Read An Excerpt from Hook, Line and Sinker by Marc Jedel

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Read An Excerpt from
Hook, Line, and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery (Book 3)
by Marc Jedel

“What?” Trent cut me off before my rant could spiral totally out of control.

“What, what?” I snapped. Why couldn’t he just get to the point? “Jonas?” I prompted, as my anxiety over my husband spiked even further.

“What happened to Jonas?” Trent sounded concerned.

“I don’t know. That’s what I’m asking you.” I was practically shouting now. I’d had it with his attempts to act like he was John Wayne in some tense Western scene. Just because he was a sheriff’s deputy didn’t make him less of an idiot sometimes.

Trent cleared his throat, managing to instill an official tone in his voice. “I don’t know about anything happening to Jonas. That’s not why I’m calling.”

I breathed a sigh of relief, feeling my stomach churn as the worry drained away.

“This guy is talking crazy. See, there’s this dead guy.” Trent gulped, the authoritative tone gone again. “I mean the dead guy isn’t talking, of course. But then, you don’t have a father.”

“What am I, a baboon?”

About The Book

Hook, Line and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery (Book 3)

Dubious diamond devotees and a dead loan shark. With the dad she thought dead suspected of murder, can she keep him from doing hard time?

Elizabeth Trout thinks she must have rocks in her head. After receiving a crazy call that the father she never knew is cooling his heels in the local jail, the newlywed graphic designer posts bail and invites him home. But the family reunion loses its luster when she learns her old man is under suspicion for murder after he was found near a corpse.

With the sheriff zeroing in on her dad and no other suspects on ice, Elizabeth starts her own investigation to mine for evidence. But as greedy gem hunters, fossil fanatics, and shady scammers run amok, she must race to solve the homicide before she’s the one shafted.

Can she prove her father’s innocence before a rough-cut killer makes a glittering getaway?

Hook, Line, and Sinker is the hilarious third book in the Ozarks Lake Mystery cozy series. If you like big-hearted but excitable heroines, charismatic rogues, and uproarious plot twists, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s jaunty jewel.

Buy Hook, Line, and Sinker to get caught up in a carat of crime today!

Purchase Link:  Amazon
Available in Kindle Unlimited

About the Author

Marc Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. He credits his years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley for honing his writing skills and sense of humor. While his high-tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, these were just called emails, ads, and marketing collateral.

For most of Marc’s life, he’s been inventing stories. As he’s gotten older, he’s encountered more funny and odd people and situations. This has made it even easier for him to write what he knows and make up the rest. It’s a skill that’s served him well, both as an author and marketer.

The publication of Marc’s first novel, UNCLE AND ANTS, gave him permission to claim “author” as his job. This leads to much more interesting conversations than answering, “marketing.”

Like his characters Jonas and Elizabeth from the Ozarks Lake Mystery series, Marc grew up in the South and spent plenty of time in and around Arkansas. Like his character, Marty from the Silicon Valley Mystery series, Marc now lives in Silicon Valley, works in high-tech, and enjoys bad puns. Along with all his protagonists, Marc too has a dog, although his is neurotic, sweet, and small, with little appreciation for Marc’s humor.

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