About The Author

Jeanne Glidewell

A pancreas/kidney transplant recipient, Jeanne lives in Texas, with her husband and chubby cat. When Jeanne isn't writing, she's promoting organ donation and stalking wildlife with her camera.

Books

The Lexie Starr Cozy Mystery Series

Leave No Stone Unturned

Lexie Starr, a widowed library assistant, accidently discovers her new son-in-law, Clay Pitt, may be guilty of murdering his first wife.
 
Then Lexie's daughter, Wendy, is abducted.
 
Vowing to bring Wendy home and unravel the truth about Clay, Lexie comes face-to-face with Clay’s psychotic mother, a foul-mouthed parrot, a bad-tempered detective, a feisty old B&B proprietor, and a potential suitor.

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The Extinguished Guest

At the Grand Opening of Stone Van Patten's new B&B, the local Historical Society's soon-to-be inaugurated new president, Horatio Prescott III, is found murdered in the inn's grandest suite.
 
Much to Van Patten's chagrin, Lexie, a widowed library assistant, decides to aid in the investigation.
 
Despite several foiled attempts made on her own life by the killer, Lexie manages to save herself, uncover the perpetrator and rescue several abducted kakapo parrots in the process.
 
REVIEWS:
"The Lexie Starr mysteries are fast-paced, complex… and have just the right hint of romance." ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry and Grace and Favor series

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Haunted

Lexie Starr, a widowed library assistant, converts her boyfriend's B&B into a haunted house for Halloween.
 
But when a young college student is found truly dead in the makeshift coffin in the parlor, the Alexandria Inn has a second murder on the books.
 
Fearing for her boyfriend's business, Lexie sets out to solve the murder on her own.
 
It seems every suspect has an ax to grind with the victim, until Lexie's determination and impulsiveness turns up the real killer. Now she has to prove it before becoming the coffin's next occupant.
 
REVIEWS:
"I love Lexie Starr. She can get into more trouble... Jeanne Glidewell's books always make me laugh!"
~Alice Duncan, author of the Angels, Spirits, and Pecos Valley series

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With This Ring

Lexie Starr, a 50-year-old widowed library assistant, fell in love with Stone Van Patten while helping him run his B&B.
 
Now, ten days before the wedding, all heck breaks loose when the pastor is found murdered. Not wanting to postpone the wedding, or look insensitive, Lexie launches her own investigation, breaks her wrist and gets herself and her best friend in a life-or-death situation or two.
 
But can she solve the case and make it down the aisle to wed the man who stole her heart?
 
REVIEWS:
"Fast and funny... you won't be able to put down this humorous whodunit." ~Alice Duncan, author of Daisy Gumm Majesty mysteries

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The Spirit of The Season

Author proceeds from the sale of this 29,000 word novella are donated directly to Toys for Tots. Thank you for your generous support.
 
Lexie Starr, the 50-year-old co-owner of a B&B, adopts a local military family struggling to make ends meet at Christmas while the father serves in Afghanistan.
 
Soon collection bins are overflowing with toys, food, and household items for the Allens, so Lexie expands her cause to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
 
Then the most expensive toys go missing and Lexie is determined to bring the holiday-cheer-stealing grinch to justice... until she meets him.
 
Foreword by Sgt. Dominique G. Yost, USMC, Toys for Tots Coordinator, Leavenworth, Kansas
 
REVIEWS:
"Lexie's sly, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." –Booklist on Leave No Stone Unturned

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Just Ducky

Lexie Starr, the 50-year-old, newly married co-owner of a B&B, needs something to keep her busy during the off-season. Filling in for the head librarian, Bertha Duckworthy, seems the perfect choice.
 
Until she finds "Ducky" hanged from the library's rafters.
 
The police rule the death as a suicide, but Lexie disagrees. Determined to obtain justice for "Ducky", Lexie finds herself in the killer's crosshairs. But with characteristic persistence and armed with caffeine, Lexie is determined to prevail.
 
REVIEWS:
"Jeanne Glidewell's mysteries are fast-paced, complex, and have just the right hint of romance." ~Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffrey and Grace and Favor mystery series.

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Cozy Camping

On their first wedding anniversary, Lexie Starr is surprised by her husband, Stone, with a family RV'ing vacation to Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the annual Frontier Days celebration.
 
While there, Lexie and her daughter, Wendy, overhear a heated conversation between the park's owner and the egotistical Fanny Finch, a bestselling author penning an unauthorized tell-all book. When Fanny is discovered dead, Lexie launches her own impromptu investigation.
 
As every question proves that more than one Cozy Camping RV'er has it in for Fanny, one point becomes clear: the sarcastic and patronizing detective leading the investigation has his eye on the wrong person.
 
PRAISE FOR The Lexie Starr Mystery Series:
"Glidewell maintains a rapidly paced story line that dramatically builds tension, while her narrator Lexie's sly, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." ~Booklist


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Marriage & Maheym

Lexie's daughter, Wendy, and Stone's nephew, Andy, just want a simple wedding at The Alexandria Inn. But when the best man collapses during the ceremony, followed by the florist's assistant, their wedding day becomes anything but simple.

With the wedding cut short and two bodies on the floor, Lexie and Stone are determined to solve the mystery of how two people with no connection can fall to the same fate at the same place within minutes. 

When lab tests confirm the two victims were poisoned, there's a perp to find . . . and a wedding to finish!


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Lexie Starr Cozy Mystery Boxset, Books 1 - 3

Join widowed library assistant and amateur sleuth Lexie Starr on her first three encounters with mayhem, murder, and a potential suitor.

Book 1: Lexie Starr accidently discovers that her new son-in-law may be guilty of murdering his first wife. Then Lexie's daughter, Wendy, disappears.

Book 2: At the Grand Opening of a local B&B, the Historical Society's president is found murdered in the inn's grandest suite, and Lexie, much to the owner's chagrin, horns her way in on the investigation.

Book 3: Lexie Starr has converted her boyfriend's B&B into a haunted house for Halloween. But when a young college student is found truly dead in the makeshift coffin in the parlor, Lexie fears for her boyfriend's business and sets out to solve the murder.


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Lexie Starr Cozy Mystery Boxset, Books 4 - 6

Join newlywed library assistant and amateur sleuth Lexie Starr on her continuing encounters with mystery, mayhem, and murder.

Book 4: Lexie Starr, a 50-year-old widowed library assistant, fell in love with Stone Van Patten while helping him run his B&B. Ten days before their wedding, the pastor is found murdered. Not wanting to postpone the wedding, Lexie launches her own investigation, breaks her wrist, and gets herself and her best friend in a life-or-death situation or two.

Book 5: Lexie Starr needs something to keep her busy during the off-season. Filling in for the head librarian, Bertha Duckworthy, seems a perfect choice. Until she finds "Ducky" hanged from the library's rafters. The police rule the death as a suicide, but Lexie disagrees. Heavily armed with caffeine, Lexie is determined to obtain justice for "Ducky", and finds herself in the killer's crosshairs.

The Spirit of the Season, A Novella: Lexie Starr, adopts a local military family struggling to make ends meet at Christmastime while the father serves in Afghanistan. Soon collection bins are overflowing with toys, food, and household items for the Allens, so Lexie expands her cause to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. When the most expensive toys go missing, Lexie is determined to bring the holiday-cheer-stealing grinch to justice.

Book 6: On their first wedding anniversary, Lexie Starr is surprised by her husband, Stone, with a family RV'ing vacation to Cheyenne, Wyoming. While there, Lexie and her daughter, Wendy, overhear a heated conversation between the park's owner and the egotistical Fanny Finch, a bestselling author penning an unauthorized tell-all book. When Fanny is discovered dead, Lexie launches her own impromptu investigation when it becomes clear the patronizing police detective has his eye on the wrong person.


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The Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Series

A Rip Roaring Good Time

Full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, are headed to Rockdale, Missouri, in their old travel trailer (aka The Chartreuse Caboose) to attend a friend's surprise birthday party. But surprise quickly turns to shock when a party guest is found murdered and Lexie Starr, a friend of the Ripples, is hauled off to jail as suspect number one.
 
Determined to exonerate Lexie, the Ripples put the Chartreuse Caboose in park and their investigating tactics in drive. But more than a simple frame-up is afoot when the victim's stepfather, who is also the local Police Chief, ignores the Ripple's findings.
 
REVIEWS:
"Glidewell succeeds in maintaining a rapidly paced story line that dramatically builds tension, while her tongue-in-cheek sense of humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." –Booklist on Leave No Stone Unturned


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Rip Tide

Senior citizens and full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple are spending the holidays with daughter Regina, in their hometown of Rockport, TX. When Regina's new husband, Milo Moore, becomes a suspect in an off-shore harpooning homicide, the Ripples set out to exonerate him.
 
But proving Milo didn't harpoon his best friend and business partner, Cooper Claypool—with Claypool's spear-gun while out poaching red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico—is more challenging than the Ripples anticipated.
 
Reviews:
"Jeanne Glidewell's mysteries are fast-paced, complex – and have just the right hint of romance." ~ Jill Churchill, author of the Grace and Favor Mystery Series

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Ripped to Shreds

Visiting Wyoming's Rest 'n Peace RV Park, senior citizens and full-time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple are intent on winning a wildlife photo contestBut while trying to snap the perfect nature photo, Rapella's game camera captures the truth behind the RV park owner's mysterious death.
 
Now Rip and Rapella are knee-deep in their own investigation, and on the trail of poachers illegally trapping bears in the Bighorn National Forest.

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Rip Your Heart Out

While celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary on an Alaskan cruise, Rip experiences a serious cardiac event that results in a triple-bypass. Of course, the hospital is just the beginning; the Chartreuse Caboose isn’t the best place to recuperate and heal. His cardiac care nurse, Sydney Combs, has the perfect solution: her recently deceased aunt's home.

The Ripples move into the ancient Victorian mansion free of charge for the next two months. Mabel Trumbo bequeathed the home to the heart center to be used as temporary housing for heart patients' families, but it’s not quite up to snuff, which offers a great project to distract Rapella.

When an anonymous tip leads the police to suspect Sydney of murdering her aunt, Rapella's determined to exonerate Sydney. Despite several individuals with dubious intentions, a mouthy cockatoo and a huge St. Bernard to tend to, along with a house that seems possessed by evil spirits, Rapella can’t help but get wrapped up in this newest mystery.

Don't miss Rapella's heart-healthy recipe, Garlic-Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts along with a special dessert, featured at the end of the story. When you make the Salmon & Brussels Sprouts, be sure to heed the warning!

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Ripped Apart

Septuagenarians and full-time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple head to Rockport, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, to assist their daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Milo, with recovery from the horrific storm.

Rapella, with a nose for foul-play, suspects Regina's missing neighbor may have been murdered amidst the maelstrom when she discovers a mysterious note. When an anonymous tipster turns up dead, Rapella is determined to find justice for both.

But with debris removal happening at a frenetic pace and new construction everywhere, evidence is disappearing fast, and Rapella may become the next mysterious disappearance.

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Ripped Off

Full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, arrive in Albuquerque, “Chartreuse Caboose” in tow, to surprise their granddaughter Tiffany on her thirtieth birthday.

But the festivities take a chill when Tiffany and husband Chase’s investment manager and close friend, Trey Monroe, is found dead in the airport with a one-way ticket to the Cayman Islands in his hand. The money Chase and Tiffany had invested through Trey is missing. Worse yet, Tiffany learns—unbeknownst to her—Chase had invested their entire savings in a risky IPO, which lands Chase in the matrimonial dog house, as well as in the big house as a murder suspect.

Shocked by the betrayal of their friend and with their marriage relationship stretched to breaking, the undeterred Rapella comes to the couple’s rescue.

Following leads given her by Trey’s personal assistant—also a victim of her boss’s scheme—Rapella puts herself, along with Rip and Tiffany, in the crosshairs of a killer’s gun. Now, she needs to find a way to confirm Chase’s alibi, get to the truth behind Trey’s death, and recover Tiffany and Chase’s money without adding three more bodies to the count.

Retirement sure is great!

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No Big Rip

When ex-lawman and senior citizen, Rip Ripple, is assaulted by a strung-out young man at a rest area outside Rockdale, Missouri, he assures his wife, Rapella, it’s “no big rip.” Aboard their travel-trailer, the “Chartreuse Caboose,” the couple is destined to see their friends Lexie Starr and Stone Van Patten at their bed and breakfast, The Alexandria Inn.

Pressed by Rapella to report the crime, Rip meets with Det. Wyatt Johnson, who dutifully documents the details with a promise to investigate.

When the attacker turns out to be the son of Lexie’s recently deceased neighbor, Lillian Sparrow, the two amateur sleuths are compelled to investigate the truth behind her death. Before long, Rapella and Lexie find themselves in a life or death situation

Retirement can be dangerous!

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The Grim Ripper

COMING MAY 2023

Ex-Sheriff and senior citizen Rip Ripple cries foul when a doctor's death is labeled "natural causes."

This time, Rip drags the sleuthing couple into a caper, and the outcome could be to die for.

Retirement is a risky business!

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The Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Boxset, Books 1 - 3

Join Rip and Rapella Ripple and the Chartreuse Caboose on Their First Three Adventures Filled With Mystery and Mayhem

BOOK 1: A RIP ROARING GOOD TIME – Senior citizens and full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, are headed to Rockdale, Missouri, in their old travel trailer (aka The Chartreuse Caboose) to attend a friend's surprise birthday party. But surprise quickly turns to shock when a party guest is found murdered and Lexie Starr, a friend of the Ripples, is hauled off to jail as suspect number one. Determined to exonerate Lexie, the Ripples put the Chartreuse Caboose in park and their investigating tactics in drive. But more than a simple frame-up is afoot when the victim's stepfather, who is also the local Police Chief, ignores the Ripple's findings.

BOOK 2: RIP TIDE - Rip and Rapella Ripple are spending the holidays with daughter Regina, in their hometown of Rockport, TX. When Regina's new husband, Milo Moore, becomes a suspect in an off-shore harpooning homicide, the Ripples set out to exonerate him. But proving Milo didn't harpoon his best friend and business partner, Cooper Claypool—with Claypool's spear-gun while out poaching red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico—is more challenging than the Ripples anticipated.

BOOK 3: RIPPED TO SHREDS - Visiting Wyoming's Rest 'n Peace RV Park, senior citizens and full-time RVers Rip and Rapella Ripple are intent on winning a wildlife photo contest. But while trying to snap the perfect nature photo, Rapella's game camera captures the truth behind the RV park owner's mysterious death. Now Rip and Rapella are knee-deep in their own investigation, and on the trail of poachers illegally trapping bears in the Bighorn National Forest.

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Single Titles

Soul Survivor

On a sunny Kansas afternoon, six-year-old Skylar Robbins experiences her first flashback and claims to have once been Radha Joshi, a young woman who lived in India.
 
As Skylar's nightmares and flashbacks worsen, her child-psychologist and past-life regressonist are convinced Skylar is recalling a genuine former lifetime with a tragic end.
 
Hoping to find relief for their daughter and to patch up their marriage, Zoe and Trey leave everything behind for Bombay.
 
In India, the situation intensifies as the truth about Radha’s disappearance and mysterious death unravels.
 
REVIEWS:
"...suspense with intricate plotting, creative flashbacks, a touch of mystery and romance. A memorable read." ~Publishers Weekly

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