Scott Lyerly: The Last Line

Scott Lyerly, Book Launch: The Last Line
Reading, Discussion and Book Signing
Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30pm

“Buy a ticket and see this show! This book is a welcome whodunnit for theater-loving mystery readers.”
—Abigail Strom, RITA Award-winning author of Tell Me

“A mystery starring a neurodiverse lead set in the world of theater? I was all in from page one!”
—Harper Kincaid, author of the Bookbinding Mystery series

“Ellie is relatable and real, and by the time you finish The Last Line, she’ll feel like your new best friend. I haven’t been this excited by a new author in a long time.”
—Leslie Lutz, author of Fractured Tide

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Featuring a neurodiverse lead living with Tourette's syndrome, Ellie Marlowe is ready for a curtain call as her latest production sells out, but when the starring male lead drops dead, and everyone in the cast is a potential suspect or the next victim, she must catch a killer before they pull another show-stopping murder.

The new production at Ellie Marlowe’s community theater could save her from financial ruin, but her overbearing lead, Reginald Thornton IV, is determined to antagonize every cast member. Nervous and with her Tourette’s syndrome flaring, Ellie is relieved when opening night seems to be going well. But then Reginald’s death scene at the end of the play turns out to be all too real.

The state police write the death off as a heart attack, but several things don't add up, and Ellie and her childhood friend, Bill Starlin, the local chief of police, begin investigating. When another person linked to the theater is attacked, they’re convinced a killer is on the loose.

As Ellie and Bill reveal connections between cast members, they uncover dark secrets and must race to find the killer before it’s curtains for someone else.

Scott C. Lyerly was born in Washington DC, and grew up just over the line in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended school at the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. He worked for nearly a decade as a bookseller but eventually made the job into corporate retail. He currently works as an IT Manager for a large retail company. After many years of misunderstanding, he was finally diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at the age of nineteen. He lives in central Massachusetts with his family.











Event date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
372 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602