A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery

11 books in series
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Jolie and Scoobie High School Misadventures Publisher's Summary

When Jolie Gentil's parents leave her with Aunt Madge for her junior year so they can "work things out" in their marriage, she's angry. She knows no one at Ocean Alley High School.

Some kids snub her, but she makes friends with irreverent Scoobie. He's quirky and fun, but he's skipped school and smoked pot in the past, so people avoid him.

Jolie learns how to shoot a squirt gun from under the boardwalk and tries not to flunk geometry. She also learns that the family for whom she babysits has a secret, one that puts Jolie in danger.

You've met Jolie and Scoobie as crime-solving adults. Check out their high school friendship. Same humor, different challenges. Plus, a couple of hints about why Jolie wants to get to the bottom of murders when she's all grown up.

©2013 Elaine L. Orr (P)2017 Elaine L. Orr
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  • Book 0.5

    • Jolie and Scoobie High School Misadventures

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mysteries, Book 0.5
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Jolie Gentil's parents leave her with Aunt Madge for her junior year so they can "work things out" in their marriage, she's angry. She knows no one at Ocean Alley High School. Some kids snub her, but she makes friends with irreverent Scoobie. He's quirky and fun, but he's skipped school and smoked pot in the past, so people avoid him.You've met Jolie and Scoobie as crime-solving adults. Check out their high school friendship.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 1

    • Appraisal for Murder

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      3 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Jolie Gentil moves to Great Aunt Madge's bed and breakfast at the Jersey shore, taking her cat, Jazz, and joining Madge's pair of prune-eating dogs. Jolie does not view this as a retreat, just a smart change. She had no idea her life was about to get even more complicated. Jolie is reestablishing friendships with Scoobie and Ramona, dodging low-level wise guy Pedone, and (oops!) finding a dead body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New version of the audio available

    • By Elaine L. Orr on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Rekindling Motives

    • Jolie Gentil, Book 2
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Jolie Gentil gets tapped for some appraisal work at 10th reunion of her Ocean Alley High School class. When appraising the vacant Tillotson-Fisher house, she finds the skeleton of Richard Tillotson hidden in an antique attic wardrobe. He vanished just after his sister married his business partner in 1929. Jolie sees a link to the Fisher family's Prohibition era business and works with friends Scoobie and Ramona to gather clues from old photo albums and ledgers. The photo albums lead her to Mary Doris Milner, Richard's girlfriend, who has fond memories of him and is certain of who murdered him. But, there was nothing to link her suspect to the murder then, and he's long dead himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun historical treat!

    • By Christina on 05-12-16

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  • Book 3

    • When the Carny Comes to Town, Volume 3

    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Jolie never liked the idea of sitting on the plank above the dunk tank for the food pantry's fundraiser at the carnival. Even so, she never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would leave him battling for his life. Scoobie's ex-con mother shows up and there's a murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing a lot more than appraising real estate, though even that is complicated by home burglars. Jolie reluctantly seeks help from her nemesis - reporter George Winters - and tries to stay a step ahead of a kidnapper and murderer so she can take charge of her world again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Things get personal to Jolie

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-17-17

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Trouble on the Doorstep

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Volume 5
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    From Hurricane Sandy to B&B repairs to Aunt Madge's wedding in three weeks. If Jolie can handle that surely she can deal with a sobbing woman who shows up at midnight. When the next morning Jolie learns that Pooki's husband is missing and his partner is dead, it seems there may be a connection to some shady hurricane repairs at Ocean Alley's senior complex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting Jolie Gentil book

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-03-17

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  • Book 6

    • Behind the Walls

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    It's fun to buy a house. Unless, there is something hidden behind the walls and someone wants it. Someone who is willing to kill for it. Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar, but the guy she's most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. In between appraising houses and planning a fund-raiser for the food pantry (can you say liquid string contest?), Jolie, Scoobie, and friends need to figure who left a cache of jewelry behind the walls in her house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book for walking

    • By GrannieKassie on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Vague Images

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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    Bad enough that Jolie ends up in the Emergency Room because she tried to avoid hitting a deer. Worse to find a dead woman in the hospital restroom. Jolie is on the lookout for a runaway teenager and whoever planted the dead hospital budget cutter in her path. Just when Jolie's ready to leave the murder investigation to the police, she gets a surprise - and it's not a good one. Will her need to know see her hurt - or worse?

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  • Book 8

    • Ground to a Halt

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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    When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. It seems a potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding. The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping.

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  • Book 9

    • Holidays in Ocean Alley: Special to the Jolie Gentil Series

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 9
    • By: Elaine L. Orr
    • Narrated by: Christopher Bateson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Opening your apartment door to see a woman sliding down it is distressing. Especially when that woman has a knife in her chest. How could a murderer be roaming the halls in the middle of the night? After all the times she has encouraged Jolie to mind her own business, Aunt Madge has had a change of heart. It's Jolie's boyfriend Scoobie Madge turns to help her figure out who the murderer is.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 10

    • The Unexpected Resolution

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 10
    • By: Elaine L. Orr
    • Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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    Scoobie never knew much about his family - and after the way he grew up, who could blame him for liking it that way? A 9-1-1 call during the wedding changes everything. Suddenly, Jolie has to help Scoobie figure out what he wants to know and determine who seems to want someone in his family dead. Knowing more about Scoobie's past could change their future together. But a special wedding arrival may cause even more complications.

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