By Jill Orr

June 2019

Paperback | $16
ISBN 978-1-94555-144-4
Hardcover | $25.95
ISBN 978-1-94555-146-8
Ebook also available
ISBN 978-1-945551-45-1

Pre-order links coming soon!

ALSO BY JILL ORR

The Bad Break
A Riley Ellison Mystery
April 2017
Paperback ISBN 978-1-938849-91-6
ebook ISBN 978-1-938849-92-3
The Good Byline
A Riley Ellison Mystery
April 2018
Paperback ISBN 978-1-938849-91-6
ebook ISBN 978-1-938849-92-3

Events

Fall For the Book Festival 2018
October 10-13
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
4441 George Mason Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030

Check out the full event calendar on Jill’s site HERE

As Riley covers a shocking double murder in her hometown, she’s confronted with things that are not what they seem to be—and people who aren’t either.

There’s been a shocking double murder in Tuttle Corner, Virginia, involving high-profile players from Washington D.C. This brings national attention—and big-city competition for the story—to junior reporter Riley Ellison’s little corner of the world. Beloved café owner Rosalee is the prime suspect in the violent crimes, but she insists on her innocence. In exchange for protection, Rosalee gives Riley and her fellow reporter Holman exclusive information that incriminates a powerful person.

Meanwhile, Personal Romance Concierge™ Regina H. is back, offering once-again-single Riley not just online dating expertise but also a new subscription self-care service that promises such benefits as “the sensation of emotional bravery on a micromolecular level.”

Riley and Holman eventually begin to wonder if Rosalee is telling the truth. They head down separate investigative paths until one of them finds the truth… and one of them finds the killer.

This third installment in the Riley Ellison mystery series is rich with all the suspense, humor, small-town charm, and captivating characters that made the first two books a hit with critics and fans alike.

About the Author

Jill Orr is the author ofThe Good Byline andThe Bad Break. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, Orr lives in Columbia, Missouri, with her husband and two children. The Ugly Truth is her third novel. Learn more at jillorrauthor.com

Want to hear more from Jill? Check out her interview about the Riley Ellison series here, and another on The Bad Break here.

Praise for The Bad Break

“By actually capturing the unique voice of a generation, Orr brings something out of the ordinary and elusive to so many.” — BookTrib (check out BookTrib’s great Q&A with Jill here)

“The small town nature of this mystery, with the requisite fish-bowl local politics, relationships, and grudges, makes it perfect for cozy lovers who want something more modern. Readers will enjoy Riley’s humor and determination even when things turn sad.” — Booklist 

“The laughs keep coming.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Riley is back and just as hilarious as remembered…Riley Ellison will continue to make us laugh for years to come – because she just loves life. And we love her.” —BOLO Books (a rave review!)

“A ray of sunshine cloaked in a mystery. Orr is one to watch—the best humorous mystery writer around, with a voice all her own.”
Laura McHugh, internationally bestselling author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood

“Here comes Riley Ellison, the journalist-slash-hero we need right now. She solves murders! She writes obits! She lets a really cute guy get away but she’ll survive! I loved this fresh page-turner—it’s fun, funny, and moves like lightning. Jill Orr has created a complex plot and complex contemporary characters that make murder quite delightful. Can’t wait for the next in the series.”
Lian Dolan, Satellite Sister and author of the bestselling novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife

“Deft at imbuing her pop-off-the-page characters with both humor and heart, Jill Orr also spins a gem of a twisty mystery that will leave readers breathless as they chase a huge (and dangerous) headline with Tuttle Corner’s sassy, scrappy new star reporter, Riley Ellison. Utterly delightful—don’t miss this one, y’all!”
LynDee Walker, Agatha Award–nominated author of Lethal Lifestyles and Front Page Fatality

Praise for The Good Byline

“Orr’s debut mystery is a fun romp populated with peculiar characters. Recommend to new adult fans or admirers of Janet Evanovich’s “Stephanie Plum” capers.”
Library Journal 

“Full of heart…this career of Riley’s could certainly have her solving crimes for years to come. For now, Jill Orr has put pure joy on the page with The Good Byline.”
BOLO Books

“While Ellison, a recently dumped, obituary loving, pseudo-librarian is an unlikely heroine, the character is brilliantly written.”
 Inside Columbia

“Who knew obituaries could be this much fun?”
Gretchen Archer, USA TODAY–bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series

“Jill Orr’s delightful, laugh-out-loud debut is the perfect mix of mystery, humor, and romance, anchored by an endearing heroine you can’t help but root for. A fun, fast-paced read with a satisfying mystery at its heart. Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich.”
Laura McHugh, award-winning author of Arrowood and The Weight of Blood

“An extremely fun read! Regina H., Personal Romance Concierge, may be my favorite new literary character of the decade.”
Anne Flett-Giordano, author of Marry, Kiss, Kill and Emmy-winning writer of the TV shows Mom, Frasier, and Desperate Housewives

The Good Byline is a blast of fresh air. It arrives just in time to live out its destiny as a pitch-perfect summer read.”
 Columbia Daily Tribune

“In this irresistible page-turner, Jill Orr delivers a funny, smartly written mystery featuring a charming heroine and appealing setting. I can’t wait to join Millennial Riley Ellison on future adventures—and misadventures!”
Ellen Byron, author of Body on the Bayou and Plantation Shudders