BOOKS

the elliott lisbon mystery series

Other People’s Baggage  (prequel to #1)

Henery Press | December 2012

This novella takes place the summer before Board Stiff, when Elliott travels to Texas for what seems like an easy assignment for the Ballantyne Foundation.  It was fun to write, and to work with these two other mystery authors…

Baggage claim can be terminal. These are the stories of what happened after three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.

SWITCH BACK  by Kendel Lynn:
Ballantyne Foundation director Elliott Lisbon travels to Texas after inheriting an entire town, but when she learns the benefactor was murdered, she must unlock the small town’s big secrets or she’ll never get out alive.

“Kendel Lynn’s Switch Back is a clever, entertaining mystery with small town flavor and Texas flair!” – Debra Webb, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Board Stiff  (#1)

Henery Press | April 2013

The first book in series, Board Stiff introduces Elliott Lisbon, who balances life as the director of a charity with the quirky antics of the eccentric board members. But life isn’t all fun and murder, sometimes it gets complicated…

With limited career opportunities for germaphobic forensic techs, Elliott Lisbon ditches her gumshoe dreams in college. Now the director of the Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, SC, she scratches her detective itch by performing discreet inquiries for Foundation donors. Usually nothing more serious than retrieving a pilfered Pomeranian. Until Jane Hatting, Ballantyne board chair, is accused of murder.  The Ballantyne’s reputation tanks, Jane’s headed to a jail cell, and Elliott’s sexy ex is the new lieutenant in town…

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Whack Job (#2)

Henery Press | May 2014

Elliott Lisbon blends her directorship of the Ballantyne Foundation with her PI-in-Training status by planning parties and performing discreet inquiries for charitable patrons. But when the annual Wonderland Tea Party makes everyone go mad as a hatter, Elli gets pulled into a shooting, a swindle, and the hunt for a Fabergé egg. From seedy pawn parlors to creepy antique shops, Sea Pine Island’s other half prove to be as wacky as the wealthy…

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SWAN DIVE, an Elliott Lisbon Mystery by Kendel Lynn

Swan Dive (#3)

Henery Press | March 2015

It’s Opening Night at the Ballantyne Foundation’s production of The Nutcracker, but it’s curtains for the Sugar Plum Fairy. When her body is found backstage, fatally poisoned by a cupcake she baked herself, rumors turn to suicide. But Elli Lisbon, director of the Ballantyne and coordinator of the ballet, smells something rotten amidst the sugar and spice…

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Pot Luck (#4)

Henery Press | December 2016

It’s time for the Irish Spring at the Ballantyne Foundation, and charity director/PI-in-training Elliott Lisbon kicks off the annual Pot of Gold Cook-Off in shamrock style. Twenty chefs compete for the corned beef and cabbage crown but only one can win the title. The odds improve when one chef goes missing…until Elli finds the Ballantyne’s own Chef Carmichael standing over the body with a knife…

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