May means Mystery all month long here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC! Join us each week as we explore the many mystery offerings available. This week, we’re highlighting the River’s Edge Cozy Mystery Series by Author Elaine Orr including first novel, From Newsprint to Footprints: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery, and her second novel, Demise of a Devious Neighbor: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery.
In From Newsprint to Footprints, we’re introduced to a small town news reporter whose passion for flowers lands her in deep trouble with her boss, leading her life and career in a very different direction. Check this out:
“You’re fired!” Grouchy news publisher Hal Morris sends reporter Melanie Perkins packing for taking too many photos of flowers.
Panicked at being unemployed, she lands a job as a landscaper, but an ugly surprise greets her on her first day. A pile of mulch, a tangerine, and a stolen hoe cast suspicion on Melanie.
Melanie’s efforts to find a murderer instead put a target on her back. Some of the aim is coming from law enforcement, but they aren’t the ones who want to silence her permanently. Life along the Des Moines River in Iowa can be peaceful, but a murderer has no problem disturbing her tranquility.
In this, the first novel in beloved cozy mystery writer Elaine Orr’s new River’s Edge series, the author once again offers humor, believable characters and tight prose as she carries the reader to an exciting climax. Those who follow her Jolie Gentil series will find themselves right at home.
In Demise of a Devious Neighbor, Elaine Orr’s second novel in this series, Melanie’s adventures continue as once again, she finds herself at the center of a murder investigation which hits close to home. Here’s a brief introduction to this cozy mystery:
The reverberating bangs shake Melanie Perkin’s nerves. Either someone’s aiming at her truck, or they don’t know fireworks are supposed to go upward. Could things get any worse?
Yes. The next day she discovers a dead body in the barn on her late parents’ farm, Sheriff’s Deputy Granger’s gun pointed at the chest of a primary suspect – someone she holds dear.
Illegal merchandise flooding the small Iowa town of River’s Edge, upcoming Fourth of July activities, and a half-finished manuscript all hinder her determined efforts to solve the crime, before an innocent person is convicted of murder.
In this, the second novel, the author once again offers humor, believable characters and tight prose as she carries the reader to an exciting climax.
Happy Mystery Reading!
From Newsprint to Footprints: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery (River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 1) – The first title in her new River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series by author Elaine Orr.
Demise of a Devious Neighbor: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery (River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 2) – The second title in her new River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series by author Elaine Orr.