Dying for Attention is a taut‚ involving mystery.
Matthew “Chug” O’Malley‚ a former Boston columnist and television personality‚ only takes the substitute teacher job at nearby Prescott High so he can write a book about a year in a typical high school. But within a very short time‚ four of his students are shooting at him‚ an auburn-haired‚ green-eyed senior is trying to seduce him‚ and then the real trouble begins.
First one student dies. Then a second. Next‚ a staff member is savagely axed to death. All the while‚ the killer keeps sending notes to Chug‚ telling him that he must write about the killings and make the killer famous — a somewhat bitter irony for Chug‚ who had tried to walk away from fame.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.