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Also published as Elaine L. Orr
Elaine Orr writes fiction and nonfiction. The River's Edge cozy mystery series (from Annie Acorn Publishing) will be out in late 2015. Elaine introduced the Jolie Gentil series in 2011. "Trouble on the Doorstep" (fifth in the series) hit bestseller status on Amazon (cozy mystery category) within a few days and continued to pick up speed. Writing is wonderful, being appreciated by readers is even better!

There are now eight books and a prequel in the Jolie series. "Behind the Walls" was a finalist in the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards. "Vague Images" and "Ground to a Halt" have continued readers' positive reactions to Jolie and friends.

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Elaine Orr I do several things, some geared to writing, some to distracting myself so I can relax and then come back to writing. Geared to writing would be: do…moreI do several things, some geared to writing, some to distracting myself so I can relax and then come back to writing. Geared to writing would be: do some background research (my favorite was on Prohibition for "Rekindling Motives"); tell myself I only have to write 100 words--and then do it; look at my bank account and ask myself if I want it to stay at that level. Usually one of these three will light a fire under my buns.(less)
Elaine Orr The eighth book in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. Jolie walks into Java Jolt, the Ocean Alley coffee shop she frequents, and gets an unpleasant…moreThe eighth book in the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. Jolie walks into Java Jolt, the Ocean Alley coffee shop she frequents, and gets an unpleasant surprise.(less)
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Stories have been bubbling in my brain for decades. Like honey in a bee hive, they leak out, but not in consistent forms.

I began writing plays and screenplays, with the occasional short story. After a few years of doing this, with a demanding day job, I decided that screenplay production was a pipe dream. I liked my stories, but they probably weren't cutting edge enough to get Hollywood's atten... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Jolie appraises the vacant Tillotson-Fisher house and finds the skeleton of Richard Tillotson hidden in an antique attic wardrobe. He vanished just after his sister married his business partner in 1929. Jolie sees a link to the Fisher family's Prohibition era business and works with friends Scoobie and Ramona to gather clues from old photo albums and ledgers. The photo albums lead her to Mary Doris Milner, Richard's girlfriend, who has fond memories of him and is certain of who murdered him. But, there was nothing to link her suspect to the murder then, and he's long dead himself. The present day murder of Mary Doris tells Jolie and Scoobie they are on the right track. Did the secret she kept all these years finally kill her? Between running the food pantry at Christmas time and escaping a burning building, Jolie and Scoobie hope to figure out who the modern killer is before someone else gets hurt.
When the Carny Comes to Town (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: The first chapter of "When the Carny Comes to Town" sets the stage for a good time in Ocean Alley with Jolie, Scoobie, Aunt Madge and friends.
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