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.
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.