Dying to Get Published

Dying to Get Published

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with eight unpublished books and hundreds of rejection letters. If she can just get famous for something, someone will surely publish her books. Why not murder? Because Jennifer's a good person, a vegetarian who rescued a greyhound. She could never actually kill someone, but she could plot a murder that will land her as the prime suspect in a real murder case.Judy Fitzwater's comic mystery tour de force, originally published by Ballantine Books, is finally available in electronic format.Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with a stack of eight unpublished manuscripts and rejection letters to match filling her closet. She's sure that if she can just get famous for something, someone will have to publish her books. Why not murder?She'll find a target so mean that she'd actually be doing the world a favor by bumping him or her off. And she knows just the person:Penney Richmond, a high-powered literary agent who's made it her job to ruin people's lives. All Jennifer has to do is frame herself, do the deed, and come out with an iron-clad alibi, and she'll be well on her way to getting a three book deal. So what if she chickens out at the last minute? A vegetarian good girl who rescued a greyhound could never actually kill someone. But when Penney is found murdered and the police think Jennifer did it, she’d better find the real murderer before she goes away... for life.Along with her eccentric writer's group, spunky old ladies with a nose for sleuthing, her neurotic greyhound, and a sexy, sarcastic reporter named Sam, Jennifer embarks on a journey filled with danger, deception, and disguises that could leave her Dying to Get Published...
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Dying to Get Her Man

Dying to Get Her Man

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

On the coldest day in Macon, Georgia’s recent history, Suzanne Gray dressed herself in white, tied a blue ribbon in her hair, gathered a bouquet of white roses, typed a suicide note, lay herself down on her lover’s grave, and froze to death. Or did she? Suzanne's niece doesn't think so.Neither does mystery writer Jennifer Marsh. Not only was the note not signed, but, well, honestly the whole thing sounds fishy to Jennifer and she can't let it go. Sam Culpepper, the reporter on the case and Jennifer's boyfriend, not only appears to be hiding some of the details from Jennifer but seems more interested in taking their relationship to the next level than discussing work. So why, then, does an engagement announcement for Sam and his ex-girlfriend appear in the paper the next day?Did Suzanne commit suicide or was she murdered? Did Suzanne’s lover really die from a slip on the stairs? Does Sam have another relationship that Jennifer knew nothing about? What will it take to solve these mysteries? When the bullets start to fly, Jennifer knows that she’d better figure out what's happening, or she'll be paying with more than her heart... she'll be paying with her life.
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Dying for a Clue

Dying for a Clue

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

The third in the acclaimed Jennifer Marsh mystery series! Jennifer Marsh is going undercover... well, not technically undercover. She is the brand new personal assistant to an honest to God private eye. An unpublished mystery writer who's solved a few real-life mysteries, Jennifer hopes some on the job experience with a pro will give her the next great book idea. So what if the only person who'll let her ride along is Johnny Zeeman, a professional sleeze ball and small time detective? When they witness a murder in the alley behind a fertility clinic, and Johnny takes a bullet, Jennifer finds herself tied up in a case full of family secrets... secrets so deep someone would kill to keep them. And when Jennifer takes on Johnny's client, a local college student desperate for answers about her past, she may just have traced a target on her own back. The search for the killer has Jennifer plotting with her writers group, hiding out (and playing house) with her sexy reporter friend, Sam, and dodging bullets in a quest for the truth that has her Dying for a Clue... “This is a series worth discovering from the beginning.”-Mystery News “DYING FOR A CLUE is a fast-paced, easy read that is entertaining and beguiling.”--Romantic Times “Fitzwater...obviously has fun with her characters...”--Publishers Weekly
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Dying to Remember

Dying to Remember

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

Twelve years ago Jimmy Mitchell disappeared the night of Jennifer Marsh’s prom, and now her good friend Leigh Ann is desperate for Jennifer to accompany her to their high school reunion. Nothing could make her go back to confront Sheena Cassidy, the backbiting, mean-spirited, boyfriend stealing junior squad cheerleader that made her life a living hell—nothing except a note from Sheena’s now husband Danny Buckner, Jennifer’s first love and prom date, who is pleading for her help with something that happened on that horrendous prom night. But when she gets to the reunion, Danny barely has a chance to speak with Jennifer before he’s drawn away by one of his in-crowd. Less than an hour later Danny’s dead in the parking lot, an apparent suicide. And Gavin Lawless, budding singer/song writer and the love of Leigh Ann’s life, has returned to dredge up exactly what happened to Jimmy Mitchell that dreadful night twelve years ago that left Gavin with repressed memories and war hero Ben Underwood under a cloud of suspicion in Jimmy’s disappearance. Old grudges and new insights lead Jennifer straight into danger as she’s left Dying to Remember…
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Dying to Be Murdererd

Dying to Be Murdererd

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

Mary Ashton is convinced someone is going to murder her, and that there’s nothing she can do to stop it. But what she can do is hire unpublished mystery writer Jennifer Marsh to record her final days, so her killer won’t get away with it. Mary may seem a little loony, but she’s one of Macon’s leading socialites, or at least she was until the competency hearing. AND she’s offering Jennifer $1,000 a week to stay in her home, the historic Ashton mansion, reputed to be haunted by a Civil War heroine. The money’s too good to turn down, especially for a starving writer, so Jennifer agrees. And what’s the harm? Why would anyone want Mary Ashton dead? But the first night at the mansion, Jennifer’s awakened by blood curdling screams coming from Mary’s room, which is directly beneath her own. Trapped in her room, Jennifer is helpless. When she finally escapes, she finds a blood-soaked bed straight out of a horror movie but no sign of Mary’s body. Old family secrets and grudges, mysterious deaths, and ghostly lights that move about the mansion lead to a mystery fraught with danger and intrigue. Jennifer’s writers’ group offers their usual comic relief as they continue their journey toward getting published. Jennifer’s sarcastic reporter boyfriend Sam is there to lend his assistance as well. And, of course, so is her greyhound Muffy.
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Dying to Get Even

Dying to Get Even

Judy Fitzwater

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Nonfiction

Unpublished author and reluctant amateur detective Jennifer Marsh doesn't know how she keeps finding herself in the middle of a murder. Okay, the first one was her fault (she framed herself) but this one is just bad luck: catching her good friend, Emmie Walker, standing over her dead ex-husband, Edgar, holding a bloody knife.Jennifer's sure Emmie is innocent. She's a sweet senior citizen who is way too smart to do something so stupid. So what if she has motive (her former husband was loaded and she'd gain ownership over his successful chain of restaurants) and opportunity (found holding a knife over his body)? She's not the only one.Edgar Walker was not a nice man. People were probably standing in line to murder him. The question is who got to him first?With help from her quirky writer's group, gorgeous, cranky reporter Sam, and her own fictional heroine Maxie Malone, Jennifer's determined to get to the bottom of this... before Emmie's convicted based on Jennifer's own eyewitness testimony.
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