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On Borrowed Crime: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery series.


A shoe-in read for fans of Ellery Adams and Kate Carlisle, On Borrowed Crime is the first in Kate Young's new Georgia-set, sweet tea filled, Jane Doe Book Club mysteries.

The Jane Doe book club enjoys guessing whodunit, but when murder happens in their midst, they discover solving crimes isn't fun and games...

Lyla Moody loves her sleepy little town of Sweet Mountain, Georgia. She likes her job as receptionist for her uncle's private investigative firm, her fellow true crime obsessed Jane Doe members are the friends she's always wanted, and her parents just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But recently, with her best friend Melanie on vacation, and her ex-boyfriend and horrible cousin becoming an item and moving in next door to her, her idyllic life is on the fritz. The cherry on top of it all is finding Carol, a member of the club, dead and shoved into a suitcase, left at Lyla's front door.

Unusual circumstances notwithstanding, with Carol's heart condition, the coroner rules Carol's death undetermined. But when they discover the suitcase belongs to Melanie, who had returned from her vacation the following morning, Sweet Mountain police begin to suspect Lyla's best friend. Determined that police are following the wrong trail, to clear her friend's name, and to not allow Carol become one of the club's studied cold cases, Lyla begins to seek out the real killer. That is, until she becomes the one sought after. Now, finding the truth could turn her into the killer's next plot twist, unless she wins the game of cat and mouse.

About the Author

Kate Young is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. She is married and the mother of three. She lives in a small town in Georgia and when she is not writing her own books, she's reading or cooking.

Praise For…

Praise for On Borrowed Crime:
“This skillful blend of detective work and chick lit will appeal to cozy readers.”
Publishers Weekly

“A fine outing for a spunky heroine whose job and other activities provide plenty of grist for future investigations.”
Kirkus Reviews

“As mystery writers go, Kate Young is consistently one of the best.”
Midwest Book Review

“Thoroughly engrossing.”
Cozy Mystery Book Review

“A fun read with interesting characters and a solid plot.”
—Red Carpet Crash

“A good start for a new series.”

“A twisty tale of murder…This engaging mystery is spiced with Southern charm, family drama and a tantalizing bit of romance.  Enjoy!”
—Victoria Abbott, national bestselling author of the Book Collector mysteries
“Great fun, filled with small town Southern charm and outlandish characters.”
—Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-winning author of the Read ‘Em and Eat mysteries
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643854625
ISBN-10: 1643854623
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery