The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Box Set: Books 1-3

Judy Fitzwater
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For the first time, bestselling author Judy Fitzwater has collected in one volume the first three books in her funny, cozy, Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series: Dying to Get Published, Dying to Get Even, and Dying for a Clue. Follow the adventures of aspiring mystery writer Jennifer Marsh as she solves her first crimes.

Dying to Get Published, an Agatha Award nominee, introduces Jennifer, a writer so desperate to get published she finds herself in a twisted tale of how deadly the publishing business can be. Her second adventure lands her as the key witness for the prosecution in the case of a dear friend accused of murdering her husband. The third involves an adopted college student seeking her true identity, only to find people willing to kill to keep it secret.

On hand to help are Jennifer's wacky writer friends, a rich and possibly demented old lady who prefers solving crimes to her weekly bridge games, and investigative newspaper reporter Sam Culpepper who's as attracted to Jennifer as much as he is to the crimes she's embroiled in. And, of course, there's Muffy, Jennifer's faithful greyhound offering love and support. Come join the fun and enjoy an intriguing mystery.

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About the author

Judy Fitzwater grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in ten states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first published mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent eight-book series, The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer's quirky writers' group. She's also written two suspense thrillers, DROWNING IN AIR and NO SAFE PLACE. And don't miss her very funny romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD. It's filled with ghosts and mayhem and just plain fun. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal adventures. THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING: ADVICE ON WRITING, written with wit and charm, offers her insights into the writing profession and her personal experiences.

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Publisher
Judy Fitzwater
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Published on
Apr 21, 2016
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Pages
676
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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

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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