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Jenna Bennett writes the USA Today bestselling Cutthroat Business mysteries featuring Southern Belle and new-minted real estate agent Savannah Martin in Nashville, Tennessee.

As Jennie Bentley, she writes the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, featuring designer and amateur sleuth Avery Baker and her boyfriend, handyman Derek Ellis, who renovate houses in Waterfield, Maine.

She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace.

aka Jennie Bentley

The DIY series:

FATAL FIXER-UPPER (November 2008)
MORTAR AND MURDER (January 2011)
FLIPPED OUT (October 2011)
WALL TO WALL DEAD (September 2012)
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Since setting up the new website, I've migrated this blog over there, as well. There will be no new updates on this blog in this location - and honestly, there'll probably be very few updates on the blog in the new location as well, since I'm not very good at blogging.

But if you want to check and see whether there's anything new and exciting going on, from now on you can find us over here:

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message 11: by Jenna

Jenna Melissa wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Jenna! Have a nice weekend."

You too, thanks!

message 10: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thanks for being a friend on Good Reads!

message 9: by Mary

Mary Thanks for inviting me, Jennie. Do I ever need to read your book!!

Good luck with the Southern Fest. of Books in Nashville. That's a good one. I had a conflict this year, but hope to be there next year.


message 8: by maria

maria Hey there,Jennie
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards

message 7: by Blair (last edited Sep 01, 2008 08:50AM)

Blair Thanks, Jennie, for the friend request. Your book sounds great! Best of luck with the upcoming launch of "Fatal Fixer-Upper"! I'll add it to my list!

All the best,


Accordion Dreams (University Press of Mississippi, January 2009)

Shawnette Hey, Jennie...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on all your novel...and best of luck in all your future writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a great holiday weekend...Happy Reading :-)

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Jennie and thanks for adding me as a friend. Wow...I love the title of your book and your ideas for a story! Smart girl! If you have time among those little boys, that dog and goldfish *smile*, I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

Bradley Greetings human, we are the borg. You will be assimilated. =)

message 3: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Jennie!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
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THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

message 2: by Jenna

Jenna Thanks, Daniel - I appreciate that!

Jennie, I've added your book Fatal Fixer-Upper to my to-read list.

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