Author: Willet, Jincy
Title: The Writing Class
Take one university extension writing course with a has-been author, over a dozen wannabe writers, and one sociopath who goes from prank phone-calls to threatening critiques to murder over the course of the class, and you have this funny mystery by Jincy Willett. I liked how her characters seem like mere cliches at the start of the class, but become very real and likeable as their teacher gets to know them. It's the interactions of these characters that make this novel so much fun. That and their trying to figure out who the murderer is all while knowing he or she is one of them. It creates a nice tension while maintaining a lighter, humorous note. Plus, it's about writing and wanting to get published...a subject I always enjoy reading about. I ended up liking this mystery a lot. Yay! Another happy find from the W shelf. Can't wait to see what I stumble across next.