Fiction can be murder / Becky Clark.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Mystery author Charlemagne "Charlee" Russo thinks the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books are only the product of her imagination-- until her agent is found dead exactly as described in Charlee's new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion now swirls around her and her critique group, and the police care more about Charlee's feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of the critique group is a murderer.
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    • ABNT:
      CLARK, B. Fiction can be murder. [s. l.]: Midnight Ink, 2018. ISBN 9780738753324. Disponível em: Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Clark B. Fiction Can Be Murder. Midnight Ink; 2018. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Clark, B. (2018). Fiction can be murder. Midnight Ink. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clark, Becky. 2018. Fiction Can Be Murder. A Mystery Writer’s Mystery: 1. Midnight Ink.
    • Harvard:
      Clark, B. (2018) Fiction can be murder. Midnight Ink (A mystery writer’s mystery: 1). Available at: (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clark, B 2018, Fiction can be murder, A mystery writer’s mystery: 1, Midnight Ink, viewed 6 December 2019, .
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      Clark, Becky. Fiction Can Be Murder. Midnight Ink, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clark, Becky. Fiction Can Be Murder. A Mystery Writer’s Mystery: 1. Midnight Ink, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clark B. Fiction can be murder [Internet]. Midnight Ink; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 6]. (A mystery writer’s mystery: 1). Available from:


LJ Reviews 2018 March #1

When literary agent Melinda Walter is murdered, even Charlemagne "Charlee" Russo's boyfriend questions the mystery author. Melinda was killed in the same method as the victim in Charlee's latest unpublished manuscript. Charlee may be the primary suspect, but at least 15 other people could have read that story, including the members of her writing group. Charlee fears for her own life, but she heroically attempts to exonerate her friends from the suspect list. Not only is the murder method outrageous, but there's an absurd solution with improbable motivation for the actual killer in this series launch by the author of Marshmallow Mayhem. Morever, the large cast of characters may be confusing at times. VERDICT Readers looking for a quirky cast in a humorous mystery may do better with Janet Evanovich, Tonya Kappes, or K.J. Larsen.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 February #3

Set in Denver, this promising series launch from Clark (Banana Bamboozle with Ted Hardwick) introduces mystery writer Charlemagne "Charlee" Russo. When Melinda Walter, Charlee's agent, dies an untimely death that bears a striking resemblance to a murder in her latest unpublished novel, suspicion falls on Charlee, given her growing dispute with Melinda over royalty payments, and she sets out to clear her name. Since only a handful of people have had access to the manuscript—including, most notably, the quirky members of Charlee's writing group—she works through the suspects while fending off the police investigation. On the personal side, Charlee and her police officer brother, Lance, struggle with memories of their father, also a cop, who left the force in disgrace over a murky scandal. Clark does a good job of grounding the story in place and detail. Despite the overly large cast of characters and the too-neat finale, cozy fans should enjoy this funny and affecting view into a mystery writer's life. Agent, Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.