Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder

An Ellie Avery Mystery

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Ellie Avery knew moving her family south to Georgia would bring new friends, customs, and cuisine. But when she stumbles across two dead bodies--in one grave--during a walk in her new neighborhood, she finds her mint juleps suddenly tasting very sour. Now, with a double mystery brewing and dozens of guests about to arrive in her back yard, Ellie's agenda is once again packed. The only thing she hasn't penciled in is one killer of a party crasher who intends to make this celebration Ellie's last. . .

Don't miss Ellie Avery's great tips for perfect parties!

Praise for Sara Rosett and her Ellie Avery Mysteries. . .

"No mystery is a match for the likeable, efficient Elllie, who unravels this multilayered plot with skill and class." --Romantic Times Book Reviews (four stars)

"Keeps readers moving down some surprising paths--and on the edge of their chairs--until the very end." --Cozy Library

"A fun romp through murder and mayhem." --Armchair Interviews
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About the author

Sara Rosett is the author of the Ellie Avery mysteries. She is the wife of an Air Force pilot, and her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul. Sara is a member of Sisters in Crime, Girlfriends Book Club blog, and the Deadly Divas, who are four nice women who happen to write about murder. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas, with their two children and their dog. Please visit her website, sararosett.com, or connect with Sara on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Goodreads.
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Publisher
Kensington
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Published on
Mar 1, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780758257611
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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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?  
Sara Rosett
The first six novels in the Murder on Location cozy mystery series plus a Christmas novella from USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett. 

Get six complete cozies plus a Christmas novella!

Death in the English Countryside

Location scout and Jane Austen fan, Kate Sharp, travels to England to search for her missing boss, but when she arrives in the quaint village of golden stone cottages and finds no trace of her boss she suspects that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem. 

Death in an English Cottage

It’s spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp returns to an English village to work on a Jane Austen documentary. Tragedy strikes when a cottage catches fire and a stranger is killed. Soon it’s evident that the fire wasn’t an accident, but murder.

Death in a Stately Home

Good houseguests don’t get accused of murder. When location scout Kate Sharp fills in for a researcher at a Regency-themed English house party she’s looking forward to indulging in the posh atmosphere of tea on the lawn and elegant candlelight dinners, but when a guest is murdered in a locked room Kate becomes the prime suspect. 

Death in an Elegant City 

Sightseeing can be murder. Location scout Kate Sharp goes to the historic city of Bath, England on a scouting trip for the Jane Austen documentary, but murder cuts the sightseeing short. Now Kate must rearrange her itinerary and find the killer before she and the production are shut down permanently.

Menace at the Christmas Market (Novella)

Kate goes to the local Regency-themed Christmas market in search of gifts, but while she’s there a new acquaintance meets with foul play. Kate is drawn into the investigation and soon realizes she must discover who wants to make sure she doesn’t ring in the New Year. 

Death in an English Garden

A common, garden variety murder. Kate Sharp is back in her idyllic English village, but tensions are high on the set of the documentary because a star is everyone miserable, especially Kate. 

Death at an English Wedding

Wedding bells are ringing for location scouts Kate and Alex in a ceremony at one of England’s most elegant stately homes, but when a guest is murdered and suspicion falls on those closest to Kate, she and Alex must put their plans for happily ever after on hold.

Book 10
With summer approaching, Ellie Avery’s schedule is ruled by attending end-of-the-year events at her kids’ school—and avoiding run-ins with her arch competitor. When a murder disrupts the core curriculum, can the two women form an alliance to teach the killer a lesson in justice?

As a regular volunteer at North Dawkins Elementary, Ellie would never miss the annual Mother's Day breakfast—even if she has to tolerate the likes of Gabrielle Matheson. The rivals aren't exactly sworn enemies, although Ellie still thinks there's only room for one professional organizer in their small Georgia town.

But when Ellie sees Gabrielle in the hallway, she’s a mess. It looks like Gabrielle’s seen a ghost—or, as she explains, a dead body inside the supply closet. Before Ellie can get help the body vanishes . . . only to mysteriously reappear later at the school.

Little is known about the victim, a secretive snoop with a nosy nature and a penchant for keeping quiet about her own past. Ellie will leave no desk unturned to protect her kids and expose the cunning criminal’s identity. Because if she doesn’t, the killer may chalk up another textbook case of murder . . .

Don’t miss Ellie Avery’s great tips for PTA moms!

Praise for Sara Rosett and her Ellie Avery mysteries…

“Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett’s Ellie Avery titles are among the best.” —Library Journal

MILKSHAKES, MERMAIDS, AND MURDER

“Rosett’s latest Ellie Avery mystery is about a woman trying to protect her family, and that’s a message most of us can relate to.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

MISTLETOE, MERRIMENT, AND MURDER

“Intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end . . . Yet, what places air force wife Ellie Avery at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day.” —Katherine Hall Page

MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER

“A winning mystery . . . a rumor of hidden money, secret letters from a famous recluse, a fire, a threatening message, and a crazed gunman add to the cozy mischief.” —Publishers Weekly

MAGNOLIAS, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER

“Engaging…nifty party tips help keep the sleuthing on the cozy side.” —Publishers Weekly

GETTING AWAY IS DEADLY

“Keeps readers moving down some surprising paths—and on the edge of their chairs—until the very end.” —Cozy Library
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