- Kill Your Darlings
|1||1984-10-01||Walker & Company|
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- Summary (From the publisher):
Mallory's gone up from Port City, Iowa to Chicago for a convention...and to spend some time with the mystery writer he most admires: Roscoe Kane. But Kane's dead and Mallory is certain that there was nothing natural about the hard-boiled writer's death.
The police are skeptical - the old man was a heavy drinker and he was found in a full bathtub - so Mal strikes out on his own. It's a plotline he wouldn't dare use in one of his own novels: A murder at a convention of mystery writers and fans, something so silly it would make a strong man flinch.
There are enough suspects with motive, with opportunity, that Mallory finds himself staying up late to work on the case. And on Kathy Wickman, an editor whose boss is Mal's prime target. Who syas you can't mix business with pleasure?