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I write contemporary sweet romances and cozy mysteries. I live in a small town in Washington State, near Seattle. I love to write about small coastal towns, although those that I write about are figments of my imagination. 

I used to be a tax accountant, but realized that writing romantic stories about people falling in love or making my amateur sleuths discover secrets about their suspects was way more fun than depreciating assets. 

There's never a dull moment in my household, with a tech geek husband, two small boys that keep me on my toes, two cranky cats, and a mischievous house rabbit. Tidbits of my everyday life have a tendency to find their way into my fiction, so watch out! :)

If you'd like to find out more about me and my books, please visit my website, http://nicoleellisauthor.com 


 

Brownie Points for Murder: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #1 Brownie Points for Murder: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #1 kindle unlimited logo $0.99 to buy

 

A plate of bribery brownies. What could go wrong?

Suburban mom Jill Andrews isn’t sure going back to her old career in marketing is the right move with two young kids and a husband who’s traveling more than he’s home. When her in-laws ask her to help out at the family business, the Boathouse Event Center, it seems like the perfect opportunity to test out a new role. 

Even better—one of her first clients as an event coordinator wants her to work for him in a part-time marketing job.

Unfortunately, he’s the builder of the most unpopular construction project in Ericksville—a seven-story condominium that will tower over everything else in the small town on Puget Sound. With some misgivings, she accepts the offer.

Before she can start her new job, the condos are torched by an arsonist and she finds the body of her crotchety old neighbor Samuel Westen on the beach. Shaken by these events, Jill isn’t sure what to do. 

Everything changes when news footage appears of her pregnant sister-in-law Desi Torres throwing a pen at Westen in a town hall meeting because he refused to renew the lease on her café. When the police find a plate of Desi’s famous brownies in his house, Desi is catapulted to the top of the suspect list.

When the stressful situation lands Desi in the hospital with pregnancy complications, Jill must navigate her own mom-life crisis, sift through a tangled web of secrets and lies, and discover the identity of the real killer before it’s too late.

 


Death to the Highest Bidder: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #2 Death to the Highest Bidder: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #2  kindle unlimited logo $2.99 to buy

 

A preschool auction can lead to murder.

At least that’s how Jill Andrews feels. After volunteering to coordinate her son’s preschool auction at the Boathouse Event Center, she’s about to kill her nemesis Nancy Davenport, the Queen Bee of Busy Bees Preschool. Nancy’s micromanagement of the event is making Jill crazy, but it isn’t Nancy who turns up dead.

Local coffee roaster Louis Mahoney is supposed to have a basket to donate to the auction, but when Jill arrives to pick it up, all she finds in his office is his body lying on the floor. When Jill’s friend Brenda is suspected of his murder, Jill vows to find the real killer before Brenda loses custody of her twin preschool girls and worse – goes to jail for a crime she didn’t commit.

With constant pressure from Nancy and parts of her personal life crumbling around her, how can Jill make good on her promise to help Brenda? 


A Deadly Pair O'Docks: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #3 A Deadly Pair O'Docks: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #3 kindle unlimited logo $2.99 to buy

 

Plans for a fairy-tale wedding. A dead body. So much for happily wedded bliss.

Less than four months into her new job as an events coordinator at the Boathouse Event Center, Jill Andrews is unexpectedly thrown into managing the whole place while her in-laws are out of town. One of the biggest events on her plate is the wedding between two of Desi’s good friends from college. When she finds the body of one of the groomsmen floating next to the Boathouse’s dock, she’s tossed into a media firestorm and ensuing investigation that threatens both her family’s livelihood and her life.

This is the third book in the Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery series, and while it can be read as a standalone, it may be more enjoyable if read in order.


 

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