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About the author:
Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, which has nine books and a prequel. Behind the Walls was a finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards.

Newsprint to Footprints, the first book in Elaine's River's Edge cozy mystery series, was published in late fall 2015. Set in rural Iowa, it brings the trademark humor of the Jolie Gentil series to a new set of characters in a small town on the Des Moines River.

Elaine also writes plays and novellas, including the one-act, Common Ground, published in 2015. Her novella, Biding Time, was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's first fiction contest, in 1993.

Elaine conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics. Nonfiction includes Words to Write By: Getting Your Thoughts on Paper. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, and affiliated with From Women's Pens. Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994.

Elaine graduated from the U of Dayton with a BA in Political Science and from the American University with an MA in Government. She did some journalism course work at the University of Maryland and has taken fiction courses from The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and Georgetown University's Continuing Education Program. She is a regular attendee at the Midwest Writers' Workshop and Magna Cum Murder.

From Newsprint to Footprints

A River's Edge Cozy Mystery

Authored by Elaine Orr

"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.

You won't want to miss this one!

Publication Date:
151938159X / 9781519381590
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy

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