Novel Crimesby Susan K. Downs, Pamela Griffin, Susan May Warren, Susan May Warren, Diann Hunt
When four women begin writing mystery books, they suddenly find themselves entering new lives of intrigue, danger - even love. Will their longing for adventure on paper take them to perilous places in real life? In this intriguing novella compilation, you'll meet four fascinating women: Tina suspects her tall, dark, and mysterious neighbor is a real-life villian. When a local murder bears the markings of an organized crime job - and the criminal evidence mounts against the hunk next door - will Tina's hunches prove true? Raine develops a fictional cast of suspicious characters based on people in her own life. But those same people become actual suspects when Raine determines they're planning to steal her inherited art collection. Will suspect number one make Raine laughingstock number one? As she writes about crime, Justine begins to face mysterious "accidents" and suspicious happenings. She finds herself being stalked. . .but is it by a rogue meaning her harm - or a friend trying to help? Fear fills Cassie's heart when her on-paper tragedies occur in real life - complete with details from her plots. But only one man knows what she's writing - could he be a murderer in disguise? While these women plot intrigue, could God be plotting a much larger story - one involving love?
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This novella collection is a fun romp through the world of novelists, filled with mystery and quirky characters. Woven together with Drake Axelrod's The Makings of a Great Mystery, the novelists try to use his rules as they write mysteries of their own. In Love's Pros and Cons, Tina Frank learns that first impressions can be deceiving, especially where Miguel Villarreal is concerned. Suspect of My Heart takes us into the world of fine art and people who would steal it. Raine E. Wells has to learn that all is not as it appears, especially where Lance is concerned. In Love?s Greatest Peril, Justine Proof has to learn that she can trust Patrick Bells.'Til Death Do Us Part finishes the collection with a story about Cassie Jordan and Ethan Hamil's quest for love. This book is a very good read!
This is the best anthology of Barbour I have ever read. The tie ins with the Prologue and the Epilogue make it a charming and not overbearing spiritually moving suspense/love tales of four women who attend a Convention on the craft of writing a 'Crime Novella' and put them all together. Will God be able to pull them into the lives they enter and not get hurt? Or will they also find love in the end? Read this sleuth stories collection to find out!