Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder

An Ellie Avery Mystery

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For Ellie Avery, the hardest thing about hosting a reunion of her husband Mitch's extended Southern family is remembering everyone's name. But this summer, the festivities are cut short by news that Mitch's Air Force squadron commander has been strangled. Then Mitch's look-alike cousin narrowly misses being shot during his daily workout, and Ellie realizes that someone wants to ground Mitch--permanently. Between her kids and her organizing business, she must unravel a perplexing mystery--or Mitch's afternoon jog may be a run for his life. . ..

Don't miss Ellie Avery's great tips for busy, budget-minded moms!

"Fans of TV's Air Force Wives will appreciate Ellie, a smart crime solver who navigates the challenges of military life." --Publishers Weekly

"Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett's Ellie Avery titles are among the best." --Library Journal

"Flows like a country creek after an all-day rain." --Shine

"A nifty mystery." --Publishers Weekly
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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 Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Mar 1, 2011
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9780758268433
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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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Book 46
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art...

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive, entertaining, and clever.”

Book 7
Super organizer Ellie Avery could really use some Christmas cheer when Gabrielle Matheson, a grinchy professional rival, sets up shop in the same small Georgia town. But before the halls are even halfway decked with holly, someone uses Ellie's terrifically tasteless white elephant swap gift as. . .a murder weapon!

Ellie's now a suspect. Besides playing Mrs. Santa for her Air Force pilot husband and their two kids, shielding her eyes from the garishly over-decorated house down the street, and helping a client who's a hardcore hoarder, Ellie also has to solve this ho-ho-homicide. . .and find a killer who wishes her a very deadly Christmas.

Don't miss Ellie Avery's great tips for a relaxed and stress-free holiday season!

"Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery series is a winner. Rosett always delivers a terrific mystery with believable characters and lots of heart. The insider look at the life of a military spouse makes this series a fascinating read. I look forward to each new book." --Denise Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River and Devereaux's Dime mystery series.

"Sara Rosett once again presents readers with intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that ably keeps us guessing until the end. No mean achievement! Yet, what places her sleuth, Air Force wife Ellie Avery, at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day, bringing an essential reminder of their sacrifices to us all, especially at this time of year." --Katherine Hall Page, Agatha Award-winning author of The Body in the Boudoir

Praise for Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery Mysteries

"Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett's Ellie Avery titles are among the best." --Library Journal

"Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound. . .delightful." --Fresh Fiction

"Intriguing characters, a dash of humor, and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end." --Katherine Hall Pag
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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