Nothing could have prepared part-time journalist Emily Kincaid for the sight of a brutally slain woman left in an abandoned farmhouse, but when she and brooding Deputy Dolly link the execution-style murder to a rash of dead dogs being left on the doorsteps of migrant farm workers, she knows a new form of darkness has descended on her quiet northern Michigan town.
Unsure whether the events are acts of retribution, warnings to silence potential witnesses, or omens of even more sinister deeds to come, Emily discovers an alarming string of clues in a book she’s editing for an eccentric Englishman. The flamboyant author hardly seems the type for such gruesome acts, but the eerie plot seems too similar to be coincidental, and too ghastly to ignore.
When another macabre murder takes a life at the Englishman’s own home, an investigation already laced with fear becomes downright terrifying. Drawing on the strength of a friendship that’s been tested to the limits, Emily and Dolly will have to put all their squabbles aside to protect each other and catch a killer, because life can be cruel, but fiction can be fatal.
Rave reviews for the Emily Kincaid Mysteries:
Dead Dancing Women
“Every woman who’s ever struggled with saying no, fitting in, and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first-timer Emily.” —Kirkus Reviews
Dead Floating Lovers
“A mystery that keeps you guessing, together with the story of a woman slowly finding her voice” —Kirkus Reviews
Dead Sleeping Shaman
“Buzzelli’s well-crafted third Emily Kincaid . . . [features] sharp prose and spirited characterizations.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for A Most Curious Murder:
“Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe’s flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a charmer . . . an entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters.” —Library Journal
“This quirky, clever cozy series launch . . . [is] hard to resist.” —Publishers Weekly
“Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix.” —RT Book Reviews (four star review)
About the Author:
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives back in the Michigan woods between Mancelona and Kalkaska, on a small lake, much like the protagonist of her Emily Kincaid mystery series. She teaches creative writing at Northwestern Michigan College extended education.