Dying to Get Published

Rated 4.11/5 based on 9 reviews
Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with eight unpublished books and hundreds of rejection letters. If she can just get famous for something, someone will surely publish her books. Why not murder? Because Jennifer's a good person, a vegetarian who rescued a greyhound. She could never actually kill someone, but she could plot a murder that will land her as the prime suspect in a real murder case. More
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About Judy Fitzwater

Judy Fitzwater grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in ten states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent eight-book series, THE JENNIFER MARSH MYSTERIES, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer's quirky writers' group. Judy has also written two suspense thrillers, DROWNING IN AIR and NO SAFE PLACE, and the ghostly romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD. She's very excited about her newest release, LOVE AFTER DEATH, which takes characters from both DYING AT HONEYMOON INN and VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD on new adventures. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal stories to come. She hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them.

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Reviews of Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater

Susan Swain reviewed on July 13, 2019

Clever plot, interesting settings, quirky characters. Recommend it!
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JaneofArch reviewed on July 24, 2017
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Not bad work for an amateur's first effort. Wordy but amusing, and it's nice that the bedsprings don't get a workout.

Oh wait! This is a published author? Can't prove it by me.
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Pragati Bidkar reviewed on Dec. 4, 2015

I fell for this book in the first few pages. For any author or aspiring author, it is like viewing a reel of your own life. You can actually empathize with every thing the character goes through. The group of supportive author friends is something I want for myself. The story is interesting, there is humor and the character is so ingenious. The plot twists and turns to the delight of the reader. Definitely a series I want to read.
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Stan Adelman reviewed on Dec. 1, 2014

An enjoyable light read. My wife and I look formysteries that we could listen to in the car, and this one fit the bill. The storyline was interesting, and we enjoyed reading about the characters in the novel. Add to that, a very surprise ending.

We find that some novels don't work well in the car because there were too many characters, or the plot is too complicated, but we did not find that to be a problem with Dying to Get Published.

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Elga Antonsen reviewed on May 30, 2013

This book is a hoot! Yes, the main character is zany.I found myself reading fast to see what would happen to this madcap adventurer. Anyone who has entertained fantasies of revenge will enjoy this rollicking ride.I loved this line: "The smell of whiskey wrapped around her head like a scarf." Also,I enjoyed: "...evening dark was beginning to clothe the area in its shroud." Beautiful lines, fun story.
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Lionrhod reviewed on Feb. 7, 2013

A truly fun read! Others have said the main character is ditzy. Well, yes, that's true. Ditzy and wacky and an absolute blast to be in her head. This is a comic mystery, not a straight dark mystery. I could totally relate to the writing circle. I think I might have been a member of that one sometime back! The old ladies were hysterical. And as a writer, well...I don't think it's in our best interests to murder an agent or any other member of the publishing industry, but I've got enough rejection slips over the years (and know other writing buddies who do) that I can relate. Dying to know what Jennifer's next hare-brained scheme will be! I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series.
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Dennis Foxon reviewed on Jan. 1, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The plot is fanciful in places but I can't understand how anyone would fail to connect with the characters, not just Jennifer (who every aspiring author will connect with instantly) but also (most of) the supporting cast, not least that bunch of feisty old ladies and the girls of the writing circle. At places, this had me laughing out loud.
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Nora Lee reviewed on Dec. 16, 2012

At ten percent this story was going nowhere so I went somewhere else. The writing is okay but I found nothing intriguing about the story. I didn't get attached to the main character and lost interest after listening to her whine.
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Maureen McCormick reviewed on Oct. 10, 2012

Great book! Nice, light, funny page-turner.
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Maureen McCormick reviewed on Oct. 10, 2012
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I very much enjoyed this book and will purchase subsequent ones, of which there are quite a few. The story drew me in and kept me turning pages long after my bedtime!
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