Reporter Guinivere Jones has a shell of a problem
When investigative reporter Guinivere Jones finds herself out of a husband and a job, she decides to leave dreary New England and move to sunny Sanibel Island, Florida, the seashell capital of the United States. But all is not sunshine and seashells on Sanibel. And when the star attraction of the annual Shell Show, a rare shell known as the Golden Junonia, goes missing, and Guin stumbles across the dead body of the chief suspect a few days later, she is determined to find the missing mollusk and the murderer. Along the way, she finds buckets of shells and suspects—and a little romance, too.
The first book in the Sanibel Island Mystery series, A Shell of a Problem introduces readers to Guinivere Jones, ace reporter for the Sanibel-Captiva Sun-Times, her two faithful feline companions, Flora and Fauna, the beautiful island of Sanibel, and a host of memorable characters.
When reporter Guinivere Jones’s ex-husband shows up on Sanibel, she knows there’s something fishy going on
It’s been nine months since Guin moved from cold, gray New England to warm, sunny Sanibel—and she’s never been happier. She has a great new job, working for the local paper; a great new beau, a sexy marine biologist; and a great little apartment, just minutes from the beach. Even her two cats love it on Sanibel. Everything has been going great for Guin (except maybe finding that dead body, but she found the killer and turned it into a killer story)… until her ex-husband, Art, shows up.
Within 24 hours of his arrival for a fishing trip and sales conference, Art becomes the prime suspect in the disappearanceof his rival. And it’s going to take all Guin’s wits to keep him out of jail—and out of her bedroom. Can she do it?
The second book in the Sanibel Island Mystery series, Something Fishy once again features intrepid reporter Guinivere Jones; her sometime nemesis, Detective William O’Loughlin; her best friend, Shelly; her marine biologist beau, Dr. Harrison “Harry Heartthrob” Hartwick; and her two loyal feline companions, Flora and Fauna—along with several new characters sure to delight.
When reporter Guinivere Jones went looking for her dream home, a dead body was definitely not on her must-have list
It's been over a year since her divorce and Guin has found true happiness on Sanibel, the seashell capital of the United States. She has a great job, working as a reporter for the local paper; a great beau, a marine biologist who was once voted one of the sexiest men in Southwest Florida; and good friends. Now all she wants is a little cottage near the beach to call home. Is that so much to ask for?
However, finding the perfect beach house has proven to be a much bigger challenge than Guin had expected. And now she's not just hunting for a home but a killer too.
The third book in the Sanibel Island Mystery series, In the Market for Murder once again features intrepid reporter Guinivere Jones, her sometime nemesis, Det. William "Bill" O'Loughlin, her best friend, Shelly, and her two mostly loyal feline companions, Flora and Fauna, along with a host of other memorable characters and places.
Bird lovers would kill to meet "Birdy" McMurtry. But for reporter Guin Jones, it may be an assignment to die for.
Someone on Sanibel is trying to kill world-renowned nature photographer Bertram "Birdy" McMurtry, the Indiana Jones of ornithologists. Will they succeed? It's up to reporter and amateur sleuth Guinivere Jones to stop them before they do.
The fourth book in the Sanibel Island Mystery series, Bye Bye Birdy takes readers back to sunny, shell- and bird-filled Sanibel Island, Florida, and follows local reporter Guin Jones as she tries to prevent another murder.
Filled with beloved characters from the first three books—including Guin’s best friend, Shelly; her partner in crime solving, Craig; her devoted beau, Dr. Harrison Hartwick; her demanding felines, Flora and Fauna; and her favorite sparring partner, Detective William O’Loughlin—as well as interesting new ones, Bye Bye Birdy is sure to entertain cozy mystery and Sanibel lovers.
Where to Buy
The Sanibel Island Mystery series is available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon. You can also find the paperback editions at Bailey's General Store, MacIntosh Books, Gene's Books, and the Sporty Seahorse Shop on Sanibel; at the Captiva Provision Company at South Seas on Captiva; at Annette's Book Nook in Fort Myers Beach; in Naples at Barnes & Noble Naples, as well as B&N Online; and at select bookstores around the U.S.
Want your bookstore or library to carry the Sanibel Island Mystery series? Ask them to order the books via Ingram.
Praise for the Sanibel Island Mystery series
"A great read. I couldn't put it down."
"This engaging mystery makes a great vacation beach read!"
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"A great 'toes in the sand' mystery"
About the Author
Jennifer Lonoff Schiff is the bestselling author of the Sanibel Island Mystery series and a writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. A cat lover, bird watcher, shell collector, and avid cozy mystery reader, she and her husband and two cats divide their time between New England and Sanibel Island, FL.
6/20/19: Author talk at the Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, Connecticut, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Sanibel Island Mysteries author Jennifer Schiff at the Wilton Library for a lively discussion of her bestselling mystery series, including a slide show and book signing.
7/15/19: Book signing at MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come meet Sanibel Island Mysteries author Jennifer Schiff and chat with her about her latest book. Autographed copies available.
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