Death and the Lit Chick by G. M. Malliet audiobook

Death and the Lit Chick

By G. M. Malliet
Read by Davina Porter

Dreamscape

The St. Just Mysteries: Book 2

8.78 Hours Unabridged
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Lord Easterbrook, owner of Deadly Dagger publishinghouse, has convened his stable of mystery writers at Dalmorton Castle and Spa,near Edinburgh. They’ll be staying at the castle for the weekend of the annualDead on Arrival writers’ conference. His most honored guestis Kimberlee Kalder,wildly successful young author of the chick lit mystery Dying for a Latte. Among Kimberlee’s rivals for the bestseller rankings areMagretta Sincock, whose damsel-in-distress novels are fading in popularity withthe reading public, and Tom Brackett, whose spy thrillers toppled along withthe Berlin wall. Then there’s Winston Chatley, whose dark and edgy novels havelost their edge, and Donna Doone, who is hopelessly enmeshed in writing adetective story set in prehistoric times. In fact, there is no shortage ofwriters who feel shoved aside by Kimberlee, who goes out of her way to let herfellow writers know she thinks all of them are past their sell-by date. Despite the tense atmosphere, St. Just is as surprised asthe rest when Kimberlee turns up dead, thrown to the bottom of the castle’sbottle dungeon. With his Scottish colleagues, St. Just begins a race againsttime to find the writer with the “poison pen.”

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Summary

Summary

A 2010 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original

Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration

Lord Easterbrook, owner of Deadly Dagger publishinghouse, has convened his stable of mystery writers at Dalmorton Castle and Spa,near Edinburgh. They’ll be staying at the castle for the weekend of the annualDead on Arrival writers’ conference. His most honored guestis Kimberlee Kalder,wildly successful young author of the chick lit mystery Dying for a Latte.

Among Kimberlee’s rivals for the bestseller rankings areMagretta Sincock, whose damsel-in-distress novels are fading in popularity withthe reading public, and Tom Brackett, whose spy thrillers toppled along withthe Berlin wall. Then there’s Winston Chatley, whose dark and edgy novels havelost their edge, and Donna Doone, who is hopelessly enmeshed in writing adetective story set in prehistoric times. In fact, there is no shortage ofwriters who feel shoved aside by Kimberlee, who goes out of her way to let herfellow writers know she thinks all of them are past their sell-by date.

Despite the tense atmosphere, St. Just is as surprised asthe rest when Kimberlee turns up dead, thrown to the bottom of the castle’sbottle dungeon. With his Scottish colleagues, St. Just begins a race againsttime to find the writer with the “poison pen.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[In] her superior second cozy, Malliet’s satirical take on the mystery scene is spot-on.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Malliet excels at stylish writing very reminiscent of the golden age of British mysteries. A real find for old-school mystery fans.” Booklist (starred review)
“An absolutely delicious skewering of the world of mystery publishing and its none-too-savory denizens, Death and the Lit Chick is even wittier and more skillfully constructed than her Agatha Award-winning Death of a Cozy Writer.” Denver Post

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Author

Author Bio: G. M. Malliet

Author Bio: G. M. Malliet

G. M. Malliet is a journalist, copywriter, and award-winning author of mystery fiction. She attended Oxford University and holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. Her first novel, Death of a Cozy Writer, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008 and won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She now lives in the Washington, DC, area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English