Book Review: The Mysterious Writing Group by Susan Willis

10 May

The lovely Author Susan Willis has released another fabulous short story. I have to admit after reading many of her short stories ( All of which you can find reviewed on my blog), The Mysterious Writing Group is my favourite so far.

I downloaded when it was available to download for free. So thank you Susan for this freebie little coffee break read.


Christine has joined her four friends from a writing group at a murder-mystery weekend in a manor house. Although they enjoy each other’s company in their writing sessions, Christine wonders how the dynamics of the group will work over three days? They have been studying the golden age detectives and she is huge fan of Sherlock Holmes.
To even out numbers Christine pairs up with a newcomer, a Welshman, called Owen who she immediately likes when he offers to be her sidekick, Doctor Watson. While using their powers of deduction they discover some mysterious happenings, which makes Christine wonder if everyone is who they say they are?

My Thoughts:

The Mysterious Writing Group is a perfect coffee break read. Like I have said with all of my reviews for Susan Willis’ short stories, they are a great little escapism read when you have a little time to yourself.

I liked this story because it’s all things bookish. The characters are from a writing group where they meet to discuss their work. The main character Christine begins within the first few pages talking about well known authors who write crime books. And to top it all off they go to a murder mystery weekend. It is a booklovers perfect set up.

The writing flows, the characters are relatable, and the story has a full rounded plot within its shorter styled book.

I have to say as well, I was not expecting it to end as it did……..

A cracker of a read and my favourite short story by Susan Willis so far. I’m readily waiting for the next one. 😊


Twitter – @SusanWillis69


Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Books, Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Book Review: The Mysterious Writing Group by Susan Willis

  1. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    May 12, 2020 at 8:45 am

    A favorite of yours always has a place on my reading list! I want to go on a murder mystery weekend too, but after reading all those books about friends gathering, I’m scared, haha! I am curious about the ending you weren’t expecting. Wonderful review! xxx

    • chocolatepages

      May 14, 2020 at 8:58 am

      I think murder mystery weekends would be great fun. We’d be suspicious of everybody 😉

  2. irena_bookdustmagic

    June 8, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I am so glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much! 😊

    • chocolatepages

      June 9, 2020 at 9:47 am

      Yes. Short stories by Susan Willis have been quite a regular enjoyment for me over this year. I still have her book of ten short stories to read. Thanks Irena.


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