Dying At Honeymoon Inn

The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries

Book 8
Judy Fitzwater
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Jennifer and Sam are going on their honeymoon! Sounds wonderful, except that Jennifer has no idea where Sam is taking her. It's the middle of winter, so it has to be someplace warm with plenty of sand and sun, right?

Imagine her surprise when she finds herself in the middle of a snowstorm in Pennsylvania in what's advertised as a "haunted" mansion for a murder mystery weekend. She's intrigued, especially by the amazing special effects created by the inn's owner, Rex Ferris.

But things seldom go smoothly for Jennifer, and when a fellow diner face plants into her coconut cream pie and dies from a seizure, Jennifer suspects murder. After all, the victim is on a girls' weekend with her frenemies from college. Who could possibly want her dead, except every one of them? And who else might be on Jennifer's suspect list? The only thing certain is the killer is still nearby, trapped by three-feet of snow and dangerous travel conditions.

Fans will be happy to see Mrs. Walker crash Jennifer's honeymoon to take over the murder investigation, so Jen and Sam can get back to their romantic activities. Fun and romance vie with an intriguing mystery that will keep the reader guessing to the very end.

Dying at Honeymoon Inn is the eighth in the delightful Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series.

"If you're a fan of Susan Isaacs or Olivia Goldsmith, you'll love Judy Fitzwater." --Janet Evanovich

"Jennifer Marsh is a delight--resourceful, funny, and impulsive." --Laura Lippman
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About the author

Judy Fitzwater hates cold weather, loves chocolate, and enjoys nothing better than a good book. She's never more content than snuggled under a soft throw near a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a mystery, a thriller, or any sort of story that will take her on an adventure she's never experienced before.

Reared an Air Force brat, she discovered early that home is where your family is, and that family comes in many forms, both through blood and by choice. Her one calling in life, other than keeping her two children well, has been to write. Her first foray into the field was as a freelance columnist/feature writer for a small town newspaper. Soon she was asked to cover Superior Court proceedings where she learned a lot about human nature and the justice system.

As her family grew so did the manuscript of a mystery novel that, written in bits and pieces, she finally finished. But it wasn't until her husband was transferred to the Washington, D.C., area and she landed in what she describes as "a nest of writers" that she really learned what she needed to know about writing popular fiction and getting it published.

Her first book, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from the slush pile at Ballantine Books. She has since published 8 books in her JENNIFER MARSH MYSTERY SERIES, as well as two suspense novels, DROWNING IN AIR and NO SAFE PLACE, a ghostly romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD, and a book on writing, THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING: ADVICE ON WRITING. She hopes you'll enjoy her books as much as she's enjoyed writing them.

 

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Publisher
Judy Fitzwater
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Published on
Apr 26, 2016
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Pages
220
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with a stack of eight unpublished manuscripts and rejection letters to match filling her closet. She's sure that if she can just get famous for something, someone will have to publish her books. Why not murder?

She'll find a target so mean that she'd actually be doing the world a favor by bumping him or her off. And she knows just the person:
Penney Richmond, a high-powered literary agent who's made it her job to ruin people's lives. All Jennifer has to do is frame herself, do the deed, and come out with an iron-clad alibi, and she'll be well on her way to getting a three book deal. So what if she chickens out at the last minute? A vegetarian good girl who rescued a greyhound could never actually kill someone. But when Penney is found murdered and the police think Jennifer did it, she’d better find the real murderer before she goes away... for life.

Along with her eccentric writer's group, spunky old ladies with a nose for sleuthing, her neurotic greyhound, and a sexy, sarcastic reporter named Sam, Jennifer embarks on a journey filled with danger, deception, and disguises that could leave her Dying to Get Published...

“In a roller coaster of hilarity, Fitzwater has crafted three-dimensional characters with warmth, realism, and wickedness.”
-- The Snooper

"A sprightly novel, Dying to Get Published will entertain all writers...[It] offers a word to the wise: Never thwart a mystery writer, published or unpublished."
-- Carolyn G. Hart

“Jen’s a warm, intelligent character, and Fitzwater provides an entertaining (and for aspiring writers, frustratingly familiar) look at the world of writing and publishing.”
-- Publishers Weekly

Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with a stack of eight unpublished manuscripts and rejection letters to match filling her closet. She's sure that if she can just get famous for something, someone will have to publish her books. Why not murder?

She'll find a target so mean that she'd actually be doing the world a favor by bumping him or her off. And she knows just the person:
Penney Richmond, a high-powered literary agent who's made it her job to ruin people's lives. All Jennifer has to do is frame herself, do the deed, and come out with an iron-clad alibi, and she'll be well on her way to getting a three book deal. So what if she chickens out at the last minute? A vegetarian good girl who rescued a greyhound could never actually kill someone. But when Penney is found murdered and the police think Jennifer did it, she’d better find the real murderer before she goes away... for life.

Along with her eccentric writer's group, spunky old ladies with a nose for sleuthing, her neurotic greyhound, and a sexy, sarcastic reporter named Sam, Jennifer embarks on a journey filled with danger, deception, and disguises that could leave her Dying to Get Published...

“In a roller coaster of hilarity, Fitzwater has crafted three-dimensional characters with warmth, realism, and wickedness.”
-- The Snooper

"A sprightly novel, Dying to Get Published will entertain all writers...[It] offers a word to the wise: Never thwart a mystery writer, published or unpublished."
-- Carolyn G. Hart

“Jen’s a warm, intelligent character, and Fitzwater provides an entertaining (and for aspiring writers, frustratingly familiar) look at the world of writing and publishing.”
-- Publishers Weekly

On the coldest day in Macon, Georgia’s recent history, Suzanne Gray dressed herself in white, tied a blue ribbon in her hair, gathered a bouquet of white roses, typed a suicide note, lay herself down on her lover’s grave, and froze to death. Or did she? Suzanne's niece doesn't think so.

Neither does mystery writer Jennifer Marsh. Not only was the note not signed, but, well, honestly the whole thing sounds fishy to Jennifer and she can't let it go. Sam Culpepper, the reporter on the case and Jennifer's boyfriend, not only appears to be hiding some of the details from Jennifer but seems more interested in taking their relationship to the next level than discussing work. So why, then, does an engagement announcement for Sam and his ex-girlfriend appear in the paper the next day?

Did Suzanne commit suicide or was she murdered? Did Suzanne’s lover really die from a slip on the stairs? Does Sam have another relationship that Jennifer knew nothing about? What will it take to solve these mysteries? When the bullets start to fly, Jennifer knows that she’d better figure out what's happening, or she'll be paying with more than her heart... she'll be paying with her life.

“Jennifer Marsh is a delight—resourceful, funny, and impulsive…” Laura Lippman

“…the solution to the mystery is a kicker…” The Mystery Review

“Bright and snappy, DYING O GET HER MAN is a fast-paced read.” Romantic Times

“DYING TO GET HER MAN…is as engaging and entertaining as any Agatha Christie mystery.” I Love a Mystery Newsletter
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