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Nancy Lynn Jarvis

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Nancy has been a happily former Realtor for just over a year. Without a license to hold her back, she is free to share her opinions about all things real estate especially in Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries. She's had a checkered career past: she's worked for the San Jose Mercury News, been a librarian, photo archivist, and been the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz.
Her work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing murder mysteries set in Santa Cruz is one of her newer adventures. Her most recent turn has been trying her hand as the editor of "Cozy Food" which has caused her to think that cozy writers are the nicest people out there.

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Nancy Lynn Jarvis The next installment of Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries, a book called Essie set in the 1880s, and a new series called Geezers with Tools about…moreThe next installment of Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries, a book called Essie set in the 1880s, and a new series called Geezers with Tools about two old handymen who solve mysteries while doing home repair.(less)
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Average rating: 3.65 · 319 ratings · 86 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Backyard Bones (Regan McHen...
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Buying Murder  (Regan McHen...
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The Death Contingency (Rega...
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Dames of Dialogue is hosting me today. I didn't realize how revealing of the way writing mysteries differs from organizing a (big, huge, varied) group of writers is until I reread the post. (And yes, it does have one of my notorious should-have-edited-one-more-time goofs where handy came out hand.) Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Read the first chapters of mysteries set in Santa Cruz, California in the real estate community and Mags and the AARP Gang, a comedy with mystery roots about senior citizen bank robbers.

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"This has a nice plot and good characters. I particularly like Dave and his relationship with Regan. Some of the dialogue it stilted and speeches get a little long. But all in all, a good read!"
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Dead Girls Don't Blog by Pamela Frost Dennis
Dead Girls Don't Blog (Murder Blog Mysteries #1)
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I was expecting a cozy and Pamela's book certainly has a charming protagonist, quirky characters, and humor which makes me want to read her next book, but there is a dark side to her writing. Interspersed in the present is her character trying to sto ...more
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I'm a huge fan of John McPhee and just finished binge watching 57 episodes of Monarch of the Glen, a BBC production which ran from 2000 to 2005. It was marvelous to toggle back and forth between the program and The Crofter and the Laird.
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Beth Hi Nancy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!

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Nancy Jarvis Hi Beth,
It sounds like I have befriended a successful soon-to-be award winning author. Congratulations on your achievements.

Sandra Nancy, I'm truly enjoying your book, "The Widow's Walk League" and hope to finish reading it soon.


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