The Muse of Violence by Bruce Hartman
A chilling series of deaths strikes a writers' group in New York, leaving the remaining members to face the suspicion - and finally the certainty - that one of them is a psychopathic killer. Is a sequel to Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" being played out in their lives?
Will Schaefer, a New Yorker transplanted from the Midwest, earns his living crafting press releases for a shady corporation. One night a week he hosts a writers' group in his apartment, to which the members--four women and two men besides himself--bring their stories and all the intense emotions that inspired them. Will is cast in the role of amateur therapist mediating among unreliable narrators, even as he falls in love with the elusive Sara. When one of the other women is brutally murdered, the group begins to turn on itself.
The person who reads is always the next to die. Will anyone survive the deadly critiques that are handed out in this group?
Fans of Agatha Christie's classic "And Then There Were None" (also known as "Ten Little Indians"), as well as mystery readers looking for a noir but still humorous and romantic literary mystery, may enjoy this book. It should also appeal to any fiction writer who has participated in a creative writing workshop or writers' group or ever wondered what psychological twists and turns might ensue if the members of the group started dropping like flies!
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