Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano's adult debut Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a witty, fast-paced mystery series, following struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan, whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth as she becomes tangled in real-life murder investigations.
An Edgar nominee for best YA novel, Cosimano makes her adult debut with this off-the-wall series starter, which is part comedy of errors, part genuine thriller. Deftly balancing genre conventions with sly, tongue-in-cheek comments on motherhood and femininity, Cosimano crafts a deliciously twisted tale that will earn her a slew of adult fans.
The winners here are the readers, who will find themselves in a pleasant and humorous comic caper ... Cosimano has created a delightful supporting cast ... an easy, enjoyable and witty novel. It appears that sequels may be on the way, and I will be happy to see where Finlay and her friends turn up next.