Mystery at the Fair

Mystery at the Fair

by Connie Cockrell

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Mystery at the Fair by Connie Cockrell

When Jean Hays discovers the desiccated corpse of local quilting legend Ina Grange in a storage container on the fairgrounds where she’s volunteering, she inadvertently starts uncovering a deadly conspiracy just under the surface of the sleepy town.
Jean knows she should probably just drop it and let Police Chief Nick White get on with the business of solving the case, but her years in the Air Force left her itching to get things done, and done right. After all, where’s the harm in some gossip and some questions?
But the harm quickly becomes apparent when Jean is attacked. The message is clear: Get out. Leave Greyson. Don’t come back. Too bad Jean’s not the kind of woman to run away from such a blatant challenge. This isn’t her first rodeo, and it sure as shade won’t be her last.
Between managing the annual Greyson fair and pursuing the shadowy trail of destruction left by the murderer, Jean has her hands full dealing with drunken brawls and nasty falls, suspicious ex-wives and keen-sharp knives. And that’s not to mention the stubborn Police Chief himself.
Will Jean find the truth before the killer decides enough is enough?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152065640
Publisher: Connie Cockrell
Publication date: 07/29/2015
Series: Jean Hays
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,825
File size: 288 KB

About the Author

A 20-year Air Force career, time as a manager at a computer operations company, wife, mother, sister and volunteer, provides a rich background for Connie Cockrell’s story-telling. Cockrell grew up in upstate NY, just outside of Gloversville, NY before she joined the military at age 18. Having lived in Europe, Great Britain, and several places around the United States, she now lives in Payson, AZ with her husband: hiking, gardening, and playing bunko. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She's published fourteen books so far, has been included in five different anthologies and been published on Connie's always on the lookout for a good story idea. Beware, you may be the next one. She can be found at or on Facebook at: or on Twitter at: @ConnieCockrell

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Mystery at the Fair 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bwilhoite 9 days ago
This was just ok for me. Every year I go to the fair up north and thought it would be fun to read Mystery at the Fair. It switched between three characters point of view which was a nice change from what I normally read. There just wasn't a lot going on and the killer wasn't a surprise at all.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Story holds together. Interesting characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice friendships & a close-knit community in a good whodunit.
TheDownloader More than 1 year ago
I read this book and then bought the second. Interesting characters and a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, couldn't put it down! The main character Jean was intantly likeable and kept you wondering what was next! Can't wait for the next book in the series!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Mystery at the Fair (The Jean Hays Series Volume 1) by Connie Cockrell is a murder mystery. Jean Hays, a relative stranger to the area, has been made VP of The Fair Board and it’s her job to make sure the annual Fair goes off properly. Looking in a storage container for ribbons, she stumbles across the corpse of Ina Grange, the local quilting legend, and it looks like she’s been dead a while. Not prepared to sit back and wait for the police to do their job, Jean gets involved and uncovers a deadly conspiracy. Her interference leads to an attack with a clear message for her to get out of town. Jean isn’t going anywhere though; she doesn’t run from a challenge. Can she find out the truth before she gets seriously hurt…or ends up dead? Mystery at the Fair is the first volume in what looks to be a good series. This is a fast moving story with plenty of goings-on to keep you hooked but, at the same time, it’s an easy read. The plot is decent with lots of action, and it twists and turns neatly in such a way that you simply have to keep on reading just to see where it is going. The characters were very well developed to the point that I felt I knew them personally and could identify with them, particularly the main protagonist. This is a great book for anyone who wants an easy and fun read with plenty of meat on the bones of the story. Looking forward to the next in the series to see what Jean can get herself into next time.