Murder in Half Moon Bay, Book 1

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All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws Jillian and her garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future.

'Murder in Half Moon Bay' Book 1 introduces Jillian's little companion 'Teddy,' a Yorkie who falls prey to danger but rises to become sleuth-dog in the next book. More
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About Nancy Jill Thames

Author The Jillian Bradley Mystery Series

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunnits.
In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery, "Murder in Half Moon Bay," introducing her well-loved protagonist, Jillian Bradley, and whimsical Yorkie, “Teddy.”
When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, she travels between Texas and California finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand or having afternoon tea with friends.
She is a member of Leander Writers’ Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW CenTex Chapter), and Central Texas Authors.

To learn more about Nancy Jill visit these sites.
Website: http://www.nancyjillthames.com
E-Mail: jillthames@gmail.com
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Reviews

Review by: Gabriele Carmona on Aug. 01, 2013 :
a wonderful story. Ms. Thames paints a picture in your minds eye that is easy to follow and very captivating.
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Review by: Phillip Gatua on March 03, 2013 : (no rating)
I felt like i was part of the story thats how engrossed i got i like the relationship Jillian has with the cop guy
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Review by: Sue Erickson on Jan. 25, 2013 :
I loved this story!! Kept me reading well into the night. Thanks for the great read, why is the only book on smashwords???? I loved the nosy Jillian and her friends. The setting was beautiful as I have been there many times. Teddy just loved!!! Again what a great read!!
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Review by: Jemima Pett on Jan. 23, 2013 :
Jillian and her three collaborators in the Garden Club head off for a conference in a swanky hotel. Even though I’ve been to conferences in swanky hotels, it felt very alien to my lifestyle, but I suspect some of my friends would be far more at home with the setting. It gave me the impression of a Californian version of Dallas. There were a lot of people introduced to me very fast, and who was with whom didn’t really settle in my brain till quite late into the book, after one or two had been murdered! I think this may have been my post-Christmas disorientation, but sometimes I felt Jillian’s conversations, especially with suspects, to be very short. Would these people really give her intimate details with clues so that she could solve the crime in such a short exchange?

Jillian and her friends sort of irritated me with their pushy involvement in the crime-solving. Why would the Police Chief welcome their involvement? How about them trampling over all the evidence? And she kept putting herself at risk in very naive ways. I think she was extremely lucky not to have been bumped off herself.

But from these comments you can tell a number of things (I hope). Jillian gets you involved in her world. The author does a great job in drawing you in to the plot and to some of the people. The setting is described beautifully and the plot itself hangs together extremely well. From something that seemed very light to start with, it gets very deep, and I liked the science link, which was very realistic. It’s always good when you can’t put a book down after you’ve passed the halfway point!

I’m not sure whether I want to join Jillian in some of her other adventures, I’m not the Miss Marple kind, but I may well give them a go. Partly because Teddy the dog is adorable!
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