Dying for Dominoes Book 1
Dice on a Deadly Sea Book 2
"When a husband is murdered, four besties realize what’s said at the dominoes table might not have stayed at the table. It’s 'Golden Girls' meet Agatha Christie in this sassy who-done-it.
Way to start a series!
— D.D. Ayres, best selling author of K-9 Rescue Series
"Cozy mystery readers are in for a delightful treat that engages female mystery readers, presenting a circle of savvy friends dedicated to supporting each other with affection while staying candid and realistic about all the possibilities in an evolving conundrum that threatens their lives, their trust in one another, and their ability to cheat the odds." — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"I'm on page seven and I love it. I feel wrapped in wisteria and I can smell the smoke and hear the clicks of the dominoes. I could teach allusion, assonance, alliteration, imagery, and characterization with just these seven pages! I've got to go read my new favorite author!"
— Cindy Clark, ESOL Teacher
“Jane Elzey’s characters remind me of the saying, 'A good friend will bail you out of jail. A great friend will be in the cell with you!’ These gals are great friends. Jane Elzey spins a yarn full of twists and turns and I-never-saw-that-coming moments that make for a very fun read.”
Rabid Reader & Artist
“A roaring narrative gallops along as the four, middle-aged friends scramble to solve the mystery of one of their husband's death! I found myself literally jealous of the friendship these women share, Elzey captures the emotions and ties so beautifully!"
Reader / Reviewer
"Jane Elzey excels in the story tension department.”
— Cayce Berryman,
“Jane Elzey is a wickedly talented storyteller with a writing voice that entertains from the first page to the last. You will find that the killer isn't always the butler, in the den, with a knife. Enjoy the ride!” — Woody Barlow, Author of Tarzan Wore Chaps and The Aluminum Ballet
“Happy 50th on a Cruise? What could go wrong? Zelda Carlisle and her three besties find out when they trip over a dead body on deck. Ruin the cruise with a police investigation or keep the party hardy? 'Weekend at Bernies' on the high seas ensues, along with giggles and close calls aplenty. Slapstick and lipstick and sleuthing go hand in hand.
––D.D. Ayres, author of K-9 Rescue Series
“The story is so creatively woven and took a while to set up, but man those characters are a group of women who can hold their own. I love being inside their head as they start to piece it all together. Surprise at every turn as the mystery unfolds. -- Arkansas Blogger
Four adventurous friends dive into murder
while celebrating the big five-oh . . .
and another husband dies trying!
Zelda Carlisle’s birthday cruise in the Galapagos Islands is anything but a smooth sail. Plans go off the rails after she and her best friends bump into a dead man on deck. If Amy can’t reel in a ruthless killer, they may never leave the ship alive.
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Dying for Dominoes, the first cozy in the Cardboard Cottage Mystery series.
Dice on a Deadly Sea, book 2, is now available! Follow Jane Elzey for these fun titles ahead: Poison Parcheesi and Wine and Killer Croquet!
Four ambitious women who risk losing it all ... while the husband dies trying.
Amy Sparks owns Tiddlywinks Players Club at the Cardboard Cottage where the game is always afoot. She and her friends enjoy dominoes and competitive camaraderie, breaking the rules just enough to pursue life with a little moxie and mischief.
It’s all fun and games until Amy’s best friend wants her husband gone and then he’s found dead. Now Amy fears a not-so-innocent game of dominoes has turned into premeditated murder with a little help from friends. Scrambled evidence and sketchy alibis compel Amy to uncover the truth before they all land in jail for murder.
Who killed the husband?
Amy unravels the facts and the fibbery in a fast paced misadventure through the back roads of Arkansas. She must find the courage to face her doubts and learn the true meaning of friendship. All while hunting down a killer on the run. She'll risk everything to hunt down the truth, but what she doesn’t know might kill her, too.
If you like playing games, puzzle mysteries with unexpected twists and turns, and fun amateur sleuths with southern sass that’s anything but cookie-cutter sweet, then you’ll love Jane Elzey’s fast-paced whodunnit.