Ed Lynskey

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Contact Ed at e_lynskey@yahoo.com to receive his books newsletter for reader discounts and updates. He writes three well-received cozy mystery series.

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Sister Sleuths Isabel & Alma Return in Their New Cozy Mystery A BIG DILL!

They're back...just in time for your winter reading pleasure. My sister sleuths Isabel & Alma Trumbo return in a A Big Dill. A couple things of note: my mysteries are now available as paperbacks and offered as ebooks in the Apple iTunes store.

On the same day their beloved beagle Petey Samson runs away from home, they confront their ninth murder mystery. Holly McBride, owner and operator of... Read more of this blog post »
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Heirloom: Isabel & Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery #8 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 18, 2017 07:25AM
Description: For their eighth mystery, Isabel and Alma Trumbo, the retired sister sleuths living in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, undertake solving yet another murder mystery. Uncle Jimbo who runs the town antique shop discovers the dead body of Angelo Conti, the town EMT and firefighter. Sheriff Roscoe Fox launches his investigation while Isabel and Alma don their sleuth hats. The first suspect is Eloise Starr, a schoolteacher whose fourteen-year-old daughter Bunny drowned in the Coronet River, and Angelo was unable to revive on the scene, angering Eloise. The second suspect is Twyla Coolidge, a wealthy socialite who recently moved to town. Isabel and Alma call on their young helper Sammi Jo Garner and their elderly gentlemen friends known as the Three Musketeers for their able assistance. Meantime, Isabel and Alma give Sammi Jo an old cameo broach, a family heirloom with reputed strange magical powers. Heirloom is a clean read and a traditional whodunit set in a charming small town. Join Isabel and Alma when they set off on solving their latest mystery that is as fun and challenging for them as it is for the reader.
FUR THE WIN: Piper & Bill Robins Cozy Mystery #2 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 01, 2016 05:02PM
Description: Piper and Bill Robins, a retired couple, are enjoying their leisure years spent in the tranquil, leafy Washington, D.C. suburb of Beverly Park, Virginia (a fictitious place). They soon find a murdered homeless man in their neighborhood and decide to investigate the murder with the help of Bill’s younger sister Noreen, a retired CPA, and her opinionated, smart tuxedo cat Snoozy Q (who is pictured on the front cover).
The Corpse Wore Gingham: Piper & Bill Robins Cozy Mystery #1 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 13, 2016 05:17PM
Description: Bill Robins takes a phone call from his next-door neighbor's daughter who lives in California to over and check on her mother. Piper, Bill's wife, gets involved and they go over together. The mystery starts from that point.
The Amber Top Hat: An Isabel & Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Series Title (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 05, 2015 09:49AM
Description: The Amber Top Hat is the fourth book in the Isabel & Alma Cozy Mystery Series following The Ladybug Song.
The Blue Cheer: A P.I. Frank Johnson Mystery #3 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 23, 2015 10:35AM
Description: Private investigator Frank Johnson has moved to his mountain cabin in West Virginia seeking some peace and quiet when a loud jarring noise disturbs his evening. He phones his closest neighbor and friend Old Man Maddox to ask if he heard anything strange. Frank's rough adventure unfolds from that point.
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“She craved a tall glass of the fresh-squeezed lemonade from the pitcher she’d left chilling in the fridge. Two glasses served with a generous slice of pound cake with orange glaze icing sounded twice as nice.”
Ed Lynskey, Fur the Win

“Quote taken from Chapter 1:

"The police should be in it, not us. We’re out of here.” Bill did an about-face to retrace their route to the door.

Piper whipped out a hand and snagged him by the shirttail. Her tone returned to crisp and decisive. “Slow down, Roadrunner. I’m not ready to leave. We’ve got work to do.”

Incredulous, he stared gape-mouthed at her. “You'd better explain,” he said.

She wiggled her nose. “I’m growing nosier by the second about the circumstances surrounding Anna’s murder.”
Ed Lynskey, The Corpse Wore Gingham

“Quote is taken from Chapter 1:

A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died, they’d moved in together and merged their possessions. Neither sister brought any fussy teapots, canaries, sachets, or doilies, but lots of other stuff had to either stay or go. Looking at the lime green armchair gave Alma the willies. Her suggestion to slipcover it in a more subdued color had garnered Isabel’s frosty stare, and Alma had dropped the matter.”
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

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message 67: by Ed

Ed Teisha wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Ed! It looks like my library has purchased one of your titles, so I'll have to ILL the others. I look forward to reading the books. =)"Thank you for the friend add and your nice message, Teisha. I hope you enjoy reading my book your library has. Let me know how it goes. Thanks again!


message 66: by Teisha

Teisha Thank you for the friend request, Ed! It looks like my library has purchased one of your titles, so I'll have to ILL the others. I look forward to reading the books. =)


message 65: by Ed

Ed The Corpse Wore Gingham (The Piper & Bill Robins Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Ed Lynskey The first title The Corpse Wore Gingham in my new cozy mystery series picked up its first Goodreads review. Thanks, Marti! Take a look if you fancy the cozy mystery reads.


message 64: by John

John Kues Ed - I enjoy a lot of the same authors as you do, and wanted to suggest Reed Farrel Coleman. I really like his books.


message 63: by Ed

Ed test


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Ed Nancy wrote: "Hey Ed,
I finally saw the new movie with Tom Cruise as Reacher. I liked it OK, but Cruise is no Reacher!"


I saw a clip of a scene on TV, and I have to agree with you.


message 61: by Nancy

Nancy Hey Ed,
I finally saw the new movie with Tom Cruise as Reacher. I liked it OK, but Cruise is no Reacher!


message 60: by Ed

Ed Alex wrote: "Hi Ed,

This Alex, I jsut became a friend of yours today. I am wondering if your books are either in electronic format or audio. I say this because I am visually imapired, and I read the descript..."


Hi Alex,

About your message concerning any of my novels available as audio books. My latest crime novel Blood Diamonds is now an audio book. This is the link:
http://is.gd/if3xXv

Thanks for asking!

Ed Lynskey


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Ed Melissa wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Ed. I've requested The Blue Cheer from the ILL department at my work & I look forward to reading it."

Thank you, Melissa. I hope you find it an enjoyable crime fiction read.


message 58: by Melissa

Melissa Thank you for the friend request, Ed. I've requested The Blue Cheer from the ILL department at my work & I look forward to reading it.


message 57: by Ed

Ed Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Thank you for the friend invite. Sorry if I didn't respond. Have a great weekend!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 55: by Ed

Ed Angel wrote: "Thaks for the friend request. I'm looking forward to buying and reading your books. I need to get my currently reading list down plus I'm working on my first novel."

Thank you!


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Ed Krysten wrote: "Hi Ed, I'll definitely check out your book! Thanks for the request. :)"

Thank you!


message 53: by Krysten

Krysten Hi Ed, I'll definitely check out your book! Thanks for the request. :)


message 52: by Diane

Diane Hi, Ed--I missed your book release celebration. I've been busy writing--just poetry, but it takes up a lot of my time. I'm trying to get a book put together, which is harder than I thought it would be since I have poems that I've written ranging from 1985 to this week. The hardest part is deciding which ones are worth publishing and which ones should be chucked.

Also, I'm helping to plan a big poetry reading in conjunction with the Kansas sesquicentennial. There aren't enough hours in the day.


message 51: by Joe

Joe Young Hi Ed, Thanks for asking to be my friend. I was amazed that we have 80% of our books in common. I look forward to buying and reading "Lake Charles", the book your recommended. Might I ask; How did you find me? Hope to share some reviews with you.

Best, Joe


message 50: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Ed. I'm looking forward to reading "Quiet Anchorage". It's on my wish-list.


message 49: by Erin

Erin Jamison Ed,

Thanks for the friendship.


message 48: by Fran

Fran Friel Many thanks, Ed! Lovely to see you here.

Best,
Fran


message 47: by Gerald

Gerald Griffin Ed, thank you for accepting me as a friend. Hope your holoday season was a pleasant one. Though the holidays are now passed, may I ask you for a belated Christmas gift: would you please visit my website, www.authorgeraldgriffin.com, and sign my Guest Book. It would be a special gift to see you there! A nice remembrance.

Gerald


message 46: by Jan

Jan Wow, I'd nearly forgotten the DetecToday chats! It seems like those were SO long ago. They were a lot of fun, though. I'm not too active there nowadays, although I did pop in recently to see if anyone knew whatever became of Stephen Greenleaf.


message 45: by Dana

Dana I hope this message finds you and your world well. - Dana


message 44: by Ed

Ed Alex wrote: "Hi Ed,

This Alex, I jsut became a friend of yours today. I am wondering if your books are either in electronic format or audio. I say this because I am visually imapired, and I read the descri..."


Alex wrote: "Hi Ed,

This Alex, I jsut became a friend of yours today. I am wondering if your books are either in electronic format or audio. I say this because I am visually imapired, and I read the descri..."


Hi Alex,

I'm not sure what you mean by electronic format. The Dirt-Brown Derby, Pelham Fell Here, and Out of Town For a Few Days are all available as e-books. None of my books right now are out in audio. Thanks for asking.

Ed


message 43: by Alex

Alex Hi Ed,

This Alex, I jsut became a friend of yours today. I am wondering if your books are either in electronic format or audio. I say this because I am visually imapired, and I read the description of your frist book and it sounds interesting. i would like to read it.

Yours truly,
Alex Diaz
Ed wrote: "I write the Private Investigator Frank Johnson mystery series. The books are on Good Reads with their descriptions. Thanks for asking."




message 42: by Valerie

Valerie Hi...thanks for the friend request ~ nice to "meet" you! I'm looking forward to reading your books ~ I'm always up for a new mystery series to dig into!


message 41: by Saxon

Saxon Henry Hi Ed: is there a web site or blog you'd like me to list on my blog? http://theroadtopromise.blogspot.com


message 40: by Ed

Ed I write the Private Investigator Frank Johnson mystery series. The books are on Good Reads with their descriptions. Thanks for asking.


Charlotte What is the book series that you write about?


Elizabeth Hi Ed,
A Belated Happy new year to you!


message 37: by Krista

Krista Hi Ed, Thanks for the add!


message 36: by Ed

Ed Cora wrote: "Thank you for the invite. I will certainly have to check out your writing. I am a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers, I'm sure that I'll be reading some of your books in the near future."

Thank you for the friend add, Cora, and sharing your reading list. I just finished Double Indemnity and loved it. Please consider flagging my books as To Be Read, if you do that. Have a great Sunday.


message 35: by Cora

Cora Thank you for the invite. I will certainly have to check out your writing. I am a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers, I'm sure that I'll be reading some of your books in the near future.


message 34: by Alta

Alta Thank you for the friend invite! Give me some time, and I'm sure some of your books will be showing up on my list :D


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Barry Thanks for the friend invite. I need to check out your page. Check out my blog and tell me what you think. http://livingwithdialaysis.blogspot.com/


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Noran Miss Pumkin Thanks for the invite--will have to check your writing when i am feeling better-dwon with bronchtis for the week or more! :( Your lists look good--see you too are lloking forward to Zombie CSI! :) I do want to look that one over in store first! Been doing a lot of manga this year--but some adult titles do go on your direction somewhat these days. thank you again1 will check out your writings soon--promise!


Jennifer Chase Hi Ed,

Your P.I. Frank Johnson series sounds great. I can't wait to read!

--Jennifer


message 30: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hin Ed,
Thanks for the friendship.
Always great to meet another thriller writer and proud to be your new buddy on Goodreads.
Roger


message 29: by Bridget

Bridget Thanks, you too:)


message 28: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2009 03:34AM)

Stephanie there certaintly was a movie :)
the book, and movie happen to be two of my very favorites
and imo, actually did each other justice, doesnt happen often with books made into movies

I found a few to add to my list thru yours :)
thank you


message 27: by Bonnie

Bonnie "Books,like friends,should be few and well chosen."
-SAmuel Paterson


message 26: by Ed

Ed Way cool, Nikki! Thank you for writing and for checking into The Blue Cheer at your library. I hope it's a good read for you. Please let me know.

Ed


message 25: by Nikki

Nikki Dolson I thought I recognized your name! I'm waiting for Blue Cheer to come in from the library. Can't wait to read it. Happy sunday to you too.


message 24: by Mary

Mary Hey Ed!
Thanks for the friend request, I was a bit lonely!!
This site is magnificent and I am trying to sort out what books I want to read.
I will certainly take a look at your books too. They sound really interesting!

Mary


message 23: by Bonnie

Bonnie God's Gift
Little baby on the hay,
soon there'll be another day
when nails shall pierce Your hands
and feet as You provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne,
we lift our praise to You alone-
for You're the gift that we receive
the moment that our hearts believe.
-Roy Lessin

This Christmas,as you consider all the awesome things that have come to you through Jesus,God's perfect gift,remember that it is but a taste of all the goods things that are yet to come.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
love,bonnie


message 22: by Anne (last edited Dec 15, 2008 04:20PM)

Anne Hello Fellow Virginian!
Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. Hope your week is off to a good start....


message 21: by Jack

Jack Enjoy the Black Dahlia Ed. It's hauntingly disturbing, but it's also probably my favorite crime novel.


message 20: by Kelly

Kelly Hey Ed! Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed reading The Black Dahlia, and I hope you'll enjoy it too.


message 18: by Scott

Scott Thanks for the add!!!

Most of my reading material is good. I have pretty diverse interests so I can get into reading just about anything. Lately, it seems I have not had the time I would like to sit down and get into a good book. Hopefully that will change here soon.



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