Book Three in the Maggie Kelly Mystery Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Kasey Michaels.
Publishers Weekly: “An audacious premise with deliciously funny results.”
Maggie Kelly writes a best selling Regency Era-set mystery series starring her handsome, witty hero, Alexandre Blake, Viscount St. Just. This works very well, or at least it did until St. Just somehow managed to make the leap between fiction and her New York apartment. He even brought along his sidekick, Sterling Balder, and apparently they have no intention to return to the pages of her books.
And that's not even the strangest thing happening in Maggie's once dull but reasonably normal life. Ever since St. Just's arrival, dead bodies have had a habit of showing up, and St. Just, who truly believes he is a brilliant amateur detective, always insists he will solve the crimes. And with little regards for rules, something that Maggie's new boyfriend, police Lieutenant Steve Wendell says is beginning to get on his nerves.
This time the body -- murder needs a body -- is found in the bed of Maggie's editor, Bernie Toland-James, who woke up to the sight of the man who presumably had been dead for seven years. Move Bernie to the top of the suspect list.
But there's more. St. Just and Sterling have managed to snag a rent controlled apartment directly across the hall from Maggie's, and somebody has broken in, throwing the place into a shambles before leaving a threatening note. Then, yes, there's even more. Sterling, sweet Sterling, has disappeared, been kidnapped. St. Just is incensed, and rightly so.
Still suffering from nicotine withdrawal, and with a book deadline rushing toward her, Maggie is caught between worry for her friend Bernie and near terror over Sterling's disappearance, all while she is stuck in the middle ... without a clue.