Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies

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Minotaur Books
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6.37 X 9.53 X 1.27 inches | 1.16 pounds

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About the Author
CATHERINE MACK (she/her) is the pseudonym for the USA Today and Globe & Mail bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Her books are approaching two million copies sold worldwide and have been translated into multiple languages including French, German, and Polish. Television rights to Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies and its sequels sold in a major auction to Fox TV for development into a series, with Mack writing the pilot script. She splits her time between Canada and the US.

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"[A] fizzy series debut . . . Mack, a pseudonym for the veteran Canadian author Catherine McKenzie, gleefully pokes fun at genre tropes while evoking Eleanor's zany world . . . hilarious."--The New York Times

"A delightful debut . . . it's Eleanor, Mack's writer, whose voice keeps the whole book going. She's funny and smart and full of ginger, and she deserves all her royalties."--The Globe and Mail

"This humorous mystery with a touch of romance was auctioned to Fox TV for development as a series, with Mack writing the pilot. For fans of Knives Out or E.J. Copperman's "Jersey Girl Legal Mysteries.""--Library Journal (Starred Review)

"This novel is funny and suspenseful, featuring Eleanor as a witty and relatable narrator who constantly breaks the fourth wall in an entertaining and original use of footnotes. Mack's tale is full of lively references (Taylor Swift galore), beautiful Italian settings, romance, fun chapter titles, and an interesting mix of suspects who are almost all mystery writers themselves. It is an amusing, light read that invites the reader to gather the clues and solve the crime before Eleanor reveals the answer."--Booklist

"Eleanor's first-person narration is a delight, chock-full of amusing asides (often in footnotes) that wryly examine the craft of mystery writing and business of publishing. A sequel would be welcome."--Publishers Weekly

"This series debut is sure to delight fans of traditional mysteries as well as those who prefer a good CWC (cozy with corpses) . . . Perfect for fans of The Magpie Murders; the Finlay Donovan series; and Only Murders in the Building."--First Clue

"Mack pairs the book's self-aware tone with picture-perfect settings that come to life on the page . . . With its breezy humor and likable heroine, Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies is delightful, escapist fun."--Book Reporter

"Funny . . . I found Eleanor to be an engaging narrator. At thirty-five, she still regrets her affair ten years earlier with Connor Smith. She makes excuses, lies, and tries to cover up her past. But, there comes a time when she has to reveal all to the readers. The first Vacation Mystery is humorous with the right amount of romance. It will be interesting to see what format Mack uses for the follow-up to Every Time I Go on Vacation Some Dies."--Lesa's Book Critiques

"This book is fabulous! A hilarious and fun romp with a great mystery all rolled into one. I couldn't put this down and you won't either. Take it on your next vacation!"--Liv Constantine, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

"Quick, captivating, and oh-so-much-fun! This delicious mystery is as spellbinding as Knives Out, featuring a spectacular sun-drenched setting and an utterly engaging cast who all possess a motive for murder."--Elle Cosimano, New York Times bestselling author of the Finlay Donovan series

"The hijinks! The humor! The heart! I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh out loud so many times. If you need me, I'll just be over here waiting impatiently for book two."--Colleen Oakley, USA Today bestselling author of The Most True Story of Tanner and Louise

"A brilliant concept so smoothly well-executed, Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies is a hilarious, sharp mystery that I couldn't tear myself away from. With laugh-out-loud insight into the world of publishing set in a fabulous locale, this witty novel is the definition of fun. Catherine Mack has penned a fast-paced, addictive story like no other."--Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of A Friend in the Dark

"With her snappy dialogue, and hilarious footnotes, novelist Eleanor Dash is the perfect imperfect heroine to guide you on this madcap Italian odyssey, an Aperol Spritz in hand. I felt like I was on holiday. But with murder. I couldn't stop reading."--Jessa Maxwell, author of The Golden Spoon

"Looking for the perfect escape? Then look no further: Catherine Mack's uproariously hilarious mystery, Every Time I Go On Vacation, Someone Dies, is the binge-worthy, delicious read that you've been waiting for. Equal parts Finlay Donovan and White Lotus Season 2, with biting, razor-sharp social commentary and wickedly dark humor that made me cackle out loud, Mack has created the ultimate, root-for-worthy heroine in bestselling author Eleanor Dash, whom I'm prepared to follow anywhere!"--May Cobb, author of My Summer Darlings

"A sparklingly fresh take on the classic murder mystery novel. A fast-paced and twisty delight of a novel that kept me guessing till the end, with a fabulously witty and entertaining narrator and heroine."--Kat Ailes, author of The Expectant Detectives

"Fans of Knives Out and the Finlay Donovan series will adore Catherine Mack's smart and funny mystery set in picturesque Italy. With its unforgettable narrator, terrific ensemble cast, wine, romance, and even a murder...or two--this novel is pure delight."--Amy Poeppel, author of The Sweet Spot and Musical Chairs

"Fresh, clever, and laugh out loud funny! Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies is written by an author about an author being an author. Mack smashes through the fourth wall, giving you an inside look at the complex and hilarious world of publishing, while making you feel like you're a part of the story. It's wildly fun, completely addictive, and an absolute must read!"--Jeneva Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage

"A well-constructed romp through the lighter side of murder. A meta-fictional puzzle mystery that delivers both humor and a satisfying resolution."--Nina Simon, New York Times bestselling author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night