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South Carolina author: TIME OF DEATH, suspense with a hint of romance. COLD COMFORT, romantic suspense. HAUNTING REFRAIN, suspense with a little romance; THE PEEPER, with Jim Christopher, suspense. Ellis's novels contain adult language and situations.
3 short stories, TEA IN THE AFTERNOON, Southern fiction.
Some favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, Prince of Tides, Tarzan of the Apes, Anne of Green Gables, The Lord of the Rings, Beach Music--those are on my shelf of favorites. So many books, so little time!

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Alex, the artist. After a tree falls on her
house, she joins her aunt on an unspoiled island, but something wakens her
family psychic streak. She draws eerily accurate scenes of violence, but she
knows nothing about them.

Connor, the prosecutor. He’s building a case
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Average rating: 3.92 · 355 ratings · 96 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Cold Comfort
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Haunting Refrain
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Time of Death
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Tea in the Afternoon
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011
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Prime Target
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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25 Years in the Rearview Mi...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Peeper
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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“Bad decisions make good stories.
--from an Internet list.”
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

“Why do we write?
"To make suffering endurable
To make evil intelligible
To make justice desirable
and . . . to make love possible”
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message 2: by Betsy (last edited Apr 30, 2012 12:45PM)

Betsy Hi Ellis,
I'm not sure if you'll get my reccommendation or not for - I Went To Harvard For This ? - or not. It deals with cooking and although its' not a cozy mystery by a long shot,it is absolutely the funniest time-travel story I've ever read. The heroine goes back to the 50's after blowing up a tinfoil fast food dinner in her micro-wave. This accident occurs after losing her job for coming up with the slogan:"The Best Your Mother Ever Faked." for a new line of Swanson type dinners. If you were raised in the 50's or 60's you'll relate to every hysterical quip.

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Beth Hi Ellis,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!

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