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Ground to a Halt

(A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery #8)

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When Jolie Gentil tries to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. Who would hurt him? And does a potential killer think Jolie saw him? The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Har ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published December 27th 2014 by Lifelong Dreams (first published December 26th 2014)
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Jeanie Jackson
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-amateur
Love it. The writing is excellent. The plot is intriguing and the charcters are delightful; they matter!

When Jolie sees someone she knows shot, her life becomes crazy. It appears that a bank robber thinks that she knows something about missing money. She has no clue why he or she would think that but it has put her life in danger. Scoobie once again is not pleased with some of the decisions she makes. I love that their relationship is moving forward.
Kathy
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 8 in a series that is enjoyable but unique in the cozy genre. The main character is always getting involved in investigations when all of her friends, family and the police are telling her to butt out. She stubbornly continues doing things she should leave to the police and continually puts herself at risk. To me this book was painfully uncomfortable due to her persistence in snooping. She is trying the patience of her friends and family.

However, having said all that, I enjoy the s
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Kathleen
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ground to a Halt

This is a great mystery! It is about a nosey real estate agent in a small New Jersey beach town. She has a pet skunk and a cat. The town's people are helpful and caring,well...most of them. There are several attempted murders and an old robbery to solve. I recommend this book as a highly entertaining cozy mystery. Hard to put it down.
Diane Rapp
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Victim or crook?

Jolie is a witness to a shooting and can't help but investigate. Of course she also must help run the coffee shop owned by the victim. This is a complicated mystery, involving a cold case robbery in another state. Is the victim really a crook? Be sure to read this one.
Ellen White
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jolie needing coffee, the owner gone, to seeing him later, and a gun fired. Puzzle of what Joe whispered to her, she can’t let it go. Soon, she is involved, and finding unsavory characters from Joe’s past. Mayhem and murder once again for Jolie, another good reading, by the author.
Laurel
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very busy

I honestly did not enjoy this book. It seemed like someone snipped bits and pieces from many awful manuscripts and then this book was born.
Betty
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
It is fun read when visited Jolie and her friends. I have been reading out order and have no trouble understanding the story as there is enough background in each book. JOLIE needing coffee stops by Java Jolt and finds it empty with back door open. Later she sees Joe on the,street and there are a couple of pings. When Jolie stands Joe is on the ground as he has been shot. Not heeding the advice of all she becomes involved. She manages to put herself and friends in danger before she through. The ...more
Pat
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful book in the Jolie Gentil series! This one finds Jolie trying to help her friend Joe Regan, from Java Jolt who has some unsavory characters from his past show up in Ocean Alley and cause trouble. Joe ends up in the hospital and Jolie, against everyone's wishes just can't leave it alone.

The storyline moves along very quickly and really keeps the reader absorbed. I love, love, love this series and really hope there are many more in the future.
Glenda
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this series.
Joy
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another journey into the mind of Elaine Orr. Love love love this series!
Karen
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner! Once again, Jolie pushes her luck and embroils her friends, family, boyfriend and the local police. Excellent plot.
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Also published as Elaine L. Orr
Elaine Orr writes fiction and nonfiction. The three-book River's Edge cozy mystery series (from Annie Acorn Publishing) debuted in November 2015. "Demise of a Devious Neighbor" appeared in fall 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards.

Elaine introduced the Jolie Gentil series in 2011 and many of the eleven books hit bests
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