Staying Home Is A Killer

An Ellie Avery Mystery

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Air Force wife Ellie Avery is so good at organizing she's turned pro. But when a fellow military wife turns up dead, Ellie tackles a different type of case--murder. . .

Ellie Avery balances motherhood, marriage, and her own business--Everything in Its Place--with cheerful efficiency. A maestro of organization, she sees her life as an easy checklist that does not include the untimely death of Penny Follette.

Unlike the police, Ellie isn't convinced Penny's death was suicide. But it's an uphill battle getting the officials to take her seriously. Then another spouse is strangled, and someone tries to poison an outspoken female Air Force pilot. Poking about in closets and peeking through drawers, Ellie hopes to find the common thread tying the crimes together. With her husband Mitch about to be deployed in the "sandbox" (that's the Mideast for us civvies), she wants some quality time with her significant other. As the schedule tightens and the mystery heightens, Ellie's out to prove that home is not for killers!

*Filled with Ellie Avery's Great Organizing Tips*

"Plenty of action and lots of suspects and clues. . .this is a mystery with a 'mommy lit' flavor. A fun read."--Armchair Interviews

"Thoroughly entertaining. The author's smooth, succinct writing style enables the plot to flow effortlessly until its captivating conclusion." --Romantic Times (four stars)
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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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3.6
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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Mar 1, 2008
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780758243003
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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 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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