When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. It seems a potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding. The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to figure out who's telling the truth and how far the thugs will go to to find what they want. Only solving the puzzle will keep Jolie safe, protect a vulnerable Iraqi vet, and make sure everyone stays alive. But if Jolie keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie may grind to a halt.
About the Author
Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of Trouble on the Doorstep, and other books in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, which now has eight books and a prequel. She wrote plays and novellas for years and graduated to longer fiction. Biding Time, was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's first fiction contest, in 1993. She is a regular attendee at conferences such as Muncie's Midwest Writers Workshop and Magna Cum Murder, and conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics. Her nonfiction includes carefully researched local and family history books. Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ground to a Halt based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A relaxing, yet incredibly engrossing cozy mystery novel. I've read a few of Elaine Orr's cozy mysteries and, so far, I liked this one best. I love Jolie, she's just such a likeable character. I also liked the storyline and how Jolie unknowingly involves herself in the mystery and is soon trying to save her own skin. All and all, it's a great read and a must for cozy mystery fans.