GROUND TO A HALT EIGHTH IN THE JOLIE GENTIL COZY MYSTERY SERIES
When Jolie Gentil tries to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. Who would hurt him? And does a potential killer think Jolie saw him? The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie and a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share. And is someone paying too much attention to Iraqi war vet Max, whose injuries make it hard for him to look after himself?
Jolie wants to figure out how to stay safe, maybe to stay alive. She also wants her budding romance with Scoobie to stay on track, but Scoobie firmly believes in leaving investigations to the police. Which one will give in, or will Jolie's need to know mean the end of a solid friendship and a chance for more?
Praise for the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series As a librarian, I'll recommend this series to readers who want a good story without too much gore or sex...the right mix of humor, mystery and just a light touch of romance. Carolyn Branch, Amazon, July 3, 2013
Engaging Mysteries Minus the "Yuck" Factor. I may be a wimp who doesn't like my reading all mucked up with gore and guts, but I also like characters who are more grown up and engaged with real life C. Nisaragi, Amazon, July 17, 2013