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Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
by Elaine L. Orr
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Kindle Edition published 2011-09-25
Bestseller ranking: 162809
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As the first book in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, you learn how she ended up back in Ocean Alley (where she lived for one year in high school), and how she figures out what to do next. And then she finds a body...
If your name translates to "pretty nice" in French, you've probably gotten used to teasing. It doesn't prepare you to find out that your soon-to-be-ex-husband has a gambling problem, raided your assets, and embezzled from his bank. Jolie Gentil moves to Great Aunt Madge's Jersey shore B&B, taking her cat Jazz, and joining Madge's pair of prune-eating dogs. She tells herself it's not a retreat, just a smart change. Jolie rekindles friendships, dodges a low-level wise guy, and tries to figure out her new life. She hasn't seen her high school classmates in ten years, and they weren't all buds. Why care if a couple of them are murder suspects? Because finding a dead body when you're appraising a house grabs your attention.
Jolie balances fear of a smart-mouth wise guy with a belief that her friends are innocent. Her murder suspects include one suspect's ex-wife and beneficiaries of the dead woman's will. Jolie keeps searching, but will someone's plans leave her alive to find the truth?
About the Author
Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of Trouble on the Doorstep, fifth in the Jolie Gentil series. She wrote plays and novellas for years and graduated to longer fiction. Biding Time was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's fir
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