Jennifer Oberth

Biography

Jennifer Oberth is a sweet, gorgeous, intelligent gal with a great sense of humor. She likes long walks on the beach.

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Jennifer Oberth is a sweet, gorgeous, intelligent gal with a great sense of humor. She likes to take long walks on the beach where she thinks up delicious ways to murder people and give them motives, means, opportunities and fake alibis.

Don't randomly ask her what she's thinking because she'll tell you. She doesn't want a repeat of that time she was with a group of strangers and she blurted out her frustration at her car. "How on earth am I expected to kill somebody in the woods without being seen when I can't turn off the automatic headlights?"

She didn't know why they shrank back and gave her a wide berth the rest of the evening.

She didn't know why no one offered advice to get around this tricky annoyance.

It's a coincidence she then started writing cozy mysteries set in 1875…

Jennifer Oberth (the sweet, gorgeous, intelligent gal with a great sense of humor) has two cats (Copper & Outlaw). When she's not at work, cursing the computer when it doesn't work, she can be found at home, cursing the computer when it doesn't work.

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Series

Books

A Sister's Sense
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The original story won Honorable Mention in the Sisters In Crime Chicagoland Short Story Contest 2017. Even though Ella has the flu, Doris coerces her to help to solve a murder. Can Ella figure out who killed the man Doris stumbled over? A body in a house Doris definitely was not breaking into? Can Ella stay conscious long enough to try? This is the 10th story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Wobbly Westin
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Ella is enjoying a leisurely New Year’s morning when a nagging thought makes her search for her pirate father-in-law, Jasper. She finds him in an odd quandary and does her best not to double over laughing. When he requests her help with an unusual task, how can she say no? Really, how can she? This is the 9th story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
St. James's Stocking
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
This is a Christmas holiday anthology! A COZY CREW CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY. Three Christmas-themed mysteries stocked full of surprises! "Who Murdered the Holiday Spirit?" (The 3rd Hazel Cartbell mystery) by Ellie Oberth. "Silk Pie Stocking" (The 3rd Short Diner mystery) by Renae Janecek. "St. James’s Stocking" (The 8th Ella Westin mystery) by Jennifer Oberth.
Christmas Caper
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Ella’s pirate father-in-law is hosting the biggest Christmas bash Port Bass has ever seen. But when a guest is murdered, her husband is three sheets to the wind, and her boss is enamored with his new romance, it’s left up to Ella to solve the murder—quietly. Can she enjoy the holidays while working—without pay? This is the seventh story in the Ella Westin Mysteries and is 42,118 words.
Bury the Boss
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ella Westin is back at work. Unfortunately, her new boss is convinced someone is trying to kill him. Ella thinks he’s accident-prone. He orders her to find out who’s attacking him—but won’t let her leave his side. Now Ella is the boss’s babysitter. Is it too late to declare a sick day? This is the sixth story in the Ella Westin Mysteries and is 49,254 words.
Queen's Quest
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,870. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ella Westin is tasked with investigating a haunted house – though she doesn’t believe in such things. A clue leads her straight into the heart of a plot to rob the Port Bass Museum. Can she catch the thieves or will she become one of them? This is the fifth story in the Ella Westin Mysteries and is 30,644 words.
Unpacking the Undertaker
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,950. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ella is back from her honeymoon and is moving into her new home. She unpacked a particularly heavy crate and got a nasty shock. All she wanted to do was put her books on the bookshelf. Is it too late to close the crate and send it back? This is the fourth story in the in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Ella & Jasper Shorts
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Ella marries Joe Westin, she inherits a father-in-law who gets her into more trouble than the bad guys. As a former thief turned government agent, Ella thinks she’s up for any assignment that comes her way, but Jasper Westin just might be more than she can handle. Set in the 1820s, these three quick reads offer a fun glimpse into Ella’s family life. Ernest Effort Missing Monkey Close Quarters
Masked Rider: Origins
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 132,010. Language: English. Originally Published: June 23, 2012 by Jennifer Oberth. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Holly Westin is having a bad week. Cavalry soldiers storm into her village hunting a fugitive. A neighbor is killed, Holly's brother arrested and everyone wants to capture the mysterious Masked Rider. She's determined to free her brother but can she do it with the captain courting her, the fugitive hiding on her land and her father drinking while the in-laws visit? Approximately 128,000 words.
Georgia Meets Virginia
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Freelance Chef Ginny Travis knocked on a door and minutes later, she's investigating a murder. It's enough to kill anyone's appetite... 1st in the Georgia H. Mysteries. 'Georgia Meets Virginia' is 25,664 words.
Toxic Train
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Ella takes the train home from her honeymoon. One of the passengers is killed, one is a murderer and one wants to lock Ella up for her own good. With Joe distracting her more than the killer, will Ella slip and let killer strike again? Will her confidence go off the rails or will she be able to protect the passengers and her husband? This is the third story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Mr. E In Cabin 187 (The Hudson Agency)
Series: Case Files of the Hudson Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Case #2: From The Case Files of the Hudson Agency. A murder on a cruise sets Warren Eisenchezarrarus — better known as Mr. E. — on the hunt for a killer. The murder weapon can't exist, the detective's assistant is as green as a seasick turtle and worst of all, Mr. E. is supposed to be on vacation! How will he find the culprit with so few clues on a cruise ship full of suspects? 6,693 words
Honeymoon Homicide
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Ella is awakened in the middle of the night by her new husband. But it's not what you think – he wants her to solve a murder. At 4 a.m. Can she do it? Or will she add another homicide to her honeymoon? This is the second story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.
Married To Murder
Series: The Ella Westin Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.71 from 14 reviews)
Ella doesn't recall adding "solve a murder" to her bridal to-do list but when she stumbles over the body of her matron of honor, she has no choice; her groom is the only suspect. Throw in a deaf hairdresser, a ruined wedding cake and a not so retired pirate and Ella wants to throttle everyone in sight. Can she catch the killer before the wedding is called off? Or will she be Married To Murder?

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