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Jenn McKinlay

(Jennifer McKinlay)
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aka Josie Belle, Lucy Lawrence, Jennifer McKinlay

Lucy Lawrence (a pseudonym for Jenn McKinlay) took her first decoupage class when she was twelve years old. Since then, cutting and pasting have become a way of life. With two small children at home, she finds decoupage a fun craft as well as a very handy tool, especially when used to cover up doodles made in permanent marker on otherwise lovely furniture. And yes, they know her by name at her local Michael's Craft Store. She is the author of three previous novels under the name Jennifer McKinlay and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her musician husband Chris, their two sons, two cats, one dog and one fish.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense

   Keeping Up Appearances (2005) (as by Jennifer McKinlay)
   To Catch a Latte (2018)
   Paris is Always a Good Idea (2020)
   Wait For It (2021)
   Perk Avenue / To Catch a Latte (2002) (with Patricia Knoll (as by Jennifer McKinlay) )
   A Real Work of Art / Thick As Thieves (2003) (with Samantha Connolly (as by Jennifer McKinlay) )
Jenn McKinlay recommends
An Appetite for Murder (2012)
(Key West Food Critic Mystery, book 1)
Lucy Burdette
"Hayley Snow is one of my favorite amateur sleuths. She's clever and quick witted and takes readers on a twisty turny journey to solve a well crafted and sharply plotted mystery."
If Fried Chicken Could Fly (2012)
(Country Cooking School Mystery, book 1)
Paige Shelton
"Funny, tasty... Fry me up another!"
Pies and Prejudice (2012)
(Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, book 1)
Ellery Adams
"First in a delicious, delightful, and deadly new series."
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (2012)
(Magical Bakery Mystery, book 2)
Bailey Cates
"Katie is a charming amateur sleuth."
Final Sentence (2013)
(Cookbook Nook Mystery, book 1)
Daryl Wood Gerber
"There's a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With abodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooksto die for, Daryl Wood Gerber's Final Sentence was a page-turning puzzler of amystery that I could not put down."
Pall in the Family (2013)
(Family Fortune Mystery, book 1)
Dawn Eastman
"A tightly plotted, character driven triumph of a mystery...This novel sparkles with charmingly peculiar characters and a fascinating heroine."
Stealing the Moon & Stars (2014)
(Jordan Welsh & Eddie Marino, book 1)
Sally J Smith and Jean Steffens
"The best mystery solving duo since Nick and Nora."
Bloom and Doom (2014)
(Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery, book 1)
Beverly Allen
"Captivated my attention from the very first page."
Murder at Honeychurch Hall (2014)
(Honeychurch Hall, book 1)
Hannah Dennison
"Kat Stanford and her mother exchange laugh out loud one-liners and make a delightful duo as they solve a multi-layered mystery that kept surprising me right up until the end. Fantastic!"
Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates (2014)
(Chocolate Covered Mystery, book 1)
Kathy Aarons
"Any lover of chocolate and books will find this story the perfect combination of savory, sweet, and deadly."
The Wedding Soup Murder (2014)
(Italian Kitchen Mystery, book 2)
Rosie Genova
"Colorful characters...a fabulous Jersey setting."
Off Kilter (2014)
(Scottish Highlands Mystery, book 1)
Hannah Reed
"Reed writes an engaging tale full of belly laughs and white-knuckle moments."
A High-End Finish (2014)
(Fixer-Upper Mystery, book 1)
Kate Carlisle
"Clever wit and complex plotting...immensely satisfying."
Death Under Glass (2015)
(Stained Glass Mystery, book 2)
Jennifer McAndrews
"Georgia Kelly is an adorable heroine."
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (2016)
(Year Round Christmas Mystery, book 2)
Vicki Delany
"Merry Wilkinson is feisty and fun."
Roux the Day (2017)
(Dinner Club Mystery, book 2)
Linda Wiken
"When has a winning recipe with spunky heroine J.J. Tanner and the Culinary Capers dinner club."
A Frying Shame (2017)
(Deep Fried Mystery, book 3)
Linda Reilly
"Reilly cooks up a perfect recipe of murder and mayhem."
Murder with a Cherry on Top (2018)
(Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery, book 1)
Cynthia Baxter
"Decadent, deadly, and delightful! Murder with a Cherry on Top is a charmer of a cozy mystery. A delicious read that left me hungry for more."
Fiction Can Be Murder (2018)
(Mystery Writer's Mystery, book 1)
Becky Clark
"Charlee Russo is my new favorite amateur sleuth! Wickedly witty author Charlee takes us along on her wild ride to prove her innocence in the murder of her literary agent, a murder based on the plot of onevof her own books! Giving readers an inside look at the writer's life, Becky Clark pens a funny, clever page turner of a mystery and I can't wait for the next one in this terrific new series!"
Better Off Read (2018)
(Bookmobile Mystery, book 1)
Nora Page
"Outstanding...A page-turning whodunit."
In Cold Chocolate (2018)
(Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery, book 3)
Dorothy St James
"A delicious concoction of murder and mayhem."
Trouble On the Books (2019)
(Castle Bookshop Mystery, book 1)
Essie Lang
"A captivating setting and a murder steeped in historical significance…I thoroughly enjoyed this debut mystery in what is sure to become a favorite series among book lovers."
The Bodies in the Library (2019)
(First Edition Library Mystery, book 1)
Marty Wingate
"A book lover's delight! Marty Wingate has crafted a perfect cozy mystery! Set in Bath, England, everything is at stake for the intrepid amateur sleuth, Hayley Burke, as she must solve the mystery of who murdered a member of an Agatha Christie fan fiction writing club before the book is closed on her new career as curator to the exquisite library of the First Edition Society. Engaging, suspenseful, and smart! I thoroughly enjoyed The Bodies in the Library."
Lady Takes the Case (2019)
(Manor Cat Mystery, book 1)
Eliza Casey
"An absolute delight! I was immediately smitten with Danby Hall and Lady Cecilia and, of course, her investigating sidekick Jack the cat. Eliza Casey has penned a truly clever mystery, rich with engaging characters and robust with historical details. I can't wait for a return visit."
Walk Me Home (2020)
(Silverlake Ranch, book 1)
Liza Kendall
"Funny, Tender, and full of heart..I can't wait to visit Silverlake Ranch again!."
A Deadly Inside Scoop (2020)
(Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, book 1)
Abby Collette
"Fun! Fresh! Fabulous! Abby Collette has crafted a delicious addition to the cozy mystery world with her superbly written A Deadly Inside Scoop. Delightful characters and a puzzler of a plot kept me turning pages until the very end. I can't wait for my next visit to the Crewse Creamery for another decadent taste."
Real Men Knit (2020)
(Real Men Knit, book 1)
Kwana Jackson
"With love and laughter, Kwana Jackson's contemporary romance Real Men Knit captured my imagination and held it from the very first page. As an avid knitter, I related to this story on so many levels but even without that connection, the romance between Jesse and Kerry, hit me in all the feels. I loved this book!"
Very Sincerely Yours (2021)
Kerry Winfrey
"Kerry Winfrey charms again in the delightful romantic comedy Very Sincerely Yours. With a slow burn romance full of pitch perfect prose and brainy banter, it is impossible not to be swept up in the story of Theodora and Everett as they navigate love and life, desperately seeking the way to their happily ever after."

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