In her fifth and most heart-wrenching mystery yet, Ghostwriter Roxy Parker is hot on the trail of her estranged boyfriend Max. He's disappeared from a Swiss resort, a perky blonde by his side, and his flatmate has shown up murdered in Berlin. He was bludgeoned by his own 1920's Gibson guitar and the German police suspect Max of murder. But Roxy knows better. 

Max Farrell may be a cad, but he's no cold-blooded killer! 

What’s more, he’s just sent her a cryptic text message, which proves his life is hanging by a thread and Roxy is his only hope. 

At the behest of his family, Roxy packs her designer suitcase and heads to the Continent, Max’s self-absorbed sister, Caroline, by her side. Together, they must swallow their differences and follow in Max’s footsteps—from the misty heights of Mt Pilatus to the craggy shoreline of the Italian Riviera. Along the way they encounter aggressive German cops, secretive Swiss soldiers and Italian villagers who are masking dark secrets behind their friendly smiles. 

When the perky blonde shows up dead, soon after, in the azure Mediterranean Sea, the two women realise this is no simple European vacation. They’re on the holiday from hell and time is running out. 

But where is Max? Why is everyone around him being murdered? And what the hell was he doing with that perky blonde in the first place?! 

In the latest Ghostwriter Mystery, author C.A. Larmer proves yet again why she’s one of Australia’s most popular and well-read crime writers. Fasten your seatbelts for a fun and fast-paced ride! 


C.A. Larmer

Christina Larmer was born and bred in tropical Papua New Guinea, educated in Australia and has lived and worked around the world including New York, Los Angeles and London. An editor by trade, she now freelances and writes fiction from her home in the hinterland behind Byron Bay, on the east coast of Australia, which she shares with her musician husband, two boys, an enormous goanna, passing koalas and countless snakes. Also writing as C.A. Larmer, Christina has published four books in the Roxy Parker Ghostwriter Mystery series, including: Killer Twist, A Plot to Die For, Last Writes and Dying Words. She has self-published a separate cozy crime mystery called The Agatha Christie Book Club and an adult novel called An Island Lost. In 2008, Christina also wrote a non-fiction book about pioneering surveyors in PNG called A Measure of Papua New Guinea, which was published by Focus. To find out more about Christina Larmer, her life and work, log online at You can read her blog at, or enjoy some of her short fiction at

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Series: Agatha Christie Book Club

Series: Ghostwriter Mystery

Series: Posthumous Mystery

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