When seventeen-year-old Libby Clark signed up for the Piedmont Foothills Writers’ Conference, her idea was to take the Mystery Workshop, conducted by Hamlyn Brent, the expert on mysteries. She never expected to find a ready-made plot: the murder of Carlton Gillespie, famous columnist, slick magazine writer, the intended star speaker at the Awards dinner. Could she write a mystery story about a real murder, just as if it were fiction?
In the process of trying to write her book, Libby finds herself involved with an assortment of strange characters, each connected with the victim in some way, each with a seemingly credible motive. And then, scarcely a day after the inquest—another victim!
Against the background of the local writers’ conference with its earnest—and sometimes cynical—participants, Wylly Folk St. John has written an absorbing and often amusing mystery that will appeal to both amateur sleuths and young writers.