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A Literal Mess

(2018)
(The first book in the Allie Cobb Mystery series)
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The first book in a new series featuring Allie Cobb brings the New York literary agent back to her Hoosier home town where a mysterious death keeps everyone on spoiler alert . . . Allie Cobb left home for the literary circles of Manhattan to make her name out from under the shadow of her legendary father. Now his death brings her and her rescue cat Ursula back to the southern Indiana town of Rushing Creek, population: 3,216. But a tragic new chapter hits the presses when the body of her father's hard-drinking, #1 bestselling client is found under the historic town bridge. The local police suspect foul play and their prime candidate for murder is the author's daughter - Allie's longtime friend. Determined to clear her bestie, Allie goes into fact-checking amateur detective mode while trying to ignore the usual rumormongers. Those with means, motive, and opportunity include the vic's ex-wife, his rejected girlfriend, the mayor, and a rival agent trying to mooch clients. With a rugged genealogist distracting her and the imminent Fall Festival about to send tourists descending on their once-peaceful hamlet, Allie needs to stay alive long enough to get a read on a killer ready to close the book on a new victim: Allie . . .

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Literal Mess (An Allie Cobb Mystery)
Author(s): J C Kenney
ISBN: 1-5161-0859-0 / 978-1-5161-0859-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Literal Mess (An Allie Cobb Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): J C Kenney
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU