A Killer Read, is the first in the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime.
It's the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society and an intruder is later found dead in his car. When the owner of the mansion which is home to the book club meetings, Molly Mathews, becomes the prime suspect, Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with the Ashton Corners, AL school board, and fellow book club members turn their talents to sleuthing.
Who knew the new police chief would be non other than Lizzie's old unrequited high school flame, Mark Dreyfus? Why is she finding chapters from an anonymous manuscript in her mailbox? And will cheese straws have to be served at every meeting from now on?
Lizzie is unrelenting in tracking down the killer, even to the point of putting herself in danger -- from the murderer and the oh-so-alluring police chief.
A KILLER READ hit #2 on the Barnes & Noble Mystery Bestseller List, #28 on the overall list, first week available in bookstores!
An Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel, 2012!
Award-winning novelist Derek Alton should have been the featured guest at the December meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society. Instead, he turned up dead on Lizzie Turner’s living room carpet.
But this was Derek Alton ‘s first visit to Ashton Corners, so who would have wanted him dead? Surely not Sally-Jo Baker, Lizzie’s cohort and good friend! But the police have her heading the suspect list.
That sets Lizzie and her book club sleuths into action, searching for someone else who knew Alton; someone who’d rather kill him than read him. She’s certain the answer lies in Alton’s hidden past as the clues start hinting at another name, another life and more lovers than just his wife.
And just who are all those women calling Lizzie to ask about the plot for Alton’s new book?
Lizzie tackles long-hidden secrets, a jealous police chief, and a murderer using her for target practice in this second Ashton Corners Book Club mystery.
Read and Buried, book #2 in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries
It's time to celebrate when club member Molly Mathews's childhood friend Teensy Coldicutt moves back to town -- complete with a published book. But as the club plans Teensy's book launch, Molly is attached and the books stolen. Then Ashton Corners is hit with another chock when Teensy's publisher turns up dead -- and fellow club member and former police chief Bob Miller is taken into custody.
Convinced that Teensy's missing books hold the key to the murder, Lizzie Turner and her band of readers are determined to hunt them down. But the plot thickens when their search leads them straight into a counterfeiting ring.
Now they must runravel this surprise twist before the killer gets the chance to write someone else off.
Cover Story, book #3 in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries