Every Trick in the Book

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2013 - Fiction - 294 pages
4 Reviews
The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries return with Lila Wilkins, who has just been promoted to full-time literary agent. But great new writers aren’t the only people she’s trying to catch…

Lila Wilkins has it all: the home of her dreams in the charming town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina; a perfect police officer boyfriend; and a new job she absolutely loves. At the Book and Author Festival, which is sponsored by the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila expects to discover some talented new authors, but what she finds instead is the body of an editor to whom she bears an eerie resemblance.
Trouble is, the editor’s death isn’t the only literary murder taking place. Soon a blossoming author is also killed, and Lila has a gut feeling that the two murders are linked. Now she must hunt down the dark figure who killed these women—and to her surprise, she just might find the clues hidden in a manuscript…

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Review: Every Trick in the Book (Novel Idea #2)

User Review  - Grey853 - Goodreads

I wanted to like it because of the premise, but it was boring and poorly written, a double sin in my book. The main character was also very unlikeable and nearly hysterical in her reactions. Throw in that it had an obvious conclusion and, well, I had to push myself to finish. Read full review

Review: Every Trick in the Book (Novel Idea #2)

User Review  - Denise Louise - Goodreads

Did anyone edit this book? The writing seems so uneven. Flowery sentence structures that are way over the top and really unnecessary. I didn't care for the main character or her zippy Vespa. Surprised a real literary agent ever picked this one up. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Lucy Arlington is an avid reader, cook, and gardener. If she had her way, she'd divide her time between preparing delectables in her kitchen, traveling the globe on her scooter, and sitting in a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee and a paperback until her legs cramped. Lucy is devoted to her husband and children - especially when they ply her with chocolate and gift cards to bookstores.  

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