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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 also 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 edit
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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)
Nancy Lynn Jarvis Harriet Vance and Lord Peter Whimsey come to.mind. She's a mystery writer, after all, unconventional, and they make a great elegant couple who work we…moreHarriet Vance and Lord Peter Whimsey come to.mind. She's a mystery writer, after all, unconventional, and they make a great elegant couple who work well and equally together. It doesn't hurt that I love old British mysteries or had a cat named Whimsey.(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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Steamy, philosophical, and highly entertaining, but don't start reading at night unless you plan on staying up to finish it because you won't be able to put it down. ...more
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"Excellent start to the series. Wonderful, smart characters, excellent mystery. Great deductive thinking. Had me guessing with all the suspects. Loved the BF sidekick and how willing she is to help. Love the developing relationship with Tim. Dot the d" Read more of this review »
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I loved the main character, Pat. She is bright and methodical in her thinking, but still listens to her instincts. Great Series Beginning. Looking forward to more PIP Inc. ! Highly Recommended."
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"PIP Inc. is born!

Author Nancy Lynn Jarvis turns a sunny yellow outlook on the world with her new series, The PIP Inc. Mysteries. Her heroine Pat drives a yellow sports car, carries a leopard patterned briefcase and can kick up a ruckus with the best " Read more of this review »
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" Although Regan's husband Tom in my Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series blue eyes were my husbands, the character was not, but when my husband d ...more "
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I loved this book. The characters are interesting, although their interconnections seemed a bit overdone.
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“Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?”
Beatles, Paperback Writer

“Your house, Regan, your murder.
from Buying Murder”
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“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
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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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