did not want to work out prima donna Kimberlee brutally extinguished like certainly one of her ill-fated characters? it really is as much as Detective leader Inspector St. simply to song down the genuine killer in a citadel packed with cagey secret connoisseurs who stay and breathe malicious homicide and crafty alibis . . .
Named a most sensible booklet of 2009 through Deadly Pleasures.
“[In] her enhanced moment comfortable, Malliet's satirical tackle the secret scene is spot-on.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Malliet excels at fashionable writing very akin to the golden age of British mysteries. a true locate for old-school secret fans."―Booklist (starred review)
“An totally scrumptious skewering of the area of poser publishing and its none-too-savory denizens, Death and the Lit Chick is even wittier and extra skillfully developed than her Agatha Award-winning Death of a comfortable Writer.”―Denver Post
“Delicious. Malliet is laugh-out-loud humorous in describing the cadre of crime writers encountered through the sometimes-flustered St. Just.” ―Mystery Scene
"an wonderful diversion"―Kirkus Reviews
"A good selection for readers who take pleasure in clever cozies and conventional mysteries."―Library Journal
“Readers who take pleasure in all issues British, in addition to a superb whodunit, will locate those novels simply the ticket.” ―Free Lance-Star
"The writing is A+―smooth, shrewdpermanent (in the nice feel) and a excitement to read."―Cozy Library
"Death and the Lit Chick indicates why classics by no means exit of style...Malliet belongs in your bookshelf."―Reviewing the Evidence
"Malliet’s out of date variety is resembling the conventional whodunits of the past... yet with a fairly funny aptitude. The e-book is a smart secret in addition to a witty satire." ―Vickie Britton at Suite 101
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