In case you haven’t heard, the second in Jill Orr’s Riley Ellison mystery series, The Bad Break, is finally here, and readers are loving it! With praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and countless mystery readers, reviewers, and bloggers online, The Bad Break‘s warm reception is no surprise. The official launch party at Barnes & Noble in Columbia, MO was packed with parents, friends, and even some millenials. It wasn’t all speeches and signatures, though—a few wonderful fans brought a cake to celebrate!
In addition to a terrific launch event, The Bad Break has received some excellent press in the last few weeks. To start the list off, Bolo Books Review loved how “Jill Orr peppers the plot with eccentric and quirky characters – also known as suspects – who tickle the funny bone while also feeling truly authentic for the small town setting of the novel.” If you want to learn more about Jill (or if you’re new to the Riley Ellison series), this helpful Q&A with BookTrib will give you an inside-look of Jill’s writing process, and let you know why Riley Ellison keeps readers coming back for more.
To keep the praise ball rolling, the Columbia Tribune praises Jill for her “light, laugh-out-loud touch” in this great review: “Double trouble: Jill Orr Keeps the Mystery Alive in her Second Novel.” Detailing how Jill pops up at local gatherings, visits book clubs, and skypes with fans in Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida, the Tribune’s article definitely captured Jill’s commitment to her fans, and as you can see by these packed launch party photos, we think she’s doing a great job.
Jill also had the opportunity to present The Bad Break (in conversation with mystery author Fedora Amis) at the wonderful Left Bank Books in St. Louis, and was welcomed by another full house of friends and fans alike (as seen above). Couldn’t make one of the launches, and want to hear more from Jill about the latest in her Riley Ellison mystery series? Check out her interview with The Big Thrill here. And, if you’re in the Scottsdale, AZ area on April 26th, she’ll be discussing and signing The Bad Break at the always fabulous Poisoned Pen Bookstore.
As always, you can find more about Jill on her website, including a more detailed calendar of her events, but keep an eye out for this one—we have a good feeling she’ll go far!