Joey Jessop #1 now available!
On the first day of principal photography for a big budget superhero movie, key costumer Joey Jessop discovers the body of a murdered co-worker at the Malibu location where the film company is shooting. Because she found the body and the victim was seeing Joey’s ex, she’s suspected of being the killer.
The story soon blows up in the press and social media. As a result, Joey finds her well-ordered life in shambles. To make matters worse, Marcus Pray, the famous bad boy producer/director of the movie, is a malignant narcissist and sexual predator, tolerated in the film industry because of the blockbuster hits he churns out. With Pray at helm, the movie crew encounters obstacles and accidents at every turn, creating a toxic (and potentially lethal) work environment. As circumstances spiral out of control, Joey is forced to take matters into her own hands to try to salvage her career and to save her own life.
“Marjorie McCown’s Final Cut is both an insider’s look at what it’s like to work on Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster and a surprising, timely mystery about a murder on the set. Readers will love all the name dropping, the glamour, and the colorful cast of characters led by key costumer Joey Jessop. The story is a pop culture lover’s dream. I’m already lining up for the sequel.”
—Kellye Garrett, Agatha, Anthony and Lefty Award winning author of Like a Sister
—Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico, Agatha and Lefty Award Winner, USA Today Bestseller
—Daniel Orlandi, award-winning costume designer of The Da Vinci Code
—Barbara Ross, Author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries
—Olivia Blacke, author of the Brooklyn Murder Mysteries
—M.E. Hilliard, author of the Greer Hogan Mystery series
—Victoria Gilbert, author of the Blue Ridge Library series
—Zac Bissonnette, author of A Killing in Costumes
—Misha Popp, author of Pies Before Guys Mystery series
—Erica Ruth Neubauer, Agatha Award-winning author of the Jane Wunderly Mystery series
—Ashley Weaver, author of the Electra McDonnell series