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Making It Write

Betty Hechtman



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Severn House
23 February 2023
Series: Writer for Hire
Writer for Hire Veronica Blackstone's latest client is writing a memoir with a shocking twist ending, until she's found dead before finishing it. Can Veronica unravel the clues within the memoir to discover the killer?

As a writer for hire, Veronica Blackstone puts her keyboard to use to help others. That includes writing advertising copy for local businesses or love letters for those with romantic troubles, or helping people publish their memoirs. Maeve Winslow needs the latter.

Maeve is the wife of a famous artist nominated for a prestigious award, and the memoir is to be released ahead of the ceremony. All of Maeve's notes are given to Veronica but for the final few pages. There's a huge surprise within those last pages, but Maeve won't reveal it yet.

When Maeve is found dead at the foot of her stairs it looks like an accident, but Veronica isn't convinced. Was the scene staged? Was Maeve murdered to keep her silent? Could clues to the surprise, and the identity of the murderer, be hidden within the notes? It's up to Veronica to figure it out and write the real story.

Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781448307531
ISBN 10:   1448307538
Series:   Writer for Hire
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Despite completing a Fine Arts degree, all Betty Hechtman ever wanted to be was a writer. She wrote a weekly column in her college newspaper and later wrote magazine and newspaper pieces, along with short stories and a prize-winning screenplay. Betty had her first novel published in 2006. Since then she has had over 20 books published across two cozy mystery series centered on another one of her loves - yarn craft. She lives with her family in Southern California.

Reviews for Making It Write

Mystery fans would do well to add Hechtman's sleuthing wordsmith to their reading lists * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Plenty of interesting characters add zest to a tale of murder and romantic pitfalls * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Plenty of plot twists and an appealing heroine . . . What's not to like? * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Murder Ink</b> * A sympathetic heroine . . . with an intriguing plot involving class and abuse. Readers will look forward to future instalments * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>Murder Ink</b> * Hechtman's lucky 13th is a character-driven cozy whose mystery is solid enough to raise it above the average * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Hooks Can Be Deceiving</b> * Cozy fans will have fun * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>Hooks Can Be Deceiving</b> *

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