Lyrical Press has released the cover for my second Jazzi Zanders mystery. It’s due out April 23, 2019, but I’m always excited to see what kind of a cover they’ve created for me. And this time, I loved it that they featured Cocoa, the chocolate Lab, in a similar pose as George, Ansel’s pug, in book one. Only in this book, Cocoa’s digging up a fairly fresh corpse(: That puts a real downer on the fixer-upper project Jazzi, Jerod, and Ansel are working on. Here’s the cover. I hope you love it as much as I do.
High summer in River Bluffs, Indiana, is always sweltering and sweet. But the heat is really on when a decidedly dead body turns up in the neighborhood.
When established house flippers Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod donate a week’s worth of remodeling work to Jazzi’s sister Olivia, they’re expecting nothing more than back-breaking roofing work and cold beers at the end of each long, hot day. With Jazzi’s live-in boyfriend and partner Ansel on the team, it promises to be a quick break before starting their next big project—until Leo, an elderly neighbor of Olivia’s, unexpectedly goes missing . . .
When the friendly senior’s dog tugs Jazzi and the guys toward the wetlands beyond Olivia’s neighborhood, they stumble across a decomposing corpse—and a lot of questions. With Jazzi’s pal Detective Gaff along to investigate, Jazzi finds her hands full of a whole new mystery instead of the usual hammer and nails. And this time it will take some sophisticated sleuthing to track down the culprit of the deadly crime—before the killer turns on her next . . .
I hope all of you have lots of good things to read, can sneak in a little writing, and enjoy a merry Christmas and happy holidays!