The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries Box Set Books 4-6

Judy Fitzwater
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 The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Books 4 – 6, in one volume! DYING TO REMEMBER, DYING TO BE MURDERED, and DYING TO GET HER MAN continue Jennifer Marsh's adventures as an amateur detective and mystery writer striving fervently to get published.

In DYING TO REMEMBER, Jennifer is dragged to her high school reunion by her good friend Leigh Ann. But high school holds nothing but bad memories for Jennifer. Twelve years ago on prom night, classmate Jimmy Mitchell vanished, and her high school beau, Danny Buckner, humiliated her by disappearing in the middle of their date. Now he's begging for her help, only he won't live long enough to tell her why he needs it. Old mysteries surface and new dangers arise as Jennifer tries to solve two murders, one from the past and one from the present.
In DYING TO BE MURDERED, Jennifer has been hired to record the last days of rich society matron Mary Ashton's life. Mary's convinced someone is going to murder her, and that there’s nothing she can do to stop it. She makes Jennifer promise that she won't let her murderer get away with it. Jennifer doesn't believe her until Mary winds up dead. Family secrets and grudges, mysterious deaths, and ghostly lights that move about the Ashton Mansion lead to a mystery fraught with danger and intrigue.
In DYING TO GET HER MAN, Suzanne Gray dresses herself in white, ties a blue ribbon in her hair, gathers a bouquet of white roses, types a suicide note, lies down on her lover’s grave on the coldest day in Macon, Georgia’s recent history, and freezes to death. Or does she? Is it suicide? Is it murder? Jennifer is determined to find out even as Sam seems determined to ask Jennifer to marry him—at least until his old college flame shows up.
Jennifer’s writers’ group is back in each volume to offer their questionable help as they continue their journey toward getting published. Jennifer’s reporter boyfriend Sam is there, as well, to lend his assistance. And Jennifer's faithful greyhound, Muffy, offers plenty of love and support.
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About the author

Judy Fitzwater grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in ten states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first published mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent eight-book series, The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer's quirky writers' group. She's also written two suspense thrillers, DROWNING IN AIR and NO SAFE PLACE. And don't miss her very funny romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD. It's filled with ghosts and mayhem and just plain fun. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal adventures. THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING: ADVICE ON WRITING, written with wit and charm, offers her insights into the writing profession and her personal experiences.

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Publisher
Judy Fitzwater
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Published on
Jun 16, 2016
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Pages
600
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Judy Fitzwater
Readers will find ghosts, mayhem, and all out fun in Judy Fitzwater's romantic comedy, Vacationing with the Dead.

When Rex Ferris’s great, great Uncle Nate dies and makes Rex promise to take care of the Ferris Mansion and “everything in it,” Rex has no idea the “everything” includes ghosts. Now he’s stuck with four ghosts, all actors, who have no intention of moving into the “Light.” With maintenance costs rising at the huge, old mansion, and four bored spirits who want to act, Rex does the only thing he can think of. He turns the mansion into a murder mystery weekend destination with incredible special effects that aren’t really effects at all. But not content with his growing success, Rex makes one fateful decision: he advertises his new enterprise in The Traveler’s Companion, the nation’s premiere travel magazine.

Trapped in the basement of the Traveler’s Companion’s offices in Washington, D.C., dreaming of traveling the world and reviewing exotic resorts for the magazine, is Talia East. It’s her job to input and format ads for the magazine. But the closest she’s ever likely to see the world is gazing at the posters that line her tiny, gray cubicle….That is, until one strange ad comes across her desk which begins, “Vacation with the Dead.” It sounds ridiculous, even hokey, yet somehow intriguing. But maybe, just maybe, it could be her ticket out. IF she can write one knock-out article and IF the effects are even half as amazing as Rex Ferris promises, she might just land her dream job.

What she finds at the Ferris mansion will forever change her life and her understanding of true love. But the path won’t be easy. Mediums, spirit guides, cutthroat critics, interfering coworkers, and an old boyfriend are all on hand to complicate Talia and Rex’s quest.

Vacationing with the Dead is a funny, sweet romantic comedy in which true love is not just for the living, and its obstacles don’t end after death. It’s a fun romp filled with peril, mystery, unforgettable characters, and the adventure of finding everlasting love.
Judy Fitzwater

She never found love in life…Is it possible she’ll find love after death?

Something unexpected happens to Cindy Thomas during a mystery weekend at the Ferris Mansion. One second she’s enjoying a performance with astonishing special effects. The next, she’s dead, surrounded by a troupe of long dead actors who aren’t special effects at all. Harvey, her dream guy, is no longer a dream. He’s real—a real ghost.

Suddenly, this new existence is complicated and scary and amazing, leaving her wondering if she’s made the worst mistake of her life, her death, or whatever you want to call it. Cindy will have to decide…should she step through the gateway to Heaven, or is Heaven actually here on earth, in this handsome ghost’s arms?

Author’s Note:  When I wrote DYING AT HONEYMOON INN, I became fond of Cindy Thomas, the young woman I killed off before readers had a chance to get to know her. For those of you familiar with my other books, you know that in VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD, I populated the Ferris Mansion with a troupe of actors who just happen to be ghosts. I enjoyed writing that book so much, I wanted to revisit the characters. What better way than to have Cindy’s spirit encounter them upon her death? Adding her to the group presented a number of problems, but I really enjoyed writing Cindy and Harvey’s love story. Who’s to say love ends with death, or even the possibility of new love? That’s part of the joy of creation. In my world, it doesn’t have to.

Judy Fitzwater
Mary Ashton is convinced someone is going to murder her, and that there’s nothing she can do to stop it. But what she can do is hire unpublished mystery writer Jennifer Marsh to record her final days, so her killer won’t get away with it. Mary may seem a little loony, but she’s one of Macon’s leading socialites, or at least she was until the competency hearing. AND she’s offering Jennifer $1,000 a week to stay in her home, the historic Ashton mansion, reputed to be haunted by a Civil War heroine. The money’s too good to turn down, especially for a starving writer, so Jennifer agrees. And what’s the harm? Why would anyone want Mary Ashton dead? But the first night at the mansion, Jennifer’s awakened by blood curdling screams coming from Mary’s room, which is directly beneath her own. Trapped in her room, Jennifer is helpless. When she finally escapes, she finds a blood-soaked bed straight out of a horror movie but no sign of Mary’s body. Old family secrets and grudges, mysterious deaths, and ghostly lights that move about the mansion lead to a mystery fraught with danger and intrigue.

Jennifer’s writers’ group offers their usual comic relief as they continue their journey toward getting published. Jennifer’s sarcastic reporter boyfriend Sam is there to lend his assistance as well. And, of course, so is her greyhound Muffy.

“I was drawn in at the first page, and it was hard to put down once I started….This is a series worth discovering from the beginning.” Mystery News

“…this is the book in which Judy Fitzwater has totally found her rhythm….I loved Dying to Be Murdered and wish I had the next one already!” Mystery Book Reviews

“I was completely captivated…Dying to be Murdered is funny, entertaining and enjoyable. However, it is also compelling, suspenseful and thought provoking. The plot is a choreographed puzzle and it is up to Marsh to fit the pieces together, or risk becoming a victim.” The Charlotte Austin Review Ltd.

“If you’ve missed your Nancy Drew books, this is the next best thing, in an adult package. And looking very, very good.” The Book Report, Inc.
Judy Fitzwater
On the coldest day in Macon, Georgia’s recent history, Suzanne Gray dressed herself in white, tied a blue ribbon in her hair, gathered a bouquet of white roses, typed a suicide note, lay herself down on her lover’s grave, and froze to death. Or did she? Suzanne's niece doesn't think so.

Neither does mystery writer Jennifer Marsh. Not only was the note not signed, but, well, honestly the whole thing sounds fishy to Jennifer and she can't let it go. Sam Culpepper, the reporter on the case and Jennifer's boyfriend, not only appears to be hiding some of the details from Jennifer but seems more interested in taking their relationship to the next level than discussing work. So why, then, does an engagement announcement for Sam and his ex-girlfriend appear in the paper the next day?

Did Suzanne commit suicide or was she murdered? Did Suzanne’s lover really die from a slip on the stairs? Does Sam have another relationship that Jennifer knew nothing about? What will it take to solve these mysteries? When the bullets start to fly, Jennifer knows that she’d better figure out what's happening, or she'll be paying with more than her heart... she'll be paying with her life.

“Jennifer Marsh is a delight—resourceful, funny, and impulsive…” Laura Lippman

“…the solution to the mystery is a kicker…” The Mystery Review

“Bright and snappy, DYING O GET HER MAN is a fast-paced read.” Romantic Times

“DYING TO GET HER MAN…is as engaging and entertaining as any Agatha Christie mystery.” I Love a Mystery Newsletter
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