When Jenna decides to go to this wedding, she expects to dredge up old secrets and old hurts and she expects to see people from her past, but she doesn’t expect to stumble on a dead body.
Jenna’s friend is arrested. The wedding is cancelled. And Jenna’s tendency to stick her nose where it shouldn’t be leads her into the path of the killer.
Set in the serene mountains of North Carolina Murder on Moonshine Hill is filled with suspense, humor, and a quirky cast of supporting characters.
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On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers.
When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, Jenna learns that she’s more than a conduit for the killer. She’s his target. New secrets unfold, and finally her love life takes a tumble when the true killer emerges.
THE E-MURDERER is a race to find a psychotic killer before he kills again.
This new mystery series with a young female sleuth promises to keep you glued to your seat until the last page.
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A knock roused me from my thoughts.
“Just wanted to make sure you were decent. All the rooms are supposed to stay open,” Quentin said. “Didn’t you read the innkeeper’s notes about how to enjoy the Moonshine Inn?” He marched into my cramped quarters and plopped across the bed, bouncing to test the mattress for firmness.
“Apparently you can bolt the doors, but people don’t. The atmosphere at the
Moonshine Inn,”—he mimed quotation marks with his fingers—”is ‘relaxed and cordial.’ That means open doors.”
“I didn’t find our Mrs. Wilkins relaxed and cordial.”
“I’ve nothing to steal, anyway. Is your room like this one?”
“I’ve got hooks on the wall instead of a real cupboard, but otherwise, it’s about the same. By the way, the dog’s name is Benji, and he’s not to be fed, according to our innkeeper.”
“I knew she was a tyrant.”
“Want to go down and greet the guests?” Not particularly, I refrained from saying.
The confrontation with Marcy was inevitable. Now was as good a time as any.
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Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 6 books and numerous stories. Readers compare her to the great Southern writer, Fanny Flagg. “She writes characters and a story that will stay with you.”
Her debut mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, won the silver medal for fiction/suspense in the Global eBook Awards for 2015 and is a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. The e-Murderer won first place in the Malice Domestic Grants competition for new writers.
Joan has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She reads all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, mysteries, biography, and nonfiction. Mystery/suspense with a psychological twist is exactly the kind of book Joan loves to read.
“I write about characters who remind me of myself at times and my sister at times, but never fully so. My stories are told from a woman’s point of view with a destiny. Characters drive my writing and my reading.”
Having grown up in the South with a mother from Westchester County New York, Joan has a unique take on blending the Southern traditions with the eye of a Northerner. She spent most of her childhood in North Carolina and now resides in Athens, Georgia.
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