When the Carny Comes to Town

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Jolie did not want to sit above the dunk tank at the carnival's food pantry fundraiser. She never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would nearly kill him. His ex-con mother shows up and there's murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing more than appraising real estate, and even that is complicated by home burglars. She asks reporter George Winters for help, so you know she's desperate. More

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About Elaine L. Orr

Elaine 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!

About the Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
These Jersey shore mysteries mix murder with a compassionate group of friends and a good bit of humor.

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Review by: Bettylouise on Nov. 24, 2015 :
I would like thank Ms Orr for a,free copy. th cozy Jolie Gentil is set in a village off the Atlantic coast. The carnival has arrived in town and Jolie has a collection booth for the local food bank nearby it. There is dump tank and of Jolie ends up in the water. Late at that night Morehouse, a police officer lets her know that Scoobie has been attack and is in the hospital in critical condition. He tells Jolie to stay out of the investigation. Joie doesn’t listen and with George’s help explores what happen. She puts her life and others in harms way. As a result most of her friends are angry with her.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
Review by: Diane Orr-Fisher on July 6, 2012 :
Loved this 3rd book in the Jolie series. It was a fun read. The characters really have developed such personalities. I can't wait to see what trouble Jolie and her friends get into in the next book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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