Author: Elizabeth McKenna
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Chicago Tribune reporters Emma and Grace have been best
friends since college despite coming from different worlds. When Grace
is assigned to cover an annual charity ball and auction being held at a
lakeside mansion and her boyfriend bails on her, she brings Emma as her
plus one. The night is going smoothly until Emma finds the host’s
brother unconscious in the study. Though at first it is thought he was
tipsy and stumbled, it soon becomes clear more is afoot, as the wall
safe is empty and a three-million-dollar diamond necklace is missing.
With visions of becoming ace investigative journalists, Emma and Grace
set out to solve the mystery, much to the chagrin of the handsome local
where her tastes ranged from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to Stephen
King’s horror stories. She had never read a romance novel until one
Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora
Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the
first love scene). She combined her love of history, romance, and a
happy ending to write Cera’s Place and Venice in the Moonlight. Her contemporary romance novel, First Crush Last Love, is loosely based on her life during her teens and twenties. The Great Jewel Robbery is her debut cozy mystery, and she hopes readers will like it as much as they have enjoyed her romances.
Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two
beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing,
working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.
Elizabeth loves to connect with readers!