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Fiction can Be Murder is a first in the series. I really enjoyed this fun and quick read. The protagonist is smart, funny, and a sleuth. Charlee is a skilled author and must use her skills in order to clear her own name and find the real killer. Financial problems also aren’t helping her position. The author’s style was easy to follow, and the characters are well flushed. Although this storyline has been used in numerous books that I have read, this particular book worked. I will definitely be on the lookout for other books in this series.
Mystery author Charlemagne “Charlee” Russo thinks the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books are only the product of her imagination—until her agent is found dead exactly as described in Charlee’s new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion now swirls around her and her critique group, making her confidence drop as severely and unexpectedly as her royalty payments.
The police care more about Charlee’s feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of her friends is a murderer. Easier said than done, even for an author who’s skilled at creating tidy endings for her mysteries. And as her sleuthing grows dangerous, Charlee’s imagination starts working overtime. Is she being targeted, too?