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Jennie Bentley

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aka Jenna Bennett, Bente Gallagher

Jennie Bentley is the author of the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime, featuring Avery Baker, a textile designer, and Avery's boyfriend Derek Ellis, a handyman, who renovate houses in fictitious Waterfield, Maine.

As Jenna Bennett, she writes the Cutthroat Business mysteries, featuring realtor and Southern Belle Savannah Martin, who stumbles over dead bodies in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as the Soldiers of Fortune science fiction romances from Entangled Publishing, and a variety of other romancey stuff involving the usual hot and handsome heroes: dashing FBI agents, gorgeous Greek gods, and wealthy businessmen.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
Do-It-Yourself Mystery
   1. Fatal Fixer-Upper (2008)
   2. Spackled and Spooked (2009)
   3. Plaster and Poison (2010)
   4. Mortar and Murder (2011)
   5. Flipped Out (2011)
   6. Wall-to-Wall Dead (2012)
   7. Home For the Homicide (2013)
Jennie Bentley recommends
Death by Demo (2023)
(Home Renovation Mystery, book 1)
Callie Carpenter
"Death by Demo is a fun, new entry into the always-popular home renovation subgenre of cozy mysteries. The plot is solid, the characters appealing, and the setting charming. Callie Carpenter has built a strong foundation for a robust series with this clever debut novel."
A Room With a Brew (2017)
(Brewing Trouble Mystery, book 3)
Joyce Tremel
"Unique and charming."
A Killing Notion (2014)
(Magical Dressmaking Mystery, book 5)
Melissa Bourbon
"A seamless blend of mystery, magic, and dressing."

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