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Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite
Writing is Murder: An Emlyn Goode Mystery by Susan Lynn Solomon is about a writer, Emlyn Goode, who has a witch in her family history. Emlyn has joined a writer’s group, and is dating a cop, and has a best friend who makes potions. Oh, then there is her cat, a very perceptive albino with pink eyes. There is talk about a Native American curse, and she wonders if it has to do with her friend’s murder. Her boyfriend is on the case, though it turns out that she is one of the suspects. Emlyn ends up meddling in the case to prove her innocence, much to her boyfriend’s dismay. As she does so, she finds out that she doesn’t know her friends as well as she thought.
As a writer, I just loved Writing is Murder by Susan Lynn Solomon. I thought it was quite clever. This would be the perfect treat for Halloween. A Native American curse, a couple of witches, ghost huntings, a few hot men in uniform (eye candy), and a sprinkle of time travel. The perfect remedy with no calories. I loved the fact that Susan Lynn Solomon used characters my age or even older. So many cozy mysteries have younger characters. I was finally able to relate, and that was quite refreshing. The best part was the fact that the plot had more than one twist. I am usually good at guessing who did it, but I was only partly right, and that really impressed me. Susan Lynn Solomon even made me laugh a couple times. I am looking forward to reading more of her work.