About the author is a murder mystery story in which the main character Justin Blackman, steals an unpublished murder mystery novel from his recently deceased roommate. It is a first-hand account of how Justin Blackman steals the novel, hides the evidence, gets the novel published, and makes over a million dollars doing it. The problem is that other people during the story begin to surface who know that the novel Justin Blackman has claimed authorship of, was actually written by his dead roommate Fred Banoner. Justin Blackman must kill everyone who knows about it, and anyone who finds out, while evading police, and destroying all the evidence linking him to these murders; in order to keep his secret, reputation and money. Will he be successful?