Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
A struggling crime novelist’s biggest hit treads closer to truth than fiction when she becomes a suspect in a real-life murder investigation. The first in a deliciously addictive new series.
Finlay Donovan’s done the research and she’s got the skillset to solve it, but can she write her way out of the story before her deadline?
When overheard discussing the details of her manuscript with her agent over lunch, struggling suspense author and single mother Finlay Donovan is mistaken for a hitman and receives a job offer to dispose of a “problem” husband. The woman slips Finlay a name with the promise of a tempting payoff. But when Harris Mickler turns up dead in the back of her minivan, Finlay can’t take credit for the crime. Turns out, Harris had plenty of enemies, but when his disappearance becomes the plot of Finlay’s unexpected breakout novel, she’s forced to get creative to bury her involvement–and his body. With a hot-shot detective on the case and a book of evidence against her, if she doesn’t unmask the real killer soon, Finlay’s first big hit might be her last.
“Clever, perfectly plotted, and laugh-out-loud funny, Finlay Donovan is Killing It is one of those books that will make you smile long after you’ve turned the last page. This series is pitch-perfect and will be devoured by fans of Janet Evanovich. Elle Cosimano hits it way, way, way out of the park!” Wendy Walker
World English Language: Minotaur (Macmillan), February 2021
Complex Chinese: Spring International, Taiwan
Hungary: Agave Konyvet
Brazil Portuguese: Melhoramento
Japan: Tokyo Sogensha
Croatia: Mozaik Knjiga
Slovenia: Desk d.o.o
Large print: Thorndike
Film agent: Flora Hackett at WME; optioned for TV by 20th Television Studios
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The series is about a struggling novelist whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth when she becomes entangled in real-life murder investigations. The books have been optioned for TV by 20th Television Studios and have appeared in an astonishing number of “best of” round-ups, including:
One of “The Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021” ―Parade
One of “The Most Anticipated Debuts of 2021” ―Bustle
One of “The Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021” ―Goodreads
One of “The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021” ―Crimereads
Elle is also an accomplished YA novelist, and the author of the epic teen fantasy duology, SEASONS OF THE STORM and SEASONS OF CHAOS, as well as several other exciting and well reviewed YA titles.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her family.