Any Port in a Storm by Elaine Orr
(Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series)

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**Any Port in a Storm will be free for Kindle September 18-20! ** Someone is breaking into the houses Jolie appraises. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those houses, Jolie's mad and lets him know it. Hayden offers to help her mind her own business, and a lot of people at the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry hear her give him what for.


A hurricane's on the way to disrupt Talk Like a Pirate Day. When a corpse turns up under the pirate ship the next day, Jolie's looking like a suspect.


Soon she has less work. Who wants a possible murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and her sometimes buddy local reporter George Winters look for the murderer and try to figure out who's trying to frame Jolie. They need to stay ahead of whoever's mad at her and off the radar of the local police who tell Jolie -- for the hundredth time -- to butt out. All this and Jolie has to deal with Aunt Madge's blossoming love life. And what about her own?


For a cozy mystery with a dose of humor and a touch of romance, join Jolie and friends in Ocean Alley.
 

About Elaine Orr

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Elaine L. Orr has written fiction and nonfiction for many years and recently introduced the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. Elaine created a setting she likes (an east coast beach town) and a profession that would let Jolie meet a lot of people and have an opportunity to get into a lot of trouble (real estate appraising). And friends, lots of friends. The first book in the series is "Appraisal for Murder," then "Rekindling Motives." "When the Carny Comes to Town" was published in February 2012, and "Any Port in a Storm" in September 2012.Other books include "Secrets of the Gap," set in Bath, England, home of the astonishing Roman Baths that have been excavated since the late 1870s. It's a wonderful site with ancient and modern mysteries. "Biding Time" is the story of young Frank Myers, nephew of his namesake who was MIA in Vietnam. Growing up in DC it's sometimes hard to avoid problems of the world around you, but with help from a teacher and Vietnam vets, Frank is trying to avoid life's worst challenges. Geared to a young adult audience, "Biding Time" has appeal for all. It was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's 1993 fiction contest, the club's first.Elaine has done research on the Orrs and related families since 1994. Soon after that, as a regular attendee at annual Orr Reunions in Mount Vernon, Missouri (www.orrreunion.com), she began collecting material from cousins in the U.S. and Ireland. A career in the public and private sectors provided the skills to compile and analyze information on the literally thousands of descendants. The stories are true, but an interest in creating characters helped put the stories on the page. "Orr, Campbell, Mitchell, and Shirley Families: Descendants of Paul Orr and Isabelle Boyd in Ireland and America" is in paperback at Create Space and Amazon.Elaine was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Maryland. She moved to the Midwest in the mid-1990s and met her husband, Jim Larkin, in a writers' group in an Iowa library. To learn more, visit her web site at www.elaineorr.com or www.elaineorr.blogspot.com.
 
Published September 7, 2012 by Lifelong Dreams. 202 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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