Written to Death by Zack Abrams

Written to Death
Alex Warren Murder Mysteries
Zach Abrams

It was scarcely the first time that bestselling author Sheila Armstrong had died on stage; it would most certainly be the last.

DCI Alex Warren and his girlfriend, DI Sandra McKinnon, return from a short holiday, but hardly manage to step from the plane before he’s called to investigate the suspicious death.

Sheila,a member of Eastfarm Writers, has been stabbed to death, on stage, in a school, during a rehearsal of a play she’d written. Her death mimics the plot.

Within hours Sandra is roped into investigating a series of crimes which appear to be mob related.

Both their enquiries run in parallel as they each struggle to make progress while supporting each other professionally and emotionally.


Well written detective story. As wife of the detective is also detective, this creates two detective cases to follow in this book. First one begins, when an “A Class Bitch” has been found stabbed to death during a play. The second one begins when a gang beats up some local lawyer.

And detective wife, who is also detective becomes pregnant as well. To my surprise, they drink non alcoholic wine not to hurt unborn baby? What’s non alcoholic wine (probably a juice) is not becoming clear in this book and how drinking wine could hurt a baby as well.

I assume that the author is a Britt as any gang related crimes there are blamed to be related to Russians. And even getting beaten up, the female detective and her baby survives and Russian gangsters will get caught.

Who killed that “a Class Bitch” remains mystery sometime, but when it comes up that this bitch had to die anyway, it becomes clear for me how she died. But not to that detective in book.

It was easy reading and well written, so recommend it for anyone interested to read detective stories.