Written Off by E.J. Copperman is the first book in the NEW “Mysterious Detective” mystery series. Publisher: Crooked Lane Books, June 2016
Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor’s office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy working on her next book, when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing persons case. The caller’s name? Duffy Madison.
Is this real or has she lost her mind? She doesn’t have much time to find out because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.
Full of uncanny intrigue and witty humor, E.J. Copperman’s imaginative series debut Written Off is sure to be a new fan favorite for readers of Donna Andrews.
Imagine a character coming to life as a human? Can you? That is what faces Rachel when she meets her protagonist and immediately gets pulled into his investigation which starts this new series that is downright enjoyable. What a great concept that kept me involved in all facets of this narrative that I could not put down until I knew who was after whom. The set-up was brilliantly done and the tone and flow is so comfortable, it felt like I was part of the action. I especially love that while in the throes of trying to solve this mystery, the heroine took time out to talk to me, the reader. Okay, it was her inner voice, but yes, that part was engagingly fun. This was a terrific read and the author did a great job in presenting this mystery kept me intrigued throughout and when I figured out who was behind this, I applaud the author because it was that good. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this fantastic debut series.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) book from the author.