Author: Gervace Shorter
Review: There is a lot going on in this book. I had a hard time at first with the transitions between the story and the other characters who were writing stories. I did figure it out and following was much easier from there. I found the stories the characters were writing as interesting or more so then the main story. I really want to know what happens in the Sci-fi story and I don’t really care for that genre.
The police story of a murder is the main story and the other stories come from the characters, who are also writers, involved in the murder in some way. Maybe a bit too much was going on for me to really get a good handle on the story as a whole and I must admit I missed the twist at the end and had to go back and read again to figure out what was going on. I enjoyed the characters and thought detective Wares had a good hold on the situation, she may make a great leading lady for a series.
Overall I enjoyed the story…but it took a bit too really get started.
Publisher: Published (first published September 7th 2011)
Quick Review: 3 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: The murder investigation Detective Inspector Harriet Ware is heading takes her into an unsuspected world where publishers wearily fend off a spate of unwanted manuscripts. Her suspects include would-be authors who live as much in the plots they are weaving as in the mundane world they actually inhabit. ‘Crime Fiction for Beginners’ is five novels in one with an unexpected twist at the end.