Read and Buried

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
21 Reviews
Hosting an award-winning novelist is quite a Christmas coup for the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straw Society. But when he’s murdered in Lizzie Turner’s house, she’s got a holiday homicide on her hands …
For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can’t wait to pull out all the stops in Southern hospitality. But for Lizzie, Derek Alton is nothing but trouble—from his massive ego to his smarmy moves. When he’s found murdered in her living room, it seems someone decided that this womanizing writer would be better off dead than read.
After suspicion falls on Lizzie’s friend, she and her fellow book club members discover that Derek wasn’t who he pretended to be. Cracking this case means going up against Lizzie’s boyfriend, police chief Mark Dreyfus, and unearthing a novel’s worth of nasty secrets. And as they get closer to uncovering Derek’s scandalous final manuscript, someone hiding in plain sight is out to write finis to Lizzie’s sleuthing for good…

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It's excellent mystery writing. - Goodreads
It is understandable for a new writer. - Goodreads
There were no graphic sex scenes. - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - yoder - LibraryThing

Read and Buried is the second book in the An Ashton Corners Book Club series. I really am enjoying this series. The author tells a wonderful story and it reads at a nice even pace. The cast of ... Read full review

Review: Read and Buried (An Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery #2)

User Review  - C. - Goodreads

There is a nice cast and once again, Erika Chase's mystery portion is something you could believe would drive people to crime. However most of the journey is filler. Someone who loves mystery didn't ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Erika Chase is the former owner of a mystery bookstore and in that guise has spoken to many book clubs over the years, happily recommending authors and series. Her own book club places chocolate on an equal footing with the books they read. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and short-listed for awards. She’s been an advertising copywriter, journalist, and community educator as well as a long time volunteer with the local police service. She resides in the home of her two Siamese cats.  

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