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 www.christinalarmer.com. You can read her blog at christina-larmerspits.blogspot.com.au, or enjoy some of her short fiction at freequickreads.blogspot.com.
A NOTE BEFORE DYING is the sixth stand-alone mystery in the fun, fast-paced series featuring gutsy ghostwriter Roxy Parker.
With a battered heart and the hots for her next client, Roxy Parker heads to the Byron hinterland, to ghostwrite the life story of rock legend Jed Moody. She may be his biggest fan, but the uber sexy rocker—think Michael Hutchence meets Mick Jagger—has more than his share of enemies, so when he is zapped to death on stage while strumming his Fender Strat, the amateur sleuth can’t help looking at his so-called ‘fans’.
Was Jed Moody 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 ‘sparkie’ who’s caught Roxy’s eye, the one with the chip on his shoulder and the cute Border Collie cross?
When a sleazy photographer shows up dead soon after, it seems the electrician’s fate is sealed—‘sparkie Sam' has got the means, the motive, and absolutely no alibi.
In the sixth Ghostwriter Mystery (each one a stand-alone mystery; no cliffhangers to be seen), Roxy is back with a sizzling murder and a soft spot for a country boy with big doe eyes. Determined to prove his innocence, Roxy enlists the help of best friend, Detective Gilda Maltin. The problem is, the more she digs, the more Gilda is convinced that Roxy is making a chilling mistake that will cost the ghostwriter her life!
A Note Before Dying is a fun, fast-paced adventure that shows, yet again, why C.A. Larmer - author of the best-selling Agatha Christie Book Club - is one of epublishing's growing sensations.
WARNING: Contains some adult language.