When mystery author Maggie Kelly heads across the pond for a
movie shoot—accompanied by her once-fictional, now all-too-real
hero, Alexandre, Viscount Saint Just—she can only hope for a
jolly good time...
Don't get me wrong—there was plenty to laugh about when we first
arrived in Merry Olde England to watch one of my novels being
shot as a major motion picture. Alex was delighted with the
location (a seventeeth-century manor house), but horrified with
the surfer-dude mimbo playing him. I, personally, found
the situation hilarious... then the leading lady started rubbing
up against "my" hero, leaving me no choice but to start a little
flirtation of my own with the lord of the manor's nephew. It was
all very Regency House Party until the scriptwriter
showed up... dead.
Things are suddenly getting hot and heavy between Alex and
me—and their timing is atrocious as usual, what with the murder
and mayhem. Suspects? Don't get me started. There's Mr.
Contemptuous Director, Ms. Man-Crazy Production Assistant, Mr.
Fancy Pants English Actor, Ms. Diva Leading Lady, and... your
truly. Yep, I was seen arguing with the victim right before his
unfortunate demise, so I am, as the Brits would say, in a bit of