Any Port in a Storm

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Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of "Trouble on the Doorstep" and other books in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, which has eight books and a prequel. She also writes plays and novellas. "Behind the Walls" is a finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Murder and Mayhem Awards. "Biding Time" was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's first fiction contest, in 1993. Nonfiction includes "Words to Write By: Getting Your Thoughts on Paper." She is a regular attendee at conferences such as Muncie's Midwest Writers Workshop and the Indianapolis Magna Cum Murder, and conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics. A member of Sisters in Crime, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994.

Any Port in a Storm
 

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Authored by Elaine Orr

Jolie Gentil and friends are putting the finishing touches on the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry and trying to figure out who's breaking into some of the houses Jolie appraises. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those houses, Jolie's mad and lets him know it. But Hayden offers to help her mind her own business, and a lot of people at the fundraiser hear her give him what for. A hurricane's on the way to disrupt the fundraiser, and when a corpse turns up under the pirate ship the next day, Jolie's looking like a suspect.

Soon she's getting less work. Who wants a potential murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and her sometimes buddy local reporter George Winters look for the murderer and try to figure out who's trying to frame Jolie. They need to stay ahead of whoever's mad at her and off the radar of the local police who tell Jolie -- for the hundredth time -- to butt out.

All this and Jolie has to put up with Scoobie's pirate limericks and Aunt Madge's blossoming love life. And what about her own? For a cozy mystery with a dose of humor and a touch of romance, join Jolie and friends in Ocean Alley.


Publication Date:
2012-09-18
ISBN/EAN13:
147934253X / 9781479342532
Page Count:
314
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths




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