Death Makes the Cut by Janice Hamrick
(Jocelyn Shore Mysteries)

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The first bell of the new school year hasn’t even rung, and Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore is already at the scene of a murder. Friend and fellow teacher Fred Argus has been found dead on campus, and it isn’t long before the annoying, albeit attractive, Austin police detective Colin Gallagher uncovers evidence that Fred might have been selling drugs to students. Shocked by her loss as well as the insinuation that Fred was a dealer who got what he deserved, Jocelyn starts asking the kinds of questions guaranteed to set fellow teachers, administrators, and parents on edge.

With the school serving as the setting for a big-time director’s latest film, her investigation could hardly have come at a worse time. Jocelyn, however, finds clearing her friend’s name far more important than the needs of a pesky movie crew and doesn’t care who knows it. But it’s only when she’s attacked while on set that she realizes someone is determined to make sure the secrets hidden by Fred’s death remain hidden no matter what the cost.

Humor, romance, and murder abound in Janice Hamrick’s follow-up to her Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award--winning debut, Death on Tour, and make Death Makes the Cut a charming addition to this outstanding new series.



About Janice Hamrick

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JANICE HAMRICK is the author of two previous titles in her award-winning Jocelyn Shore mystery series, most recently Death Makes the Cut. A MB/MWA First Crime Novel Competition winner, a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist, and a nominee for the RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, she lives in Austin, Texas.
Published July 17, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 333 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Jocelyn arrives the next day to find Fred dead in the tennis shed, the sleuthing instincts she developed in another brush with murder (Death on Tour, 2011) take over.

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Hamrick’s winning sequel to her 2011 cozy debut, Death on Tour, finds French and history teacher Jocelyn Shore preparing for opening day at James Bonham High School in Austin, Tex.

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Nights and Weekends

In her debut novel, 2011’s Death on Tour, author Janice Hamrick took readers on a fascinating and fun-filled tour of Egypt while introducing mystery-solving history teacher Jocelyn Shore.

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Janice Hamrick introduced teacher Jocelyn Shore and her near-twin cousin, Kyla (who edges Jocelyn out in good looks, though Jocelyn still manages to attract extremely hot men), while they vacationed in Egypt.

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