Everyone has had been stuck in a job they can’t stand, right? In this cozy mystery, free-spirited Annie Malone needs to ditch her dull, drab job, but doesn’t know how. She is in a rut. She needs a change, and fast. Thrown a lifeline from her moonlighting job as a ghostwriter, she packs her suitcase and heads up to idyllic Door County. Asked to ghostwrite a book for an impossible client by an almost-impossible editor, Annie wonders if she is in over her head. She needs the ghostwriting job, but is starting to suspect that all is not what it seems. Then Annie’s editor turns up dead, and her client goes missing. Amid the chaos, she makes fast friends with a bartender, Lizzy, and these two women sleuth to clear Annie’s name. Suddenly, the whole story changes and Annie herself is in danger. To top it all off, a dark mysterious stranger, Donovan Archer, is trying to romance her. Is Donovan who he says he is, and can he help her find her missing client? Annie doesn’t know who she can trust until it is almost too late…
Targeted Age Group:
12 and Above
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My cozy mystery is a lighter book. I hope people like the characters as much as I do. I tried to make this book a positive experience, with a lot of humor and kindness.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just write. That blank page is not going to fill itself. You can always edit it later.
Elizabeth Rose was born in Wisconsin in the United States. She has lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin. After working as a technical writer, desktop publisher, ghostwriter, and waitress, she decided to put pen to paper for herself. The book “Murder in Death’s Door County” is very loosely based on a bizarre ghostwriting project she had (names, specific circumstances, and situations have been changed significantly). In addition to continuing with the Annie Malone mystery series, Elizabeth loves to write children’s literature, and draw and paint. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time in Door County, which really is one of the most beautiful places.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Several years ago, I had a very odd ghostwriting project… the subject of the book was almost certainly nuts… and then the project was cancelled – out of the blue! Soooo… since I’m the kind of person who makes lemonade out of lemons, I added humor, drama, a beautiful setting, and fictionalized the heck out of the story.