The Bad Break
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
“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.