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Cutting Edge Mystery with Christina Larmer!

Christina (C.A.) Larmer is the author of 11 books, including six in the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series starring amateur sleuth Roxy Parker, and two Agatha Christie Book Clubs. She has two stand-alone novels, the new posthumous mystery Do Not Go Gentle, and An Island Lost, and a non-fiction book, A Measure of Papua New Guinea (Focus, 2008).

Born and bred in tropical Papua New Guinea, Christina was educated in Australia and has lived and worked around the world from New York and Los Angeles to London. A journalist, editor, teacher and writer, she now runs an indie publishing service from her home in the Byron Bay hinterland, on the east coast of Australia, which she shares with her musician husband, two sons, a devilish Blue Heeler called Kasper and countless koalas and snakes.

Her Agatha Christie Book Club is now an Amazon 'Best Seller'- the third in the series comes out in December.

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Killer Twist (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 1) Killer Twist (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 1) $0.00 GET STARTED FOR FREE!

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More cutting edge than your average 'cozy', more contemporary than the likes of Sue Grafton, KILLER TWIST is the first mystery featuring amateur sleuth Roxy Parker.

With her witty one-liners and penchant for cheap plonk, Roxy Parker is a hip new detective, except she's not strictly a detective. She's a ghostwriter with a taste for the morbid---and this time her little sideline has got her in way over her head...

In the first of six stand-alone mysteries, Roxy is hired to ghostwrite the life story of department store heiress Beatrice Musgrave. Beattie has promised Roxy a secret worth writing about, but before she gets the chance to 'tell all', the socialite is found ripped to shreds at the bottom of a cliff. The police suspect suicide but Roxy knows better---there's far too many people looking far too relieved. Besides, Beattie would never destroy a perfectly good twinset and pearls!

So what was the heiress really hiding beneath her cashmere cardi...?

From the posh suburbs of Sydney to remote outback Australia, Roxy finds herself lured into a web of deceit where time has healed no wounds and the bandages are unravelling fast. With a menacing stranger at her heels and a handsome friend hiding a secret of his own, Roxy knows she has to act fast, if only to stop her mother from driving her ballistic.

A thoroughly modern murder mystery, Killer Twist is a humorous, light read with a killer twist at the end.

From the author of the Amazon best-selling Agatha Christie Book Club and Murder on The Orient (SS).

A WARNING FROM C.A. LARMER: "This book is set in Australia so it contains some adult language and Australian slang---both part of the richness of the Aussie lexicon. No offence is intended."

A Plot to Die For (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 2) A Plot to Die For (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 2) $2.99

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In the second mystery for ghostwriter Roxy Parker, A PLOT TO DIE FOR, C.A. Larmer pays homage to the Queen of 'Cozy' Crime Agatha Christie's Evil Under The Sun.

When Roxy accepts a ghostwriting gig at a luxury island resort she expects little more than a good story and a touch of sunstroke. What she gets is her hotelier client buried in the sand, her head protruding ghoulishly for the crabs to devour, and an ensemble cast of cocktail-sipping characters who are all hiding something behind their Gucci sunglasses.

In this modern homage to a Christie classic, Roxy must solve the mystery of her client's murder while stuck on an island with the prime suspects. Along the way, the amateur sleuth encounters machete-wielding locals, shifty fellow guests, and an island paradise where the ghosts of past mistakes still linger behind every coconut.

With a cracking pace and plenty of humour, this baffling mystery will have you scratching your head until the final, Hercule Poirot-style conclusion. If the 'Big Reveal' doesn't leave you gasping into your gin and tonic, it just might make you reconsider your next island holiday.

Funnier and more contemporary than your typical 'cozy', A PLOT TO DIE FOR is the second, stand-alone mystery for ghostwriter Roxy Parker.

A WARNING FROM THE AUTHOR: "This book contains some adult language and Australian slang---all part of the richness of the Aussie lexicon. No offence is intended."

Last Writes (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 3) Last Writes (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 3) $2.99

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In the third instalment of the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series, LAST WRITES, Roxy Parker is back, and this time it's personal.

Someone is killing best-selling authors---a science-fiction writer has been violently slashed with an 'X', a gardening guru bludgeoned with his own shears, and an erotic novelist poisoned by a juicy, red apple. All the evidence points firmly at Roxy's beloved agent, Oliver, and she's determined to prove his innocence.

With the help of a seductive newcomer, Roxy must hunt down the killer before another author meets his final sentence... Little does she know, a ghostwriter is next on the hit list!

Will this be Roxy Parker's last writes?

The third mystery for our amateur sleuth sees the return of meddling mother Lorraine, supercop Gilda Maltin, and brooding photographer Max---how will he handle Roxy's new love interest? Tag along and find out as Roxy embarks on a nail-biting road trip up the east coast of Australia, the killer hot on her trail!

In C.A. Larmer's third stand-alone mystery, you'll find enough humour, fashion and suspense to keep you on the edge of your manicured toes.

A Word of Caution About the Language
This story is set in Australia so contains some slang and strong adult language. Both are an everyday part of the Aussie vernacular but the author apologises for any confusion or offence. It is not intended.

Dying Words (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 4) Dying Words (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 4) $2.99

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DYING WORDS is the fourth stand-alone mystery in the popular amateur detective series starring feisty Ghostwriter Roxy Parker.

When a dying man utters Roxy's name with his final, gasping breath, our merlot-swilling ghostwriter is thrown into the middle of her most baffling---and brutal---cozy mystery yet. Why would someone Roxy barely knows call out HER name on his deathbed? What did he give her that holds the key to his murder? And is it linked to a ghoulish burglar who looks strangely like Bugs Bunny?

Thus begins the fourth stand-alone adventure in the Ghostwriter Mystery series by top-selling cozy author C.A. Larmer. In this instalment, Roxy is hired by the dead man's daughter to find a missing photograph that's more than just a happy snap---it hides a secret so chilling, it will leave you gasping until the very end.

In Roxy's most confounding mystery to date, it's not just about murder, it's about greed, betrayal and cold-blooded revenge. But don't despair! There are plenty of laughs along the way as we reunite with Roxy's motley mates, including cool cop Gilda and hunky boyfriend Max. He's trying hard to support Roxy's death fetish but has a bombshell of his own to drop.

Buckle your seatbelts for another gripping Ghostwriter Mystery ride by the author of the best-selling Agatha Christie Book Club.

WARNING: Contains some Australian slang and adult language.

Words Can Kill (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 5) Words Can Kill (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 5) $0.99

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Pack your designer luggage, we're heading to Europe for the fifth, fast-paced adventure in the popular Ghostwriter Mystery Series, WORDS CAN KILL!

This time we're on a missing person's case, and it ain't no holiday. Hunky photographer Max Farrell has vanished into thin air, last seen in the arms of a blonde floozy at a Swiss mountain resort, and his best mate, Roxy Parker, is feigning nonchalance. But when Max's flatmate shows up murdered, followed soon after by the floozy, Roxy realises Max's life is hanging in the balance, and she is his only hope.

Where is Max? Who killed his Berlin flatmate? And what the hell was he doing with that blonde floozy in the first place?!

In the latest Ghostwriter Mystery (each one a stand-alone story in itself), Roxy heads to Europe with Max's self-absorbed sister, Caroline. Together, they follow a series of tantalising clues that take them from the heights of Mt Pilatus to the azure Mediterranean Sea encountering brash German police, secretive Swiss soldiers, and an Italian Lothario with evil in his heart.

Move over Sue Grafton, C.A. Larmer's latest mystery proves yet again why she is one of the most exciting cozy mystery authors writing for contemporary women today.

WARNING: Contains some adult language and Australian slang.

A Note Before Dying (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 6) A Note Before Dying (A Ghostwriter Mystery Book 6) $3.99

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More cutting edge than your average 'cozy', more contemporary than Agatha Christie, A NOTE BEFORE DYING is the latest, stand-alone mystery starring gutsy ghostwriter Roxy Parker.

With a crush on her next client, Roxy heads to world-famous Byron Bay to ghostwrite the life story of rock legend Jed Moody (think Mick Jagger meets Michael Hutchence). She may be his biggest fan, but the uber sexy rock star has more than his share of enemies, so when he is electrocuted on stage, the amateur sleuth can't help looking at his so-called admirers.

Was Jed murdered by a jilted lover? His jealous wife? An embittered band member? Or a publicist with plenty to hide? Or is it worse than that? Is it the sexy newcomer who's caught Roxy's eye, the one with the chip on his shoulder and the cute Border Collie cross?

In the sixth Ghostwriter Mystery, Roxy is back with a sizzling murder and a soft spot for a country boy with big doe eyes. Determined to prove his innocence, she enlists the help of best friend Detective Gilda Maltin. The problem is, the more she digs, the more Gilda is convinced that Roxy has fallen for a cold-blooded killer.

Author of the best-selling Agatha Christie Book Club, C.A. Larmer produces yet another fun, fast-paced adventure for those looking for a thoroughly modern murder mystery.

WARNING FROM THE AUTHOR: "This book is set in Australia so it contains some adult language and Australian slang---both a popular part of the Aussie lexicon. No offence is intended."