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Otherwise Known as Murder

(The first book in the Stokes Moran series)
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Here's the book that mystery fans have long awaited - a well-known crime fiction critic shares his love of the genre in a novel packed with classic mystery lore and devastating surprise. Stokes Moran is a nationally syndicated mystery reviewer; Kyle Malachi is a bookish introvert. Stokes Moran's name routinely appears in newspapers and magazines across the country; Kyle Malachi remains virtually unknown. So what's the connection between the two? Stokes Moran is Kyle Malachi, or, rather, Stokes Moran is Kyle Malachi's nom de crime. For half a decade, Malachi, under the guise of Moran, has established a reputation as America's leading authority on mystery fiction. Now he is attempting to write his own mystery novel. But, just as he's getting started on his book, Kyle's agent calls with a lucrative assignment he can't resist - tracking down the elusive Seymour Severe, one of the mystery world's most influential writers. And, like Stokes Moran, Seymour Severe is a pseudonym. Who is Seymour Severe? And what secrets lurk behind that famous mask? Stokes flies to New Orleans in search of Severe, only to find himself a prime suspect in a case of murder. Now Stokes must find both the murderer and the bestselling novelist, who seem to be equally elusive. With some help from his lovely literary agent, Lee Holland, Stokes sets out to clear his name. Otherwise Known as Murder is a mystery reader's delight offering a treasure trove of mystery trivia and a compelling puzzle in a page-turning novel that is also a loving tribute to the great tradition of mystery. Neil McGaughey is an author who is here to stay.

Genre: Mystery

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