15 August 2022

Hook, Line, and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery by Marc Jedel Book Tour and Giveaway!

Hook, Line, and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery
by Marc Jedel

About Hook, Line, and Sinker

Hook, Line, and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Arkansas
BGM Press (July 14, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 255 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1732716471
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1732716476
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B63XZS6T

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!

 Excerpt from Hook, Line, and Sinker: An Ozarks Lake Mystery #3

Now Kelsey screwed up her face in disgust. “Didn’t she meet Jonas?”

“Yes. And stop making all these faces. You look ridiculous.”

She ignored me. “You think she’s going to believe your husband, that calm, easy-going guy, forbid you from doing something and you listened?”

“Okay. You’re right. Then you tell her you’re married and your husband won’t let you get one so you brought me along for moral support.”

Kelsey rocked back on her heels. “Who am I married to?”


Kelsey put her hands on her hips. “If I’m going to do this right, I have to know who I’m married to.”

“Why? You don’t have to invent a husband. Just say you want one.” Since she was acting silly, I snapped a photo of the open box so I could show it to the sheriff later.

Kelsey raised a suggestive eyebrow. “Do you think Trent knows anyone like him?”

I whipped my head around to her. “Trent? Now you’re marrying Trent? What about Carlita and your whole theory of couples needing to work together or something?”

Kelsey wore a stupid, smug smile on her face, as if she had attained the reaction she’d been anticipating from me. 

I shoved her toward the door. “Come on.”

“Not Trent,” said Kelsey as she pulled the door open. “Just someone like him. You have to admit he does fill out his uniform nicely.”

“Aargh. Come on!”

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.

Visit his website, marcjedel.com, for free chapters of novels, special offers, and more.

Author Links

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mjedel/

Blog: www.marcjedel.com/blog

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Marc-Jedel/e/B07H7MVKJL

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the added information Marc! Good luck with your new book!



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