Someone is breaking into the houses Jolie appraises in Ocean Alley. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those houses, Jolie's mad and lets him know it. Hayden offers to help her mind her own business, and a lot of people at the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry hear her give him what for.
A hurricane's on the way to disrupt Talk Like a Pirate Day. When a corpse turns up under the pirate ship the next day, Jolie's looking like a suspect.
Soon she has less work. Who wants a possible murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and her sometimes buddy local reporter George Winters look for the murderer and try to figure out who's trying to frame Jolie. They need to stay ahead of whoever's mad at her and off the radar of the local police who tell Jolie -- for the hundredth time -- to butt out. All this and Jolie has to deal with Aunt Madge's blossoming love life. And what about her own?
For a cozy mystery with a dose of humor and a touch of romance, join Jolie and friends in Ocean Alley.
About the Author
laine L. Orr writes three mystery series, including the eleven-book Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. Behind the Walls was a finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards. The first book in her River's Edge series, From Newsprint to Footprints, came out in late 2015, and the Logland series began with Tip a Hat to Murder in 2016. Demise of a Devious Neighbor, the second River's Edge book, was a Chanticleer finalist in 2017. She also writes plays and novellas, including the one-act play, Common Ground published in 2015. Her novella, Falling into Place, tells the story of a family managing the results of an Iowa father’s World War II experience with humor and grace. Another novella, Biding Time, was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's first fiction contest, in 1993. In the Shadow of Light is the fictional story of children separated from their mother at the US/Mexico border. Elaine conducts presentations and teaches online classes on book publishing and other writing-related topics. Nonfiction includes Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work, and Words to Write By: Getting Your Thoughts on Paper.She graduated from the University of Dayton and the American University. A member of Sisters in Crime, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994. Her fiction and nonfiction are at all online retailers in all formats -- ebooks, paperbacks, large print, and (on Amazon, itunes, and Audible.com) audio in digital form. Support your local bookstore!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Though I like all the Jolie books, this one is my favorite. It's quite a challenge for the author of a series to develop the continuing characters, letting them grow while still keeping complete consistency with their earlier selves, and Elaine Orr does this magnificently.
I was looking forward to the next book in this series and the author Elaine Orr did not let me down. Kept me intrigued from front cover to back.
I really enjoy this series. It's got great characters, small-town charm, humor, and just a lovely feel. These are the perfect books to curl up with. If you love cozy mysteries, you'll love this series.