Vampire sleuth Simon Kirby-Jones confronts a plagiarist at a writers' conference, and soon finds himself investigating a murder.
A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Featuring: Simon Kirby-Jones; Giles Blitherington
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Simon Kirby-Jones is not your typical British sleuth.
Probably because heâ€™s an American, southern born and bred
and...dead. A vampire comfortably ensconced in the English
village of Snupperton Mumsley, Simon has kept his
discerning neighbors in the dark. Barring an overdose of
garlic, heâ€™ll live foreverâ€”but his fascination with murder
will never die...
Itâ€™s Simonâ€™s esteemed reputation as an auteur that brings
him to the attention of Lady Hermione Kinsale. She needs
another speaker for her week-long writersâ€™ workshop.
Much to Simonâ€™s surpriseâ€”and chagrinâ€”bestselling mystery
author Dorinda Darlington appears on the list of attendees.
Simon knows first-hand how the reclusive author values her
privacy...because Simon is Dorinda. The blatant
impersonation has raised his hacklesâ€”and Simonâ€™s fit to
kill. But someone beats him to the punch. â€śDorindaâ€ť is
found dead, flattened by a stone urn pushed from the
Now cloistered with a killer, Simon tunes his heightened
senses to the movements of his fellow authors. And as the
workshop develops into a tension convention, Simon grows
more determined to take a bite out of crimeâ€”before bloody
murder claims another victim...
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