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Publication Order of Agatha Christie Book Club Books

The Agatha Christie Book Club (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Orient (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Under The Stars (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ghostwriter Mystery Books

Killer Twist (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plot to Die For (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Writes (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying Words (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words Can Kill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Note Before Dying (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Without a Word (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Murder Mystery Book Club Books

The Murder Mystery Book Club (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on the SS Orient (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Under the Stars (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
When There Were 9 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow on the Honeymoon Cruise (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Guest (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Posthumous Mystery Books

Do Not Go Gentle (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Do Not Go Alone (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sleuths of Last Resort Books

Blind Men Don't Dial Zero (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smart Girls Don't Trust Strangers (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

An Island Lost (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Ferry (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

About C.A. Larmer

Hailing from Papua New Guinea, the author Christina Larmer, or C.A. Larmer as she’s more typically known, is a highly regarded writer of mystery fiction. With influences ranging from Agatha Christie to Sue Grafton, she’s someone who completely understands the form, reaching a worldwide audience with her engaging and intriguing stories. Creating narratives and characters that entertain and resonate with her readers in equal measure, she is a novelist who has definitely made her mark upon the literary industry at large.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Christina Larmer would come to show a lifelong fascination with the written word. Growing up in the tropical regions there, she would harness a keen passion for literature, something which she would continue to nurture throughout the years. Educated in Australia, she would come to experience a lot growing up, experiences which would all go back in her work and her writing.

Working around the world, she would come to live in Los Angeles, New York and London, continually writing all the while. This would develop throughout the years, as she would come to find her style, all whilst finding her audience at the same time. Currently living on the East Coast of Australia with her musician husband, she has two sons, continuing to put out work at a regular and consistent pace.

Writing Career

With a writing career having spanned over twenty years and counting so far, Larmer has managed to create a whole score of mystery novels and series. It would be in 2011 that she would write her first debut title though, with her initial release ‘Killer Twist’ coming out that year, which would also be the first in her ‘Ghostwriter Mystery’ series of novels. She would later follow up with another series titled the ‘Agatha Christie Book Club’ series, along with the ‘Posthumous Mystery’ series as well.

Prior to this she was a journalist, making a name for herself as a trusted source for many, which was also where she’d find her style as a writer. This would allow her to become accustomed to writing for a mass-audience too, giving her an approach to the form that would provide a high-degree of authenticity and accuracy. Winning awards and nominations for her work, she would appeal to readers worldwide, something which she’ll continue to do for a long time to come.

Evil Under the Stars

Brought out through the ‘Larmer Media’ publishing label, this is very much a definitive title from Larmer herself. Originally published on the 15th of December in 2017, it would be the third title to come out in the ‘Agatha Christie Book Club’ mystery series of novels. Following on from the previous two, it would provide another self contained murder mystery, with ‘Murder on the Orient (SS)’ and ‘The Agatha Christie Book Club’ preceding it.

Keeping its source of inspiration close to its heart throughout, this is definitely a series that pays homage to Agatha Christie both in name and content. Creating characters that are extremely well drawn, along with a mystery that keeps readers guessing throughout, it manages to maintain a constant level of suspense and intrigue. With its Australian setting also firmly established too, it manages to create a vivid and evocative atmosphere, whilst also keeping it good natured as well. This is definitely one for both fans of the author and the genre, marking a fun and entertaining read that knows and understands its source inspiration well.

The Agatha Christie Book Club have come together once again, and this time they’re all set to watch a screening of the mystery ‘Evil Under the Sun’. Their film is interrupted though, when the body of lifeless woman is discovered between the picnic baskets and champagne glasses, plunging them into their very own murder mystery. With local detectives failing to find any answers, the club takes it upon themselves to solve the case and find the killer lurking in their midst. Looking to an Agatha Christie novel, they find that all the clues they need to solve the real-life mystery may lie within its pages. Will they find the killer and bring them to justice before it’s too late? Who is the woman and why was she killed? Can they find the evil under the stars?

Words Can Kill

Once again published through the ‘Larmer Media’ publishing outlet, this was originally published in in 2014 on the 23rd of February. Marking the fifth title in the ongoing ‘Ghostwriter Mystery’ series of novels, it would provide another mystery featuring Roxy Parker as its leading protagonist. Followed up with ‘A Note Before Dying’ in 2015 the following year, it would manage to capture much of the same tone that came before, whilst developing the series in the process.

Really showing a love of the form, Larmer is really within her element here, as she brings both the character and the world to life. Roxy Parker is a ghostwriter, and she is very much a product of the world that she inhabits, taking on a succession of mysteries, as life essentially imitates art. This makes for a compelling and fun read, as it really knows and understands what makes a good mystery story. Using a number of different inspirations once more as well, Larmer evolves not just the series, but her own style as well, making it a definite must for her fans and those looking for a good mystery.

Disappearing from a Swiss resort without a trace, Max, the estranged boyfriend of one Ghostwriter Roxy Parker, is nowhere to be found. Last seen with a blonde woman by his side, the body Max’s flatmate is found in Berlin, apparently having been beaten to death with his 1920’s Gibson guitar. Suspecting Max of murder, the German police are out to find him, as Roxy aims to find him first, believing him to not be the suspect. Sending her a text message, she knows that Max Farrell is definitely not a killer, and that he may in actual fact be in over his head. Who is the real culprit in this case of murder? Can Roxy locate Max before it’s too late? What do they discover when words can kill?

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