Anne Macdonald has worked in a variety of fields, law, banking, higher education and DEADLINES ARE MURDER (79,000 words) is her first book in an anticipated series of Sam Monroe mysteries. The sequel, WEDDINGS ARE MURDER, and an untitled third story are in draft stages. Sam Monroe is the protagonist of each story and her unique extended family members and friends are featured in each story.
Deadlines Are Murder: A Sam Monroe Mysteryby Anne E. MacDonald
Former banker turned budding romance novelist, Samantha "Sam" Monroe, is wanted in the murder of Ariella Fantini, her soon to be ex-husband's grad assistant and lover. Once Sam proves that she is just about the only person who could not have committed the murder, Ariella's father, a mob boss on the run, makes Sam an offer she doesn't know how to refuse, help solve the murder of his daughter. Sam puts together a list of potential suspects that includes a jealous ex-boyfriend, a plagiarist who is using Ariella's work, a former friend with designs on Rick, her soon to be ex, and Rick himself.
With the help of the chair of the English Department where Rick is an assistant professor on tenure track, Sam gets a closer look at the politics of the department. When a local news reporter with connections to a second murder becomes involved, a missing manuscript is up for grabs, and Sam's home is ransacked and her life threatened, it becomes clear that Sam is more prey than hunter. Mr. Fantini and his ever present bodyguard, the police and Sam's friends and family scramble to find her before she becomes the next victim.
- Anne Elizabeth Macdonald
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& spend it on a more carefully edited book. I tell my students all the time not to switch between present & past tense. Obviously, Anne forgot to check that. I found it hard to enjoy the plot & the characters because the switching tenses distracted me.
Good plot and characters but not enough dialogue. The editing was also very poor I can overlook a few problems here or there but in the case of this book its quite distracting.
Well thought out plot and enough twists to make the jaded mystery reader happy. I applaud the writer for her first effort and can't wait to read the second in the series.