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The bad break. #2 / Jill Orr.

Orr, Jill, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781945551321
  • ISBN: 1945551321
  • ISBN: 1945551208
  • ISBN: 9781945551208
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Altadena, California : Prospect Park Books, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: When a cardiologist is found murdered, new reporter Riley Ellison is assigned not only to write his obituary, but to cover the murder investigation as well, but she soon begins to investigate the crime herself, a situation that puts her in the killer's crosshairs.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1
    Riley Ellison has quit librarianship to work as a small-town reporter in this second in the series (after The Good Byline, 2017). The job suits her, but tell that to her colleague Spencer, who refers to Riley as "the intern" and makes her do boring research for the obituaries of the "pre-dead," alive-and-kicking locals whose obit details have to be kept current, just in case. What Riley thought was busywork, however, turns out to be the basis for exciting journalism when a local doctor is found dead. The road to unmasking the killer isn't smooth personally or professionally for Riley; while finding her way as a new journalist, she endures an old flame reappearing and tiptoes through a new romance she fears is on the rocks. The small-town nature of this mystery, with the requisite fish-bowl local politics, relationships, and grudges, makes it perfect for cozy lovers who want something more modern. Readers will enjoy Riley's humor and determination even when things turn sad. Recommend this after Victoria Gilbert's A Murder for the Books (2017), which also features a librarian turned sleuth. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jill Orr is the author of The Good Byline, the first in the Riley Ellison Mystery series. Orr posts humor essays on her blog, An Exercise in Narcissism, and previously wrote features and a popular parenting column for COMO Living Magazine (formerly Columbia Home). She lives in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband and two children. An active member of Sisters in Crime, Orr serves on the board of the Unbound Book Festival. The Bad Break is her second book.

Subject: Women journalists > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Cardiologists > Crimes against > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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