Joyce and Jim Lavene
1954-2015
1952-2016
Pseudonyms: J.J. Cook and Ellie Grant
 

Joyce and Jim Lavene lived in North Carolina with their family. They are the creators of:
1. ‘Biscuit Bowl Mystery’ series featuring Zoe Chase, a Southern food truck chef (under the pseudonym 'J.J. Cook').
2. ‘Missing Pieces Mystery’ series featuring Dae O’Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things.
3. ‘Peggy Lee Garden Mystery’ series featuring Peggy Lee, a detective’s widow and owner of a gardener’s paradise called the Potting Shed.
4. ‘Pie in the Sky Mystery’ series featuring Maggie Grady, employee in her aunt's pie shop in North Carolina (under the pseudonym 'Ellie Grant').
5. ‘Renaissance Faire Mystery’ series featuring Jessie Morton, a graduate student.
6. 'Retired Witches Mystery' series featuring Molly Addison, one of three middle-aged witches.
7. ‘Sharyn Howard’, a sheriff in North Carolina.
8. ‘Stockcar Racing Mystery’ series featuring Ruby and Glad Wysznewski, a beautician and a retired homicide detective.
9. ‘Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery’ series featuring Stella Griffin, a fire chief in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee (under the pseudonym 'J.J. Cook').
10. ‘Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mystery’ series featuring Skye Mertz, a former Nashville police officer.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 ‘Biscuit Bowl Mystery’ Novels (as J.J. Cook)
 1) Death on Eat Street  2014
 2) Fry Another Day  2015
 3) Fat Tuesday Fricassee  2015
 ‘Missing Pieces Mystery’ Novels
 1) A Timely Vision  2010
 2) A Touch of Gold  2011
 3) A Spirited Gift  2011
 4) A Haunting Dream  2012
 5) A Finder's Fee  2013
 6) Dae's Christmas Past  2014
 7) A Watery Death  2015
 ‘Peggy Lee Garden Mystery’ Novels
 1) Pretty Poison  2005
 2) Fruit of the Poisoned Tree  2006
 3) Poisoned Petals  2007
 4) Perfect Poison  2008
 5) A Corpse for Yew  2009
 6) A Thyme to Die  2014
 7) Lethal Lily  2014
 8) Killing Weeds  2015
 ‘Pie in the Sky Mystery’ Novels (as Ellie Grant)
 1) Plum Deadly  2013
 2) Treacherous Tart  2014
 ‘Renaissance Faire Mystery’ Novels
 1) Wicked Weaves  2008
 2) Ghastly Glass  2009
 3) Deadly Daggers  2010
 4) Harrowing Hats  2011
 5) Treacherous Toys  2012
 6) Murderous Matrimony  2014
 7) Bewitching Boots  2014
 8) Fatal Fairies  2015
 ‘Retired Witches Mystery’ Novels
 1) Spell Booked  2014
 2) Looking for Mr. Good Witch  2015
 3) Putting on the Witch  2016
 ‘Sharyn Howard’ Novels
 1) Last Dance  1999
 2) One Last Goodbye  2000
 3) The Last to Remember  2001
 4) Until Our Last Embrace  2001
 5) For the Last Time  2002
 6) Dreams Don’t Last  2002
 7) Last Fires Burning  2003
 8) Glory’s Last Victim  2004
 9) Last Rites  2004
10) Last One Down  2005
11) Before the Last Lap  2005
12) The First Shall Be Last  2007
 ‘Stockcar Racing Mystery’ Novels
 1) Swapping Paint  2007
 2) Hooked Up  2008
 ‘Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery’ Novels (as J.J. Cook)
 1) That Old Flame of Mine  2013
 2) Playing with Fire  2014
 3) In Hot Water  2015
 4) Sweet Pepper Hero  2016
 ‘Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mystery’ Novels
 1) Broken Hearted Ghoul  2014
 2) Dead Girl Blues  2015
 Other Novels
 1) The Telltale Turtle  2008
 2) Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About  2015
 3) Be My Banshee  2015
 4) A Dickens of a Murder  2015
 5) Murder Fir Christmas  2015
 6) Gone by Midnight and Other Stories (short stories)  2016

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