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An oceanfront estate in the beautiful New England town of Twin Oaks is the ideal setting for Isabelle Walsh and her close-knit group of friends to celebrate their annual girls’ weekend in 1953.

While off to a promising start, the weekend quickly goes awry as murder interrupts the fun and the hostess is accused of the shocking crime. Izzy quickly realizes it is up to her to save her innocent friend and bring the murderer to light.

Keen intuition and quick wit are Izzy’s only tools. She must use them to find the dark truth before the killer brings her investigation to a dead stop…

The Big Thrill recently had the opportunity to discuss THE GIRLS’ WEEKEND MURDER with author, Lynn McPherson:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

I would love the readers to have a laugh while they read the book, and feel happy when they finish it. I would like readers to take away a sense of joy so the book becomes a comfy and joyous place they can escape to.

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

I would like to think that my book makes a contribution to the genre by appealing to some younger audiences through the style of its cover art and its sense of humor throughout the book. The story takes place in the 1950’s but it gives a modern, fresh perspective of women during that time.

Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?

I was surprised by how much the characters much seem to guide me. As the characters developed, I felt like they were in charge of what they would say or how they would react to the situation I put them in.


Lynn McPherson grew up in various parts of Canada, from the Canadian Rockies to the big city of Toronto. Travel was always a part of her life, starting with a trip to Europe at the curious age of two. Many moons later, Lynn’s love of adventure and exploration never ceased, eventually leading her to the exciting world of writing, where she is free to go anywhere, anytime. Having a particular love of New England, possibly stemming from a snowy winter’s night spent at a cozy inn, Lynn has always known this is where her mystery series must take place. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.

To learn more about Lynn, please visit her website.