Is this real or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.
Full of uncanny intrigue and witty humor, E.J. Copperman's imaginative series debut "Written Off" is sure to be a new fan favorite for readers of Donna Andrews.
- ISBN-13: 9781629535999
- ISBN-10: 1629535990
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 336
Series: Mysterious Detective Mystery
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
A fictional character comes to life in this entertaining series launch from Copperman (Ghost in the Wind). Novelist Rachel Goldman is starting revisions on her fifth mystery featuring Duffy Madison, consultant to a New Jersey prosecutor’s office, when she receives a call from a man claiming to be Duffy Madison, consultant to a different New Jersey prosecutor’s office. He insists he’s never read Rachel’s books, but Duffy talks, thinks, and acts just like the character and claims to have no memories predating the publication of Rachel’s first book. His call raises more urgent concerns than his sanity, however. A mystery novelist of Rachel’s acquaintance has been reported missing, and the police believe her disappearance is linked to the murders of three other writers. Rachel’s funny, self-deprecating voice effectively carries the implausible premise, and insights into a writer’s daily life add verisimilitude. Likable supporting characters and the continuing mystery of Duffy’s existence should hook readers who can overlook significant plot gaps and a far-fetched resolution. (June)