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Hidden Body - A Jo Durbin Prequel


"A  short mystery featuring two mature sisters who like to solve  mysteries. I liked the short, snappy dialogue between the sisters. .  ."   Amazon  review

". . .Mysterious persons encountered. . . Entertaining unraveling of the mystery. njoyable afternoon reading.   Nook review

Jo  Durbin and her sister Sylvie visit a home for sale. When a black cat  crosses their path, is it bad luck? Or, does the black cat lead to  solving a crime?

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Yesterday's Body - Book 1

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"You project just the tone and attitude I love to read."  Chris Roerden, Author of the Agatha, Award-winning Don't Murder Your Mystery.

"The char­ac­ters’ var­ied back­grounds blend into a story you won’t want to put down until you find out who the killer is."  ​Amazon review. 

In YESTERDAY'S BODY  Jo Durbin knows one down-side of acting the homeless bag lady. The  police will never suspect one of those beautiful people she works with.  Nor will they believe that Jo just happened to find the very dead  Francine.

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Forgotten Body - Jo Durbin Mystery Book 2

"Jo  manages to solve a crime at the same time she's pushing someone's buttons."  Amazon review

First, the novel was a nice blend of present day and history. I enjoyed reading about the War of 1812 (oh yeah THAT war) and about the re-enactments. I had no idea. A Reader

The reenactment of the War of 1812 should be a piece of cake. Plenty of action, faux dead bodies, pretend battles, a weeping widow—all fodder for Jo's pen. Except—there's a real body, forgotten in the grass.

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Death of a Hot Chick - A Cyd Denlinger Mystery

"WOW!  Great read. Love Cyd. Love the world Norma created for this mystery on  the Chesapeake. Could NOT solve the mystery. BRAVA Norma." Goodreads 5 star review

"I just downloaded the Kindle version of Death of a Hot Chick, and I've already read the first very well-written chapter! Good job, Norma!" Chris Roerden, author of Agatha winning DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY

A young widow trying to survive, a ghost with an agenda, and the boat they share.
"Find my killer!" the ghost demands. In exchange, Cyd will own the boat Snapdragon. Easy for a ghost to offer something she can't use. Not so easy to solve a murder with too much help from family and friends. Not too safe either, especially when Cyd wonders: was the killer's target his victim, or her boat. 

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A Jo Durbin Mystery Series - Three-book volume

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Jo Durbin, frustrated business writer, cat believer, and accidental amateur sleuth wants to up her game—parlaying temporary lifestyle into a bestseller. She tries real estate promotion, the baglady life, and reenacting an 1813 woman at war. But the byline she scores, instead of “a killer caught,” might be “DOA.”

This collection includes the complete series: Hidden Body, a prequel novelette, Yesterday’s Body, Book 1, and Forgotten Body, Book 2. Jo is helped, or hindered, by her sister, by Mel who wants to be more than a friend, and other characters, not the least of which are the police who seem to always be on her case.

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