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· Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 12 · Elaine Orr
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Sticky Fingered Books

Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Book 12

It isn't every day that you find a body at your kids' school. Unless you're Jolie Gentil. Then it's more of an option.

Someone broke into Sand and Sea Daycare, leaving a broken window and plenty of rain in the director's office. When Jolie hears an angry man say the intruder must have been looking for some books, she wonders what's up.

But that's not her business. Her job at the co-op center is to place orders for the food the kids gobble. Scoobie's contribution, as a poet, is to lead a rhyming session with the kids. It's bedlam and they love it.

But when Jolie goes into the center for an evening board meeting, she finds a body at the desk of the Sand and Sea director. With help from Mayor Madge, Jolie learns that the daycare center building has been caught up in plans for a boutque hotel and could have to close. Some liked the idea of a sale and others strongly objected.

Neither Jolie or Scoobie think it's a good idea for the twins to head back to school until they know what really happened. And when four-year olds clamor to be with friends, it's a good idea to figure it out.

Who kills for an old building? Someone does, and they don't like the idea of Jolie learning who they are.

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2 reviews
Billie Jackson
November 29, 2021
Sticky Fingered Books (A Jolie Gentil Mystery) is a perfect addition to this delightful series. One of the many things I love about the book, and the series, is that real life issues are part of their lives. In this case the issue isn't a big social issue but it is a big problem for some parents; the day care the twins attend is shut down and Jolie and Scooter have to juggle caring for them around work until they can find someone they trust to watch. Last minute home care is not an easy thing to find. Throughout the series, providing food for those who need it is a big part of Jolies limited free time; she is in charge of the community pantry. Author Elaine Orr makes the Harvest for All pantry activities interesting and heart touching. As usual, Jolie can't keep from investigating murder when she finds a body in the day care office. Fortunately, the murder happens after hours and Jolie is there to attend a meeting. For the most part, she uses her brain and doesn't just jump in or ask obvious or rude questions. I really feel like I am spending time with friends when I visit Jolie and her friends and family. I really love this series.
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About the author

Elaine L. Orr writes four mystery series: the Jolie Gentil series at the Jersey shore, the River’s Edge series along Iowa’s Des Moines River, the Logland series in small-town Illinois, and the Family History Mystery series in the Western Maryland Mountains. She also writes plays and novellas, including her favorite, Falling Into Place. Behind the Walls was a 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Award shortlister, and Demise of a Devious Neighbor was shortlisted in 2017. The Unscheduled Murder Trip received an Indie BRAG Medallion in 2021.

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