A Killer Romance



A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery)
by Maggie Blackburn

About A Killer Romance


A Killer Romance (A Beach Reads Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – North Carolina
Crooked Lane Books (February 6, 2024)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639106359
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639106356
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C4J77BVN


Love and murder are in the air this Valentine’s day in Maggie Blackburn’s third Beach Reads mystery, perfect for fans of Eva Gates and Miranda James.

When Beach Reads bookshop hosts a Valentine’s Day event, “Romance by the Sea,” bookseller Summer Merriweather has no idea that the guest author is under investigation for her own husband’s murder. When that same author is found dead at the local bed and breakfast, nobody assumes it’s natural causes–there were plenty of people who wanted her dead.

As Summer searches for the truth about the author’s stranger-than-fiction life, Summer finds suspicious indications of shady behavior in the author’s belongings. But the casual sleuthing is quickly derailed when Summer’s friend Glads gets hauled in for the murder, and they launch a full-blown investigation to clear her name.

As Summer and company pick through the scant clues to solve the case, they may find more treachery and heartbreak than they bargained for.

About Maggie Blackburn

Maggie Blackburn is the pen name for bestselling mystery author Mollie Cox Bryan, who writes cozy mysteries with edge. She’s the author of several bestselling mystery series Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman’s World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People’s Choice Award.  She’s also penned a historical mystery under the name of Mollie Ann Cox. She lives in Crozet, Va. and is the mother of two grown, nearly perfect daughters.

Q&A With the Author:

What was your inspiration for writing this book? 

There were a few things, Summer’s journey into healing from grief over her mother pulls me through each book. I lost my mom a few years back and this part of her character arc resonates with me. And, along with the murder, the idea of second chances all the way through the book propelled me forward. 

What did you enjoy most about writing this book? 

The final scene was the most fun to write.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about? 

I also just released a historical, “The Lace Widow: an Eliza Hamilton Mystery.” Hoping to start writing the next book in that series soon. 

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future? 

I am finishing up the third book in the Charlotte Donovan series (writing as Mollie Cox Bryan), “Hedy Lamarr’s Lost Ecstasy.” And I will be releasing a novella in the the Buttermilk Creek series this summer.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans? 

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Author Links

Website http://www.molliecoxbryan.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/molliecoxbryanauthor/

Twitter/ X https://twitter.com/molliecoxbryan

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/molliebryan/

TikTok  @molliebryan

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  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. Wonderful new mystery, I like the cover, lots of things going on!

  3. Love this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. you are a new author for me-after reading the book excerpt I would like to read this book-thanks


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