First Four Jolie Gentil Mysteries

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The first four books of the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series are now in one set. First is Appraisal for Murder, followed by Rekindling Motives, When the Carny Comes to Town, and Any Port in a Storm. Jolie is a real estate appraiser in a New Jersey Beach town and her flexible schedule allows plenty of time for trouble. Join her and friends for fun fiction you can share with your family. 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!

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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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SmokeyShadow reviewed on on July 28, 2019

This is the first 4 books of a set of Gentil Mysteries. I read the first one and was hooked and couldn't wait to read the next ones. The mysteries are intriguing and keep you guessing. Jolie Gentil moves back to a small town and in with her Aunt, who runs a B&B, after she divorces her embezzling husband. She takes a job as a real estate appraiser for one of her Aunt's friends and promptly finds a body in the house. Mysteries that happen are something Jolie just can't leave alone and has to solve, not that the sheriff wants her involved. Her friends and town people are well thought out and each have their own quirks and personalities; you'll love Scoobie, he reminds me of a "free spirit" who would have made a great hippie. Each book came to it's own conclusion with no cliff hanger, thank you Ms. Orr, and the books do follow the same characters in each of the books, but with different mysteries to solve and more things for the characters to get into. These 4 books were a delightful read and I'd recommend them to anyone wanting a good mystery, great characters and something that will keep you guessing until the end. I read all four one after the other and can't wait to see what the characters get into next.
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