Killer Twist (Ghostwriter Mystery 1)

Killer Twist (Ghostwriter Mystery 1)

by C.A. Larmer

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With slick black hair, tortoise-shell glasses and a penchant for cheap Merlot, Roxy Parker is a sassy new female detective … except she’s not strictly a detective. Rather, she’s a writer with a taste for the morbid and mysterious—and this time her little sideline may get her in way over her head …

In the first book of the Ghostwriter Mystery series, Roxy is hired to ghostwrite the life story of department store heiress Beatrice Musgrave. Beatrice has promised Roxy a secret worth writing about, but before she gets the chance to tell all, the socialite is found ripped to shreds at the bottom of a cliff. The police say it's suicide but Roxy knows better—there are too many people looking way too relieved.

And so she embarks on an investigation of her own. From the posh suburbs of inner-city Sydney to remote outback Australia, Roxy finds herself lured into a web of deceit where time has healed no wounds and no one is who they appear to be. One thing, however, is crystal clear: chasing headlines can be a deadly occupation. Roxy must also act fast—there's a menacing stranger threatening her life, a handsome best friend growing increasingly impatient, and her mother is really starting to get on her nerves.

Killer Twist is a fun, fast-paced adventure for anyone who loves a good cozy mystery with a little wine swilling and fashionable accessories on the side.

A Word of Caution About the Language
This story is set in Australia so you may come across some unusual colloquialisms and cursing. Both are an everyday part of our vernacular but I apologise for any confusion or offence; it is not intended.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011498480
Publisher: C.A. Larmer
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Series: Ghostwriter Mystery , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 60,939
File size: 381 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Author of the popular Ghostwriter Mystery series, Christina (C.A.) Larmer is also a journalist, editor, partner and mum. She grew up in the tropics, forged her career in London, Los Angeles and New York, and now lives in Northern NSW, Australia. Christina is passionate about crime fiction and has written nine murder mysteries. When she’s not creating chaos with her keyboard she can be found immersed in a classic Agatha Christie or the latest Lisa Gardner. Her books include: The Agatha Christie Book Club, Murder on the Orient (SS), An Island Lost, the six Ghostwriter Mysteries (Killer Twist, A Plot to Die For, Last Writes, Dying Words, Words Can Kill and A Note Before Dying), and the non-fiction book A Measure of Papua New Guinea (Focus; 2008).

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Killer Twist (Ghostwriter Mystery 1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book with a great plot. Some spelling mistakes but as a free book when I got it, totally worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fabulous read from start to finish. Alot of great twists and turns without being too confusing and none of the over the top Aussie talk. I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get into the story from page 1. Maybe later I'll try again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read, good plot. Figured it out fairly quickly, but that didn't ruin it for me. Great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great story with lots of twists and turns.
fictionlover1984 More than 1 year ago
I very much so enjoyed this book! it was a little slow to begin with but after a while I couldn't put it down! I'm excited to read the second in the ghostwriter series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really got into this book. I can't wait to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoys this story and I can't believe this was a free nook book too! This story kept me guessing until the very end with enough twists and turns to keep me reading all night to finish this story. I will definitely look for more from this author. Roxy Parker Rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novel. It had some nice twists and remained a little unpredictable. I liked the setting and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A journalist who is better at solving a crime without the help of. professionals is a bit far fetched, but inspite of that it's a readable story.
sjb-ia More than 1 year ago
Recommend this book, well written and keeps your fingers turning the page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book... super suspenseful and very interesting. Kept me reading for sure.. great story.. just wished Roxy and Max wnded up together.... totally reccommend it!
RGB1 More than 1 year ago
Thought the main character, Roxy, was a hoot. This was a fun change of pace - I usually like more serious mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Roxy character. Will read more by thisauthor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book:)) Excellent read!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Had some difficulty with the Australian slang and their meanings that we don't use here in the USA. Had a good plot though. Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful main character and supporting cast. Engaging plot. So hard to put down I stayed up late to finish it. I only wish Roxy had fallen for Max.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Set in Australia, C.A. Larmer’s Killer Twist offers fascinatingly detailed locations, and an intriguing female protagonist with a solidly believable character. Protagonist Roxy is a ghostwriter, and I never knew ghostwriting could be so lucrative or so dangerous. Though, to be fair, the danger might come from the writing of magazine articles too, or anything else she’s recently tackled. (I want to learn her job.) Roxy’s agent’s got her back. A stranger’s hand slaps her back, sending her flying into danger in the street. And to get her own life back, she just might have to emulate Hercule Poirot. Meanwhile mundane laundry and shopping intervene. “Finding work was never a real problem for this talented writer,” so I suspect I’m not as talented as Roxy—I’m sure I'm not as talented at surviving death threats and danger. But I really enjoyed the read. Disclosure: I won an ecopy and thoroughly enjoyed the read.
ronnies4 More than 1 year ago
Sorry, couldn't get into this book. There was "just nothing". Don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
234 Nook pages DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent start to a great series. As soon as I turned the last page I started combing the shelves for the next installment. I was delighted to discover several more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drags on but fair story Bingaux