Jolie balances her fear of Pedone, conviction that Michael is innocent, and sometimes uneasy friendship with long-ago friend Scoobie. Jolie plots ways to prove friends innocent, but someone would rather see her dead.
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Soon she's getting less work. Who wants a murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and 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?
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Trouble on the Doorstep
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BEHIND THE WALLS
But the guy she's most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. In between appraising houses and planning a fundraiser for the food pantry (can you say liquid string contest?), Jolie tries to figure out if there is more stolen bounty around town. Is the feared killer the same person who burned some vacant houses, or the as-yet unmasked Peeping Tom? And are they willing to kill again to get to the hidden riches?
Her friends and local police warn her to butt out, but that's just encouragement for a woman who likes to get to the bottom of things. Jolie wrestles with fear as she tries to get her cat, Jazz, to feel at home in the new house. Maybe an unexpected visitor can be a substitute for Aunt Madge's golden retrievers.
And then there's her love life. Jolie also needs to decide if she really wants to get back with her former boyfriend, Ocean Alley Press reporter George Winters. Or are feelings for someone else trying to get her attention? Amazon BN itunes Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords. Audio Paperback
While she appraises houses and feeds her pet skunk, Jolie’s on the lookout for a runaway teenager and whoever planted the dead woman in her path. Thanks to Scoobie, she’s also planning another crazy fundraiser for the food pantry—this one a Corn Hole Contest. It’s sort of a bean bag game for grown-ups, and the polite term is Corn Toss Contest. So of course, Scoobie prepares to name winners in the Harvest for All Corn Hole Contest.
Just when Jolie’s ready to leave the murder investigation to the police, she gets a surprise—and it’s not a good one. Will her need to know see her hurt—or worse?
GROUND TO A HALT
When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured.
It seems a potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding.
The routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to figure out who's telling the truth and how far the thugs will go to to find what they want.
Only solving the puzzle will keep Jolie safe, protect a vulnerable Iraq War vet, and make sure everyone stays alive. But if Jolie keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie may grind to a halt.
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HOLIDAYS IN OCEAN ALLEY
Opening your apartment door to see a woman sliding down it is distressing. Especially when that woman has a knife in her chest. How could a murderer be roaming the halls in the middle of the night? After all the times she has encouraged Jolie to mind her own business, Aunt Madge has had a change of heart. And it's Scoobie she turns to for help. (Unlike all the other Jolie Gentil books, this one is told from the points of view of two favorite characters, Aunt Madge and Scoobie.) Amazon U.S., Amazon International, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords, itunes. Paperback at most sites, including large print. Audio.
THE UNEXPECTED RESOLUTION
Part murder mystery, part family mystery. Both intriguing. Scoobie never knew much about his family -- and after the way he grew up, who could blame him for liking it that way?
A 9-1-1 call during their New Year's Eve wedding changes everything.Suddenly Jolie has to help Scoobie figure out what he wants to know, and determine who seems to want someone in his family dead. Knowing more about Scoobie's past could change their future together. But a special wedding arrival may cause even more complications. The past arrives with a twist that will grab your heartstrings.
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UNDERGROUND IN OCEAN ALLEY
What do a dead nurse, missing teen, and unpopular planned resort have to do with each other? In Ocean Alley -- a lot. Jole Gentil is happily married with three-year old twins. Nothing could drag her back into sleuthing. And then a request for help comes from the most unlikely source.
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The Twain Does Meet
The Twain Does Meet is a between-the-numbers book in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. In fact, it's called a Jolie and Scoobie novella, and while there are important things to discover, it's not a true mystery. The author promised readers the story of the twins' birth, but she didn't want to frame it around a corpse. So join the Ocean Alley crew for some poignant moments, funny scenes, and a good story. Amazon ebook BN Kobo iBooks Smashwords