Read and Buried
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...
Read an Excerpt
(An Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery #2)
Berkley (Prime Crime), December 2012
304 pages Paperback
Also by Erika Chase:
Cover Story, August 2013
A Killer Read, April 2012
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