No. 7 in the Kate Lawrence Mysteries
It’s a case of art imitating life as Kate and her realtor partners investigate the sometimes frightening consequences of thwarted creative egos in the world of small publishing. When mystery writer Maybelle Farnsworth moves to town a few weeks before Halloween, she soon becomes the target of a neighborhood prankster, or so Kate and her partners believe at first. When the dirty tricks escalate from annoying to terrifying, May’s secret sideline as the publisher of a line of sexy romance novels comes into play. A writer’s horrified husband learns the true nature of his wife’s work and goes on a rampage, while a rejected author seeks revenge by sabotaging May’s mystery titles on major review sites. What with one thing and another, Kate is totally spooked—and she’s not the only one.
Within the context of this cozy mystery, which features many of the popular characters from previous titles in the series, author and publisher Ivie shines a light into the seldom acknowledged dark corners of today’s ultra-competitive publishing industry. Discover the unethical ploys used by a few misguided authors to gain readers’ attention, such as fraudulent claims of prize nominations and paid-for reviews. Guaranteed to keep readers entertained while getting an inside look at the realities of today’s publishing.
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Sample Reviews for The Kate Lawrence Mysteries
“One of the appeals of this series is the main character. … Middle-age adventures are more than a state of mind in this fast-paced mystery.”
--Dee Ann Ray, Clinton Daily News
“…a wonderful mix of characters … a real slice of life … a wonderful book to curl up with on a rainy day.”
--Lighthouse Literary Reviews
“… delightful. The straight-forward plot has some clever twists … in this genuinely entertaining mystery.”
“Ivie’s characters … are not twenty-something Nancy Drews. They are mature, grown-up women with full lives and vivid pasts.”
“(Drowning in Christmas is) definitely a cozy but with so much more: great descriptions of wonderful settings, believable characters, and a plot filled with some holiday dilemmas that most readers can actually relate to. … Ms. Ivie has written a delightful tale, a fun read that is laugh-out-loud at times, perfect for the holidays.”
--Marilyn Meredith, Kings River Life Magazine
“It’s Christmas in Connecticut. When a body washes up at the Wethersfield Cove, Kate’s on the case again in a holiday romp through a historic setting, ending in a wedding—but whose? Drowning in Christmas is the most enjoyable Kate Lawrence mystery so far.”
--Joyce Rossignol, Senior Editor, Wethersfield Life
“[Drowning in Christmas] would be fun to read any time of the year. It's full of holiday cheer and gentle humor and would be especially welcome as a respite from the frenzy of pre-Christmas shopping. Kate Lawrence is a heroine who's easy to like. And if you're familiar with central Connecticut, that's just an added bonus!”
--Carole Shmurak, author, The Susan Lombardi Mysteries