A Classic Tale of Romantic Suspense...Set in Manhattan and Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island in 1993....
If books could kill...Plagiarism is an ugly word. And Tony Nichols keeps repeating it. Claire Kennedy is forced to consider that her bestselling, reclusive author might have stolen her latest mystery novel from one of Tony's college students. Was Claire's reputation, and the future of her employer, Cauldron Press, in jeopardy? Or is Tony masterminding a hoax?
The mystery takes a terrifying turn when these uneasy allies, who each realize they are more than a little attracted to one another, discover a corpse. Claire realizes that the truth behind The Poison Pen Pal's creation not only threatens her career, but her life.
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About the Author
My books have one thing in common...ordinary women in extraordinary situations. They are all relationship stories about women and the men they love, and the friends they hold dearest. They also all have a touch of something else; a mystery here, a ghost there, an exciting or shocking turn of events. This gives the folks in my imagined world an interesting extra conflict to deal with, and my readers an extra issue to think about. SECRET SISTER is a woman's fiction novel with a touch of paranormal that sets the plot in motion. It's hard to put down once you start. DUETS, a prequel novella, and the novel MOLLY HARPER, set three years later, explore the multi-faceted impact family secrets have on the lives of three women and the people who love them. It's heartfelt. and the final chapter is now available! DECEMBER WEDDING is the last chapter about Cruz and Molly, and I hope you enjoy their happy ever after. DATING CARY GRANT is a modern Manhattan tale of a career woman, her estranged small town mayor hubby, and a certain drop-dead handsome neighbor who just might be the ghost of a certain screen icon. It's fun! I hope you enjoy all these stories. Please come see me at www.EmelleGamble.com, follow me on Twitter @EmelleGamble or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org any time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Danger, Suspense, and a touch of Romance! A romantic suspense novel that has some interesting twists and turns that kept me guessing till the end! I read this book in one sitting... I had to find out who was behind it all! This author had a wonderful way of bringing clues to your attention, but still have you jumping from thinking it was one person then another! I really enjoyed going along Claire and Tony's journey!
This is a book that was written in the 1990s and is somewhat refreshing. I was just wondering this past weekend how we used to live without cell phones and Tony and Claire reminded me how in this cozy mystery. Claire works for a big NYC editor and her biggest author contract is ready to publish, when they are confronted with someone claiming that her book was stolen by this said author. Tony's has read the book, supposedly written by a former student, in snatches along the way and is sure that Sarah Winesong stole it. Together, Claire and Tony work hard to solve this mystery, as crimes and murders are being committed at every turn. Everyone seems suspect in this tricky case. I failed to feel a connection between Claire and Tony, yet they were declaring their deep feelings for one another quite quickly. I've heard it said that love and hate are two very closely related emotions and that seems to be the case with these two. Both have a stubborn streak and are very quick to judge. I never felt that I really got to know who these characters truly are. The way the story played out, especially the mystery element, is great! I love trying to guess who the villain is and had a hard time guessing in this story. For me, the elements of suspense and the setting are the highlights of the book. As with a lot of mystery books, the climax came to a head quite quickly, in a very suspenseful way, but I was satisfied with how it all wrapped up. This is a little edgier than most cozy mysteries I've read, but still fun. Content: moderate language; mild-moderate violence (murders, crimes--not too graphic, but some details); moderate romantic elements (kissing; innuendo; two instances of characters being touchy, one scene right at the very end, but it's not too detailed) *I received a copy through the tour host in exchange for an honest review*
Oh boy…Ms. Gamble’s suspenseful writing just keeps getting better and better (I didn’t know “who dunit” until the very end)! There was just the right amount of romance in this mystery that takes place in the authorship/publishing world. You kinda knew from hints in the thought processes of Tony and Claire that they were interested in each other, but that didn’t interfere with the suspenseful events and action that led up to the final conclusion of this terrific story. I really loved this story and I’m grateful to the author for writing it.