A Fatal Fiction (Deadly Edits #3) by Kaitlyn Dunnett #bookreview #mystery

Title: A Fatal Fiction

Author: Kaitlyn Dunnett

Publisher: Kensington Books

Publication Date: June 30, 2020

Page Count: 288

My rating:  4 stars

About the book:

Freelance book editor Mikki Lincoln knows the makings of a well-written story. But she’ll need to choose her words wisely when a new assignment introduces a deadly plot twist . . .

Forgotten on the outskirts of quaint Lenape Hollow, Feldman’s Catskill Resort Hotel has outlasted its heyday as a popular tourist destination and now awaits demolition. But once Mikki is hired to edit a revealing memoir by Sunny Feldman, the last living relative of its original owners, the doomed resort quickly ends up back in the spotlight . . .

Unfortunately, everyone’s attention shifts to Mikki when a body is discovered at the demolition site. Seen arguing with deceptive entrepreneur Greg Onslow right before his shocking death, the editor has no choice but to spell out exactly why she isn’t guilty of murdering him . . .

Mikki’s dash for answers brings Greg’s shady dealings into focus, along with an unsettling list of potential culprits. As false leads and dead ends force her to revise theories on who really did it, can Mikki separate fact from fiction before the investigation reaches a terrifying conclusion?


A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett is the third installment of the cozy Deadly Edits mystery series. Each book of the series contains it’s own mystery that is solved within so each can be read as a standalone or in any order. There is however character development that carries over from book to book for those reading from the beginning.

In the first book of the Deadly Edits series readers were introduced to the main character of this series, Mikki Lincoln, who is in her sixties and starting over in her life after her husband’s passing. Mikki and her husband had lived in a remote area taking care of their land themselves for years but after losing her husband Mikki felt it was time to find an easier place to spend her retirement years so when she caught an ad for her childhood home in the Catskills she bought it sight unseen.

When Mikki found her new home needed more work than she expected she decided she would start up a side business to help with her finances. Since the move Mikki has been working as a freelance editor and settling into her new life making some new/and old friends. One man who wouldn’t be considered a friend though is entrepreneur Greg Onslow so when his body is found shortly after Mikki has a very public argument with him she finds herself on the police’s suspect list and need to clear her name.

I have been following the Deadly Edits mystery series from the beginning as it struck me as one of those quirky, cute and full of fun cozy series I enjoy. I love that this one has an older main character in Mikki that the author has made realistic with her actions. This one also always has an interesting mystery to be solved to so I’ll again be looking forward to another installment.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  / Amazon

About the author:

Kaitlyn Dynnett writes the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery Series published by Kensington Books. She also writes under the names Kathy Lynn Emerson and Kate Emerson.

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