The Blond Leading the Blond, published by Thomas & Mercer, is available in all formats for your cozy mystery reading pleasure.
Ellery Tinsdale’s father never talked about his childhood, never once mentioned what happened to his family, and never ever gave any indication there existed a lakefront resort in central Ohio founded by her ancestors. Curious upon receiving notice of the death of an aunt she hadn’t known existed, Ellery travels to Braddocks Beach in hopes of learning a bit about her heritage. What she finds is she is to inherit the family house, the family jewels, the family real estate holdings, the family bank accounts, and, much to her dismay, the family role of Queen Bee. Ellery also finds herself accused Aunt Izzy’s murder. ...read more
“When We Were Middle Aged and Foolish”
A short story in the WG2E All-For-Indies Anthology, Spring Hop Edition
Jayne joined with best-selling authors D.D. Scott, Barbara Silkstone, Tracy Sumner and Kirstine Cayne in this spring-themed anthology. After reading this, you’ll never think of “spring” in quite the same way. Download for just $0.99.
What’s the worst thing that could happen when two middle-aged women steal someone’s trashcan in hopes of uncovering a shred of evidence regarding some dishonest business dealings? Sidney Hamilton and Monica Lyn Hunter find out when they discover a dead body in the garbage. Things go from bad to worse when they decide to dispose of it, and the whole escapade spirals out of control when J.T. Hunter provides damning statements that Monica Lyn was the one who hacked Kitty Kelly’s body to pieces. Once released from detention, Monica Lyn and Sydney attempt to turn the tables on the ex, only to find themselves face to face with the real killer.
Publication Credits: “The Case of the Missing Cookies”
Are you reading The Blond Leading the Blond for your book club? A list of discussion questions is now available.
“Best Friends Help You Move the Body”, a short mystery, has been accepted for an anthology based on Virginia landmarks. Jayne’s story used the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse for inspiration. Look for publication in 2013.
Blond Luck (the sequel to The Blond Leading the Blond), was the 2nd place winner of the 2010 Get Your Stiletto In the Door contest, Chick Thrill category. This annual contest is sponsored by Chick Lit Writers of the World, a special interest chapter of Romance Writers of America.
The Blond Leading the Blond was a 2009 finalist in the Claymore contest sponsored by the Killer Nashville Conference for Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Writers and Readers. Her publication contract with Avalon Books is a direct result of this contest.