Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Summertime and there's a Murder at the Marina


I'm so excited to be celebrating the wonderful Ellen Jacobson's new release, Murder at the Marina today. I had the honor of receiving an ARC, and this cozy mystery hooked me completely. I laughed out loud so many times! You can read my review HERE.

The story takes place at a marina with a small sailing community in the summer. Summer is my least favorite season. I know that shocks a lot of people, but I don't handle the heat well. I much prefer it to be chilly. I'm also very fair, and I burn within 15 minutes of being out under the sun. Burn and freckle!

There is one thing that has recently made me look forward to the summer, though. That is Camp Brosius. It's a family camp tucked away beside a lake in Wisconsin. There's plenty to keep the kids busy and a variety of activities for the adults. Plus loads of family fun. You can also choose to do absolutely nothing. Just lounge by the lake and read.

Last year was our first year at Camp Brosius. I hadn't relaxed so hard in a decade! We want to make this an annual family trip. It's the type of summer vacation I want my son to remember fondly when he grows up. Maybe the type of vacation he wants to bring his family on some day.


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A dilapidated sailboat for your anniversary—not very romantic. A dead body on board—even worse.

Mollie McGhie is hoping for diamonds for her tenth wedding anniversary. Instead, her husband presents her with a dilapidated sailboat. Just one problem—she doesn’t know anything about boats, nor does she want to.

When Mollie discovers someone murdered on board, she hopes it will convince her husband that owning a boat is a bad idea. Unfortunately, he’s more determined than ever to fix the boat up and set out to sea.

Mollie finds herself drawn into the tight-knit community living at Palm Tree Marina in Coconut Cove, a small town on the Florida coast. She uncovers a crime ring dealing in stolen marine equipment, investigates an alien abduction, eats way too many chocolate bars, adopts a cat, and learns far more about sailing than she ever wanted to.

Can Mollie discover who the murderer is before her nosiness gets her killed?

A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery #1

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Author Bio: 
Ellen Jacobson writes mystery and sci-fi/fantasy stories. She is the author of the “Mollie McGhie Sailing Mystery” series. She lives on a sailboat with her husband, exploring the world from the water. When she isn't working on boat projects or seeking out deserted islands, she blogs about their adventures at The Cynical Sailor.

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28 comments:

  1. I got to beta read this story and I agree 100% Delightful fun mixed with mystery.

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    1. You're making me blush :-) Thanks so much for beta reading Murder at the Marina!

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring Murder at the Marina today! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks bunches for reading and reviewing an ARC!

    Camp Brosius sounds wonderful. What a great thing to do each year as a family :-)

    Cheers - Ellen

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    1. You're welcome, Ellen! The book was so much fun. Six days and counting to camp time! :)

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  3. I don't like heat either and certainly fry within minutes in the sun.
    Big congratulations to Ellen!

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  4. Sounds like a great mystery. I like summer but not when it gets in the 90's.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! As long as the dead bodies in the marina only happen in my imagination and not in real life, I'm a happy camper.

      Spring is my favorite season - warm, but not too hot like summer can get in some places.

      Cheers - Ellen

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  5. There's heat and then there's heat. I like the warmth here in FL during three of the four season. But the summer? Thank goodness for air conditioning!

    That camp sounds like so much fun!

    Yeh for Ellen!

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    1. I'm with you when it comes to A/C, Madeline! I wouldn't make it for ten minutes without ours here in Florida during the summer :-)

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  6. I would love to visit that camp. I miss visiting my grandparents' cabin every summer in Oregon. Summers there were much nicer than here!

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    1. Summer in Oregon is lovely! I miss my time living there sometimes.

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  7. I feel like jumping on board and sailing off...without the body, if you please. Congrats on your "launch" Ellen. A all my best to your book's success.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lee! Boating is definitely better without bodies on board :-)

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  8. I'm seeing Ellen everywhere today! Kids really do remember those fun, relaxing family vacations.

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    1. People have been so wonderful volunteering to host me as part of the launch :-)

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  9. Sounds delightful, congratulations. Great cover.

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    1. Thanks so much, Juneta. I'm glad you like the cover :-)

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  10. Hi Christine and Ellen - sounds a wonderful read ... ideal for summer - good luck to you both - cheers Hilary

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    1. It's definitely a fun, light read - good for relaxing summer days.

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  11. I'm sorry you don't love summer. I have to admit I'm one of those summer "people" partly because my birthday shows up in August, and partly because I love water sports involving small boats - from human-powered to water-skiing varieties. Although the last few years I haven't participated much, I like getting my feet wet and since I live near the Puget Sound (Pacific Ocean, Washington state, usually 50 degrees in the summer), the summer is best for toe dipping.
    Best wishes to Ellen!

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    1. The water is so cold in the Pacific Northwest. I'm always amazed that anyone swims up there :-)

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  12. Killer title. Although I sail at our local marina...never can look at it the same way again:)

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  13. I'm seriously looking forward to digging into this one. Grats Ellen!

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