Crime Fiction for Beginners by Gervase T.M. Shorter

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The Met has assigned blonde, attractive Detective Inspector Harriet Ware to investigate the murder of Larry Barlow, a publisher found strangled in a Whitechapel alleyway. She quickly finds she has penetrated an unsuspected world in which publishers wearily fend off would-be authors whose unwanted manuscripts threaten to swamp them. Press reports of the murder alert three of the would-be authors each of whom is involved in the mystery. The three are obsessed by their writing and live as much in the plots they are weaving as in the mundane world they actually inhabit: Maud Jackson is writing romantic fiction set in the Regency period. Hector Treadgold is writing a science fiction epic. Juliet Transom writes about adventures and mystical experiences in former lives. But, in this world of would-be writers, all is very far from being what it seems …

About Gervase T.M. Shorter

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Gervase Shorter is an English writer who has travelled and lived in many parts of the world but has made the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro his home since the 1970s. He lives with his wife Charmian and Zoė, his daughter (a Paris trained pastry chef) in an apartment in central Rio.
Published September 7, 2011 by 341 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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