The Secret Obituary Writer

by Amy Martinsen

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if obituaries told the truth? The people of a small town in Montana don’t have to wonder because they have Lizzy Langston, the secret obituary writer for the local newspaper. With information she receives at an anonymous email address, she produces mostly humorous, sometimes poignant, but always truthful obituaries that magically appear between sections A and B of the morning paper.

When several cryptic emails question the official details of a man’s death, Lizzy elicits the help of handsome detective Jackson Clark. Together, they travel halfway around the world to search for answers . . . and maybe even find love along the way.

With mystery, romance, and a hefty helping of humor, The Secret Obituary Writer will keep you entertained until the very last page

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PublishedWalnut Springs 2016
Size5.5 x 8.5

About the Author

Amy Martinsen

Amy Martinsen received a bachelor of arts in English education from Arizona State University, and a master of arts in English from Northern Arizona University. She is the author of “The Tower of Babel and the Teaching of Grammar: Writing Instruction for a New Century,” published in the September 2000 English Journal, and the short story “Lilly’s Photograph,” published by Moose Enterprise in 2002. Amy’s first novel, Changing Worlds, was published by Walnut Springs Press in 2015.

Amy loves to hear a reader have the “I just have to know what’s going to happen next” moment, and she strives to achieve that in her stories. Learn more about Amy and her books at

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(based upon 4 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2016-07-25

Loved this book. Couldn't put down ! The obituaries are hilarious ! Wish someone would write a great obituary like these for me!

Go on a great adventure with Lizzy
By , Submitted on 2016-06-27

A fun and fast read with mystery, history, intrigue, and a touch of romance. Go on a great adventure with this must read novel.

Great Book!
By , Submitted on 2016-06-25

I completely loved this book! It really has it all. The characters are so lifelike! The romance kept me wanting more. And, the historical ties gave it just the right amount of substance. The young and old alike will love this book!

By , Submitted on 2016-06-10

If you're looking for humor, romance, and some clever plot twists--without the trash-- check out Amy Martinsen's The Secret Obituary Writer, full of small-town charm and fun! Hanging out with Lizzy Langston is a riot as she encounters the best and the funniest of her Cutlip townsfolk alongside handsome and enigmatic Jackson Clark. With some surprisingly heartrending moments, the story even takes us overseas to solve a decades-old mystery about a member of the Cutlip community. Most poignant though is the interwoven theme that our life experiences make us who we are--and to embrace it!

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