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Lauren Elliott



Lauren Elliott grew up devouring the entire Nancy Drew series and then graduated to Victoria Holt, Agatha Christie, Barbara Erskine, Lynn Kurland, and Michael Crichton to name a few of her favorite authors. When it came time for post-secondary education, journalism seemed like the logical choice as she had written for as long as she could remember. Soon after graduation, while working for a small publication, she discovered that reporting wasn’t what fueled her writing passions.  As someone with an additionally strong background in professional theater who had the love of storytelling and captivating and holding an audience, her fiction-writing career began to take center stage.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery
 
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Murder in an Italian Village (2023)
(Bria Bartolucci Mystery, book 1)
Michael Falco
"Murder in an Italian Village combines a smart and fiercely independent heroine possessing strong family values with a murder that takes place a little too close to home. Thanks to the spectacularly visually descriptive narrative, this is a delightful portrayal of Italian village life along with a hint of romance. Readers will soon find themselves longing to live in Positano Italy--dead bodies and all."
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Murder Most Pemberley (2021)
(Eliza Darcy Mysteries, book 1)
Jessica Berg
"Jessica Berg's well-crafted debut cozy mystery, Murder Most Pemberley, is a refreshingly delightful bridge between Jane Austen's most-loved Regency Era tale and a contemporary murder mystery featuring a wonderfully witty amateur sleuth. It didn't take me long to fall absolutely in love with Eliza Darcy, the sassy, very American crime-solving heroine and her colorful posse of extremely British sidekicks. The combination of the vivid descriptions of the English countryside and the hilarious moments of how foreign many British colloquialisms are to the American ear kept me well entertained and turning pages late into the night as the story was a pure delight from beginning to end-- A must-read for cozy mystery fans and those who love all things Jane Austen."
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To Kill a Mocking Girl (2020)
(Bookbinding Mystery, book 1)
Harper Kincaid
"If you’re a fan of fast-paced contemporary cozies with a spunky heroine, a little sass and a whole lot of humor—then you’ll love Harper Kincaid’s debut novel...A most surprising and satisfying conclusion."

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