I Only Read Murder

A Novel

by Will Ferguson, Ian Ferguson

On Sale: 02/27/2024

I Only Read Murder

A Novel

by Will Ferguson, Ian Ferguson

On Sale: 02/27/2024


About the Book

“Strap in for a hilarious and satisfying ride.” —Terry Fallis, bestselling author of Operation Angus

A once-famous TV sleuth
An amateur theater production
An onstage murder
A town full of suspects…

Miranda Abbott, once known for the crime-solving, karate-chopping church pastor she played on network television, has hit hard times. She’s facing ruin when a mysterious postcard arrives, summoning her to Happy Rock, a small town in the Pacific Northwest. But when she gets there, nothing is what she expected.

In dire straits, she signs up for an amateur production at the Happy Rock Little Theater. On opening night, one of the actors is murdered, live, in front of the audience. But no one actually saw what happened. Now everyone is under a cloud of suspicion, including the town doctor, the high school drama teacher, an oil-stained car mechanic, an elderly gentleman who may have been in the CIA—and Miranda herself.

Clearly, the only way to solve this mystery is for Miranda to summon her skills as television’s Pastor Fran. Because the show must go on!

Miranda Abbott Mystery

Book 1: I Only Read Murder

Critical Praise

“The only thing better than one Ferguson is two. I thoroughly enjoyed this fun page-turner. It’s full of characters that will stay with you and a mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat. In Miranda Abbott, the Fergusons have created a detective for the ages. Bravo!”
—Mark Critch, bestselling author of An Embarrassment of Critch’s

"I Only Read Murder is pure joy. The Ferguson dream team had me laughing from the opening curtain and I just never stopped. You're in the hands of two masterful storytellers in this sidesplitting whodunnit, chock-full of vivid and quirky characters. Strap in for a hilarious and satisfying ride.”
—Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour

“A delightful romp of a read that will have you laughing out loud on every page. Miranda Abbott is the irreverent cozy mystery heroine we didn’t know we needed.”
—Bianca Marais, bestselling author of The Witches of Moonshyne Manor

“Two of our funniest writers team-up to write a perfect and perfectly fun mystery. Clever, charming and constantly surprising. A great read.”
—Mark Leiren-Young, Leacock Medal for Humour–winning author of Never Shoot a Stampede Queen

I Only Read Murder is sure to make you laugh out loud while trying to solve who- and whydunit. Encore, please!”
—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

"Terribly fun! Filled with eccentric characters you'll quickly fall in love with, and a puzzling plot you'll be desperate to solve."
—T.A. Willberg, author of the Marion Lane series -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780369748690
  • ISBN 10: 0369748697
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 02/27/2024
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:18.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy

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