by Elly Griffiths
Reviewed by Janet:
British crime writers are being mysteriously killed off in this fun whodunit. The amateur detectives—including a rumpled ex-monk, a suspiciously well-dressed eldercare giver, and an octogenarian BBC retiree in a cravat—become drawn in when an elderly woman, with business cards listing her profession as a “murder consultant,” unexpectedly dies. They involve the police when they realize that the deceased was thanked in the postscripts of books by a growing number of mystery writers.