After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. With her ability to spot details that others fail to see, it’s not long before Mikki earns clients—and realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn’t the thriving tourist destination it was decades ago. Not with a murderer on the loose . . . When perky novice writer Tiffany Scott knocks at her door holding a towering manuscript, Mikki expects another debut novel plagued by typos and sloppy prose. Instead, she finds a murder mystery ripped from the headlines of Lenape Hollow’s not-too-distant past. The opening scene is a graphic page-turner, but it sends a real chill down Mikki’s spine after the young author turns up dead just like the victim in her story . . .
Mikki refuses to believe that Tiffany’s death was accidental, and suspicions of foul play solidify as she uncovers a strange inconsistency in the manuscript and a possible motive in the notes. Then there’s Tiffany’s grandmother and husband, who aren’t exactly on friendly terms over the local area’s planned rejuvenation efforts . . .
Unable to convince police that they are focused on the wrong suspect, Mikki must rely on her keen eyes to catch the truth hidden in Lenape Hollow. As she gets closer to cracking the case, only one person takes Mikki’s investigation seriously—the cunning killer who will do anything to make this chapter of her life come to a very abrupt ending . . .
About the Author
KAITLYN DUNNETT grew up in the Borscht Belt of New York state, otherwise known as the Sullivan County Catskills, the area she writes about in the Deadly Edits mysteries. These days, Kaitlyn lives in the mountains of western Maine with her husband and cats and can be reached through her website at www.kaitlyndunnett.com.
Praise for Kaitlyn Dunnett's Crime & Punctuation: “Entertaining . . . Cozy fans will be pleased.” —Publishers Weekly
“The signature cozy style of Dunnett's Liss MacCrimmon series translates easily to this editorially focused new venture.” —Kirkus Reviews
“If you consider yourself a word nerd or grammar guru, this is a book you need to check out!” –RT Book Reviews
“This first in series is nicely done with good characterizations.” --Booklist
“I’ve been waiting for [this]…and it’s finally out…yay!! I love the title, love-love-love the cover, and the Deadly Edits series concept is so fun….Kaitlyn Dunnett is such a good writer—one of my favorites! I’m already hooked.” –Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author.
“An utter delight for language purists as well as fans of cozy mysteries” –Fresh Fiction
“Whoever thought that being an editor could be hazardous to your life? I adored Mikki…. the final reveal at the end was perfection.” —I Am, Indeed
“Readers … may learn quite a few helpful tips about proper English usage, but they're also going to read an engaging story featuring a main character they’re going to love. —Kittling: Books