Death Unscripted by M.K. Graff
Trudy Genova has the best job a nurse could have: working as a medical consultant for a movie studio in Manhattan means no more uniforms, bedpans or white shoes. She’s working with a womanizing actor, teaching him to fake a heart attack, when he dies right in the middle of taping–but not before pointing his finger accusingly at Trudy.
When detectives view Trudy as a suspect, she swings into action to clear her name, to the chagrin of NYPD detective Ned O’Malley. Soon the bodies mount up and Trudy realizes she’s put herself in jeopardy. Based on the author’s real work experience as a medical consultant, this is the book her mentor and friend, P D James, insisted she write.
Marni Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries, with three in print, ebooks and on Audible. She also writes The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, also in all three formats, which is based on her real work as a medical consultant for a NY movie studio.
She also writes a crime review blog, Auntie M Writes (www.auntiemwrites.com). A member of Sisters in Crime, Graff is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, and mentors the Writers Read program in Belhaven, NC.
Graff has been published in nonfiction, essays, poetry, and wrote for seven years for “Mystery Review” magazine. She is a frequent contributor to multiple magazines revolving around crime fiction.
How many nurses get to work in The Big Apple where no one is really hurt or dying, and the rocks in a landslide are made of cocoa-covered Styrofoam and oatmeal? Working for a movie studio means no more night shifts or dirty bedpans, no stinky vomit on my white nursing shoes, no real tears, no suffering, no death. Some days I work from home in my pajamas, correcting faxed script pages from movie and television medical scenes.