Today I'd like to shine a spotlight on a book that's been on my TBR pile for some time. A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley is the first in the Writer's Apprentice Mystery series.
From the back cover:
Camilla Graham's bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent free in Camilla's gorgeous Gothic home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.
But Lena's fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small-town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across the one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without-a dead body, found on her new boss's lakefront property.
Now, Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla's books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist's mysterious estate-before the killer writes them both out of the story for good...