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The Bad Break

(2018)
(The second book in the Riley Ellison Mystery series)
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“The laughs keep coming” in this mystery novel as a small-town Virginia obituary writer looks into the life—and suspicious death—of her latest subject (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Riley Ellison thought she was making a bold move when she left her job at the Tuttle Corner Library for the exciting world of print journalism. Except it hasn’t been all that exciting so far. As the Tuttle Times’ new obituary writer, her career prospects seem deader than ever. But all that changes when Riley’s former co-worker Tabitha finds her soon-to-be father-in-law dead on his office floor. Now Riley has plenty of questions to answer if she wants to give this obit the attention it deserves—especially with Tabitha’s fiancé suspected of the murder.
 
With mounting pressure from her boss, the mayor, and a bridezilla facing a conjugal-visit honeymoon, Riley is desperate to prove she can handle the increasing demands of her new job. Despite warnings from her new boyfriend Jay, and the distracting return of her long-time ex and his impossibly hot new girlfriend, Riley blurs the line between reporter and investigator. But as she starts to uncover some of Tuttle’s most dangerous secrets, she may wind up with more than a byline on the obit page.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Here comes Riley Ellison, the journalist-slash-hero we need right now. She solves murders! She writes obits! I loved this fresh page-turner?it’s fun, funny, and moves like lightning. Jill Orr has created a complex plot and complex contemporary characters that make murder quite delightful. Can't wait for the next in the series." - Lian Dolan

"The best humorous mystery writer around, with a voice all her own." - Laura McHugh

"Deft at imbuing her pop-off-the-page characters with both humor and heart, Jill Orr also spins a gem of a twisty mystery that will leave readers breathless as they chase a huge (and dangerous) headline with Tuttle Corner’s sassy, scrappy new star reporter, Riley Ellison. Utterly delightful - don’t miss this one, y'all!" - LynDee Walker


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Used availability for Jill Orr's The Bad Break

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bad Break: A Riley Ellison Mystery (Riley Ellison Mysteries (2))
Author(s): Jill Orr
ISBN: 1-945551-32-1 / 978-1-945551-32-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bad Break: A Riley Ellison Mystery (Riley Ellison Mysteries (2))
Author(s): Jill Orr
ISBN: 1-945551-20-8 / 978-1-945551-20-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Break (The Riley Ellison Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Jill Orr
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU