Confessions from a cozy mystery author. I kill husbands. Well, not really, but I've always wanted to write murder mysteries and husbands make great victims. Especially the awful ones. I was weaned on Nancy Drew. I played a lot of Clue. I adore Agatha Christie. It's never too late to follow your dreams, no matter how long it takes. Friends say I am a mischief-maker, story-teller, and bender of the facts.
A career journalist, I now write modern-day, not-so-cozy mysteries without much regard for the truth. Born and raised a wild child on Florida’s sandy beaches, I now live in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. I very much like the ratio of people to trees in The Natural State. I am an insatiable world traveler, and plan to turn my bucket list travels into backdrop settings, sharing destinations with readers on the hunt for whodunnit.
The Cardboard Cottage Mystery series is set in Arkansas every other book, and on a bucket list destination every other book. We've traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Arkansas Wine Country; and now we're headed to Ireland. For author gossip or to join Jane’s VIP Club and be sure to sign up for gossip..
Author Jane Elzey writes a modern day cozy mystery series about four audacious women and the games they play to win... while husbands die trying. (A husband always dies.)
As spirited in their middle-aged years as they were in their youth, Amy, Zelda, Genna and Rian manage to land in trouble wherever they go. Join these four friends on their adventures in an Ozarks tale of calamity and Southern Arkan-sass, as they unravel whodunnit and whodidnt.
Readers are giving 5 stars to the camaraderie at The Cardboard Cottage & Company, where these zany women live their lives like it's nobody's business but their own.
Born from a trip to Mexico and a love for games, the Cardboard Cottage Mystery series is both a dream and hard-work come true.
This series is the perfect read for mystery buffs craving armchair travel with a sisterhood now on the other side of middle age. It's a not-so-cozy mystery with games, fluffy cats, and women whose southern sass is anything but cookie-cutter sweet.
Four women play to win... while the husband dies trying. It’s all fun and games until Amy’s best friend wants her husband gone and then he’s found dead.
Four adventurous friends dive into murder while celebrating the big five-oh, but the birthday cruise in the Galápagos Islands is anything but a smooth sail.
What happens when our four friends are steeped in mystery and murder in the Arkansas Wine Country? Who killed the husband and who poisoned the wine? Bounty is in the eye of the beholder and the most stomped grape... until another husband dies.
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