Nancy Lynn Jarvis

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Nancy is a happily former Realtor. 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.
He has had a go at editing. "Cozy Food" which has caused her to think that cozy writers are the nicest people out there has recipes from 128 cozy mystery writers. "Santa Cruz Weird" is her most recent editing adv
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Nancy Lynn Jarvis I live in the country overlooking the Monterey Bay just like my protagonist Regan McHenry does. Periodically the neighbor who lives below me has brigh…moreI live in the country overlooking the Monterey Bay just like my protagonist Regan McHenry does. Periodically the neighbor who lives below me has bright lights on his mostly vacant property in the wee hours of the morning. I'm so curious about them. I wrote "A Neighborly Killing" as a story that solves the mystery of his lights...of course if I'm right and he finds out, I'm in big trouble.(less)
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Dave Everett, my favorite small town cop

This article originally appeared in Mystery Readers Journal: Small Town Cops II (volume 32, No 4)

I write cozy style mysteries with a Realtor protagonist named Regan McHenry. She comes across the occasional body selling houses — she and her husband even bought a house with a partially mummified body in it — and she has friends and clients who sometimes find themselves in a mess. She’s a bit of a Read more of this blog post »
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Spellbinding is the right word for the second installment in the Blood and Chaos series. Nicole Sallak Anderson's mastery of detail creates a living world. You don't have to be an Egyptologist to love this book.
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Sandra Nancy, I'm truly enjoying your book, "The Widow's Walk League" and hope to finish reading it soon.

Sandra


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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.
Nancy


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Beth Hi Nancy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!


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