About the Author...
Jennifer Berg is an American mystery writer from the Pacific Northwest. Her Elliott Bay Mystery series is set in 1950s Seattle and currently features three books, The Charlatan Murders, The Blue Pearl Murders, and The Hatbox Murders. She is also the author of The Jazz Club Mysteries—set in San Diego during the 1940s, and her short story, "Schemes in the Dark," was published in California Schemin’—Bouchercon Anthology 2020.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Crime Writers Association, and Mystery Writers of America, where she served on the board of the Southern California Chapter. She earned a BA in History from the University of Washington and spent much of the last twenty years in San Diego.
Jennifer currently lives in a small town in Bavaria, Germany.
About the Books...
The Elliott Bay Mysteries
The Charlatan Murders (2021)
The Blue Pearl Murders (2022)
The Hatbox Murders (2023)
The Charlatan Murders
When a wealthy matriarch dies under questionable circumstances, Inspector Michael Riggs is assigned to the high-profile case. Riggs is determined to prove himself, but the dead woman’s family closes ranks, and Riggs soon learns that even his police chief expects him to fail. Refusing to let the case go cold, Riggs follows the clues to the dead woman’s estranged daughter-in-law, Victoria. Victoria is an unlikely society wife who evokes strong emotions within the family. Riggs needs more time, but when a second body is found in an upscale penthouse, the chief decides to pull Riggs from the case. Racing against the clock, Riggs teams up with Victoria—a gamble that could solve the case—unless Victoria is the killer.
The Blue Pearl Murders
November, 1956 Seattle
A couple witness a murder in their suburban neighborhood. Inspector Riggs identifies the victim as Loretta Newcastle, a local art critic who should have been at the neighbor’s dinner party at the time of her murder. Loretta was the art community's newest sensation, and she had a long list of admirers and enemies, including her soon-to-be ex-husband, a jealous museum director, and a pompous art dealer.
Victoria has been burned by the press before, but when the murderer proves difficult to find, she agrees to help Inspector Riggs solve the case—provided can keep her name out of the newspapers. But the sleuthing turns Victoria’s love life upside-down, and when another artist is found dead, Victoria must dive into the world of wealthy art collectors, poets, and jealous lovers to reconstruct what really happened on the night Loretta was murdered.
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