Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West

Calamity Jayne Mysteries

Book 5
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Did you hear about the blonde coyote?
It got stuck in a trap, chewed off three legs, and was still stuck.

Tressa Jayne Turner, Grandville, Iowa's own little "Calamity Jayne," is headed for the Grand Canyon State—and a wedding!  Tressa's goofy Gammy is gettin' hitched, and Tressa is looking forward to a little down time in the desert.  But her sunny vacation is suddenly about to have more strings attached than a dreamcatcher!  Her cousin's keeping secrets, the roguishly hot Ranger Rick's sending mixed signals—more of the smokin' than smoke variety—and a "Kookamunga," a butt-ugly fertility figurine Tressa picked up at a roadside stand as a wedding gift, is turning out to be more trouble than tribal treasure.  This wacky wedding's about to become a southwestern scavenger hunt of Amazing Race-meets-The Da Vinci Code proportions, featuring a washed-up actress out to kick-start her career, a suspect spiritual advisor, locals with a cause, and a ten-year-old who's a chip off a certain ranger's blockhead.

It'll be a vision quest to make Thelma and Louise's southwestern spree seem like amateur night at the OK Corral.  May the best spirit guide win.

 

(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Calamity Jayne Heads West.)

 

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

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About the author

Kathy's unconventional path to publication can certainly be described as the "road less traveled." A pioneer for women in law enforcement, she was one of the first female state troopers in Iowa, and she learned two valuable lessons that have served her well in her pursuit of a professional writing career: never give up and never stop laughing.

Kathy is the award-winning author of the Calamity Jayne Mystery series. She's been a Romantic Times American Title finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence contest, among other writing accolades.

Visit Kathy online at: http://kathybacus.com/

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Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Jan 21, 2015
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Pages
278
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ISBN
9781940371061
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Book 6
What's a blonde pirate always looking for, even though it's right behind her
Her booty

Ahoy, mateys!  With her grandma wedded and bedded (ew!) Tressa Jayne Turner is looking forward to the weeklong cruise that follows.  Good food.  Warm beaches.  Romantic sunsets.  A swashbuckling ranger-type, Rick Townsend, who shivers her timbers.  Nothing can take the wind out of "Calamity Jayne's" sails this time.

Nothing, that is, except that this particular Love Boat has "Iceberg ahead!" written all over it.  Why?  It's a lo-cal "biggest loser" cruise, Tressa's bad-boy faux fiancé and his marriage-minded Aunt Mo are stowaways, and Tressa's barely got her sea legs before a dastardly murder plot bobs to the surface.  It's a foul wind that's blowin' to be sure...and not from the exercise-obsessed passengers.  Throw in one whale of a Bermuda love triangle, and Tressa knows just how Jack Sparrow feels when the rum is gone.

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of V-8!  Arrr!

 

(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Anchors Aweigh.)

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

 

Book 1
How does a blonde spell "Farm"?
E-I-E-I-O

Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots.  Thanks to one Rick Townsend, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, local hottie, and general pain in Tressa's behind, everyone knows her as "Calamity Jayne".  Just because she may be a little accident prone and trouble seems to sometimes find her, Tressa can't get anyone in her small town to take her seriously.  That is, until Tressa finds a seriously dead body and an opportunity to get "Ranger Rick" and a skeptical citizenry to see that she's no longer that skinny kid with scraped knees.  How?  By resurrecting her job as a reporter for the hometown paper and solving a murder no one else believes happened... no one, that is, except the killer.  Now Tressa is one not-so-dumb blonde who's out to gain a little hometown respect—or die trying.

 

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... 

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?  
Book 7
What’s the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem?

The pavement.

 

It’s late July, and Tressa Jayne Turner’s summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend!  But is Tressa in love or lust with the hot ranger?  There's not time to find out as Tressa’s boss at the Gazette, Stan Rodgers, wants his Ace Cub Reporter to cover TribRide—the state’s ginormous bicycle ride across the state—but  not from the sidelines. This assignment is a little more…hands on. Hands on the handlebars, that is. Not only that, but Tressa’s ticket to ride in  on a bicycle built for two! And at the tandem’s helm? Sleazy rival reporter Drew Van Vleet, aka, “the missing link.”

 

Could things get any worse? You decide. Tressa’s parents are on the outs. Her sister is on the warpath. Van Vleet’s insisting on a Star Trek theme. And Tressa is the number one suspect in a series of SO-not-funny pranks targeting reality TV star Keelie Keller. Talk about strange new worlds!  Tressa is about to go where no “Calamity” has gone before--and where the ultimate wedgie is bound to be the least of this uneasy rider’s worries! Hang on, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. (I am a Vulcan. I feel no pain.)

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

Book 8
What do you call a fly in a blonde's brain?

A space invader.

 

Ace Cub Reporter Tressa "Calamity" Jayne Turner is back in Grandville and ready to enjoy the slower pace of with small town life and begin building a dating resume with one handsome ranger. It’s Frontier Days at the Historical Village, but mischief’s afoot—of the malicious variety—when vandals target the area, stealing and damaging property and leaving behind spray-painted signatures in the form of hot pink tornadoes. 

 

So what else besides a gang of local thugs threatens Knox County’s frontier festivities? Only a cross-dressing aunt bent on a reunion "gotcha," two-relationships in crisis, three dates from hell, an eccentric local with an ET obsession, five burning questions for a man-o’-mystery, and a missing lawn gnome that makes Chucky seem benevolent by comparison.

 

It’s a countdown to a showdown where strange lights in the sky, “signs” on the trees, and horses of a different color are only the beginning of this close encounter of the Calamity Jayne kind. And Tressa Jayne? She’s ready to believe.

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome – book #8

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews


Book 7
What’s the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem?

The pavement.

 

It’s late July, and Tressa Jayne Turner’s summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend!  But is Tressa in love or lust with the hot ranger?  There's not time to find out as Tressa’s boss at the Gazette, Stan Rodgers, wants his Ace Cub Reporter to cover TribRide—the state’s ginormous bicycle ride across the state—but  not from the sidelines. This assignment is a little more…hands on. Hands on the handlebars, that is. Not only that, but Tressa’s ticket to ride in  on a bicycle built for two! And at the tandem’s helm? Sleazy rival reporter Drew Van Vleet, aka, “the missing link.”

 

Could things get any worse? You decide. Tressa’s parents are on the outs. Her sister is on the warpath. Van Vleet’s insisting on a Star Trek theme. And Tressa is the number one suspect in a series of SO-not-funny pranks targeting reality TV star Keelie Keller. Talk about strange new worlds!  Tressa is about to go where no “Calamity” has gone before--and where the ultimate wedgie is bound to be the least of this uneasy rider’s worries! Hang on, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. (I am a Vulcan. I feel no pain.)

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

Book 3
What do you call a blonde skeleton in the closet?
Last year's hide-'n'-seek champ.

It's autumn in the heartland, where football rules, homecoming royalty reigns, and full moons don't just refer to a passing high school varsity bus.  But this year, Tressa Jayne Turner isn't just enjoying the candy corn, popcorn balls and caramel apples.  This reporter is on a mission to sniff out a serious story that will impress not only her skeptical family and friends, but also her boss at the Grandville Gazette.  

And it turns out "Calamity Jayne" is in luck!  Eccentric and reclusive bestselling writer, Elizabeth Courtney Howard is coming to little ol' Grandville to conduct some family business and finish her latest book.  So, what's stopping Tressa from scoring this journalistic coup?  A blackmailing, six-foot-two-inch homecoming queen candidate with all the charm of Frankenstein in taffeta, a rival reporter out to scoop the competition, a séance-hosting grandmother, and the sexy Ranger Rick Townsend who could tempt a nun to rethink her vows.  Suddenly Tressa better watch her step, as her exposé uncovers skeletons in everyone's closets and a haunted house that's too creepy for comfort. 

 

(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun.)

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

Book 4
What does a blonde get on her intelligence test?
Drool.

Ace cub reporter Tressa Jayne Turner is carrying a full load—and we're not talking post-holiday pounds.  Back in college for the fourth time (but who's counting!?), "Calamity Jayne" is looking to nab a raise from her stingy boss at the Gazette, Stan.  So, what's to stop her from making the grade?

 

Well, for starters her grandmother turned roommate rekindling an old flame, maid of honor madness run amok, a botched betrothal that's more than just schoolyard gossip, and a campus criminal who is out to teach the student body a lesson... one crime at a time.  As Tressa navigates the halls of higher education, she finds herself torn not only between homework and investigating, but also between a man who likes her for herself and another man who wants to save her from herself.

 

It's a case of murder and mayhem by the books...and failure is so not an option.

 

 

(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Calamity Jayne Goes to College.)

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

Book 8
What do you call a fly in a blonde's brain?

A space invader.

 

Ace Cub Reporter Tressa "Calamity" Jayne Turner is back in Grandville and ready to enjoy the slower pace of with small town life and begin building a dating resume with one handsome ranger. It’s Frontier Days at the Historical Village, but mischief’s afoot—of the malicious variety—when vandals target the area, stealing and damaging property and leaving behind spray-painted signatures in the form of hot pink tornadoes. 

 

So what else besides a gang of local thugs threatens Knox County’s frontier festivities? Only a cross-dressing aunt bent on a reunion "gotcha," two-relationships in crisis, three dates from hell, an eccentric local with an ET obsession, five burning questions for a man-o’-mystery, and a missing lawn gnome that makes Chucky seem benevolent by comparison.

 

It’s a countdown to a showdown where strange lights in the sky, “signs” on the trees, and horses of a different color are only the beginning of this close encounter of the Calamity Jayne kind. And Tressa Jayne? She’s ready to believe.

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome – book #8

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews


Book 1
How does a blonde spell "Farm"?
E-I-E-I-O

Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots.  Thanks to one Rick Townsend, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, local hottie, and general pain in Tressa's behind, everyone knows her as "Calamity Jayne".  Just because she may be a little accident prone and trouble seems to sometimes find her, Tressa can't get anyone in her small town to take her seriously.  That is, until Tressa finds a seriously dead body and an opportunity to get "Ranger Rick" and a skeptical citizenry to see that she's no longer that skinny kid with scraped knees.  How?  By resurrecting her job as a reporter for the hometown paper and solving a murder no one else believes happened... no one, that is, except the killer.  Now Tressa is one not-so-dumb blonde who's out to gain a little hometown respect—or die trying.

 

 

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

Calamity Jayne – book #1

Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3

Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4

Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7

 

 

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries:

"Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
~ Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
~ RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
~ Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
~ Booklist *starred review*

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