Really Dead


Murder isn’t something that just happens on TV.

Travel writer Ria Butler has to outsmart a killer on the set of a reality TV show. Ria is supposed to be looking at blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos. Instead, she circumnavigates her unsettled relationship with investigative reporter Glenn Cooper and flies to the set of the TV show that her brother is producing in the British Virgin Islands. On location, she learns a production assistant has gone missing — only her tattooed foot has been found. While Ria tries to outwit a killer, Glenn tries to outlast Ria’s commitment detour, and a producer tries to outplay the police. When the reality series goes to air, it really does have the most dramatic finale ever — and someone is Really Dead.


Really Dead stands out as a satisfying series debut…

Quill & Quire

…the book moves at a speedy clip, with well-articulated plot points…

National Post

Really Dead really delivers. There’s humour, missing body parts, a producer everyone loves to hate, exotic locations, and a well-plotted mystery.

About the Author

J.E. Forman

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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J.E. Forman

J.E. Forman was once a relatively sane television producer. She moved from cameras to keyboards, adding screenwriter and romance novelist (under a pseudonym) to her list of credits. Really Dead is her first mystery. She’s already working on Ria and Glenn’s next case from her home base in Toronto.