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Mystery Book Club - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

“Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she's really not. She's a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay's life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn't written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she's mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.” - Publisher Marketing

“Part comedy of errors, part genuine thriller... Deftly balancing genre conventions with sly, tongue-in-cheek comments on motherhood and femininity, Cosimano crafts a deliciously twisted tale.” - Booklist

Available to download as an eBook and audiobook through OverDrive!


The Mystery Book Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations.

Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons