Killer Twist (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 1) by C.A. Larmer

Killer TwistKILLER TWIST is the first stand-alone mystery in the popular ‘amateur women sleuths’ series featuring sassy ghostwriter/Nosy Parker, Roxy.

No one bats an eyelid when a bag lady washes up on the shores of Sydney, minus five fingers and decked out in designer couture; nor is anyone too perturbed when socialite Beatrice Musgrave plunges to her death soon after. No one, that is, except ghostwriter and Merlot-lover Roxy Parker. She’s been writing Beattie’s ‘autobiography’ and has just stumbled on a secret that’s worth killing for.

With slick black hair, tortoise-shell glasses and a penchant for cheap plonk, 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 (each one a stand-alone story), 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.

From the author of the Amazon best-selling cozy mystery The Agatha Mystery Book Club, C.A. Larmer.
WARNING: Contains some adult language.


Roxy, a writer/sleuth embarks on a dangerous secret finding mission. She is passionate, caring, and a tab bit crazy. Well, not really crazy, just a lot of fun! She hits her luck when the secrets start to unravel but she may possibly be risking her life to do so.

Mixed in is a best friend that thinks he loves her, a controlling mother, strange agent, and lots of possible murderers. Roxy is hired to ghost write an autobiography, when that woman turns up dead after admitting she will reveal a huge secret their next meeting Roxy get suspicious. With good reason. She makes her way through the family, trying to decide who is and is not a suspect. This leads her to the long lost love, and a daughter given up at birth.

With a great story and strong determination she finds what she is looking for. Only, its not all as it seems. After a total of six mysterious deaths, Roxy believes she knows who it is! Thankfully she gets a little help in the end to save her own life.

I loved this story and the characters. Roxy reminds me so much of a close friend of mine. Determination can sometimes come in handy, or get in your way 🙂 I look forward to reading more rom C.A. Larmer, I have a feeling she will be added to my must read author list very soon…

I honestly have to clue where I found this book. If I received it as a review copy, thank you. I truly enjoyed this book!

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