THE MUSE OF VIOLENCE is on the loose!

My new mystery, THE MUSE OF VIOLENCE, has been released as a paperback and as an ebook.  You can buy it now on Amazon at

A chilling series of deaths strikes a writers’ group in New York, leaving the remaining members to face the suspicion—and finally the terrifying certainty—that one of them is a psychopathic killer.  Is a sequel to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None being played out in their lives?

The Muse of Violence by Bruce Hartman has an exciting, entertaining, and multi-layered plot that makes it a must-read for all mystery lovers.”  –  Jean Hall for Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews.

“… a wonderful mystery that, in the vein of all good mysteries, keeps you guessing until the very end!”  –  Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews.

“Seven New Yorkers take part in a writers’ group, reading stories to each other in a search for a fictional truth that seems more important than the real truth. One by one, they each share what they’ve written with the other group members in anticipation of glowing praise. The characters they create in their fictional stories, however, are thinly veiled, distorted versions of their real writing group counterparts, and someone is pissed off.  The person who reads their work aloud is always the next one to die. This is an intricately woven and compelling tale that modernizes the classic Agathie Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None.  Will anyone survive their writing group critique? Will someone be able to finally close the book on murder? If you are an Agatha Christie fan and a fan of great mystery writing, put The Muse of Violence on your must-read list today. A great selection for book clubs!  –  Kelly Jameson, film-optioned author of the crime thriller DEAD ON (which best-selling author Kat Martin calls “Brilliant. A chilling erotic suspense that will send shivers down your spine. A sensuous, gripping tale of murder through the ages”) and other novels including WHAT REMAINED OF KATRINA and SHARDS OF SUMMER.  See Kelly Jameson’s website



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Author of Perfectly Healthy Man Drops Dead and the forthcoming mystery, The Rules of Dreaming.
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