Everyone has been stuck in a job they can't stand, right? In this cozy mystery, free-spirited Annie Malone needs to ditch her dull, drab job, but doesn't know how.
She is in a rut. She needs a change, and fast. Thrown a lifeline from her moonlighting job as a ghostwriter, she packs her suitcase and heads up to idyllic Door County. Asked to ghostwrite a book for an impossible client by an almost-impossible editor, Annie wonders if she is in over her head. She needs the ghostwriting job, but is starting to suspect that all is not what it seems. Then Annie's editor turns up dead, and her client goes missing. Amid the chaos, she makes fast friends with a bartender, Lizzy, and these two women sleuth to clear Annie's name.
Suddenly, the whole story changes and Annie herself is in danger. To top it all off, a dark mysterious stranger, Donovan Archer, is trying to romance her. Is Donovan who he says he is, and can he help her find her missing client? Annie doesn't know who she can trust until it is almost too late...
"So, this book is called a “Cozy Mystery” and that’s a perfect description! Reading this book, I felt like I was visiting with a friend and she was telling me a fun story about something that happened to her! A little bizarre at times, but still a very fun story to let myself get lost in. A quick read-25 chapters-and just a great-grab-a-coffee-and-put-your-feet-up-to-read kind of story. I truly enjoyed letting myself get lost in this fun adventure!" —Janell at Green Gables Book Reviews (https://greengablesbookreviews.com/)
"...this fun, light cozy mystery will keep you guessing until the very end while experiencing the picturesque and sometimes spooky sights of Door County, Wisconsin." —Award-winning Romance Author Rebekah N. Bryan, Brit With the Pink Hair (http://rebekahnbryan.com/)
"I would say that cozy mysteries may not be my genre, but they just may be now after reading The Ghostwriter and the Gems. Right away you get the sense that you "know" the characters because you can relate to them - the opening scene of Chapter 1 shows Annie Malone at a boring meeting, and having covered many a boring school board or city council meeting, I know all about toothpicks and tape. That said, the descriptions are what "make" this story; of course, I grew up in Wisconsin, and the descriptions are spot on, especially those of Door County, one of my favorite places to be." —Author Gregg Voss, The Valley of American Shadow
**Previously published as Murder in Death's Door County under the pen name Elizabeth Rose. This updated version has undergone extensive editing and has a few new scenes.**
Jacqueline lives in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, where it is fairly common to experience all four seasons in just one day. When not writing, she loves to draw, paint, bike, hike, read, and tweak recipes. She would rather be outside than indoors, hanging out with family and friends.