Elaine L. Orr

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Elaine L. Orr

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Elaine L. Orr writes three mystery series, the eleven-book Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, the three-book River's Edge series, and the soon-to-be two book Logland series.

The Jolie Gentil series is set at the Jersey shore. Behind the Walls was a finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards.

The first book in Elaine's River's Edge cozy mystery series, From Newsprint to Footprints, debuted in late fall 2015, followed by Demise of a Devious Neighbor. The latter was a Chanticleer finalist in 2018. The fictional South County sits along the Des Moines River in Southeast Iowa. The third book in the series, Demise of a Devious Suspect, will be out in October 2018.

In 2016, Elaine issued Tip a Hat to Murder, first in the Logland mystery series. Set in small-town Illinois, its protagonist is a police chief rather than an amateur sleuth. The Final Cycle will be out in December 2018.

Elaine also writes plays and novellas, including Falling Into Place and In the Shadow of Light. Biding Time was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's first fiction contest, in 1993, and her play, Permission to Hope, was part of the Bethesda, MD Plays in Progress series in 1989. The one-act, Common Ground, is a story of three couples planning big moves -- with a twist.

Elaine conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics. Nonfiction includes Words to Write By: Getting Your Thoughts on Paper and Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year’s Resolutions to Work. She also conducts online courses on writing and publishing for Teachable.

Thought her degrees are in government, Elaine studied writing at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University School of Continuing Education, the Writer's Center of Bethesda, Maryland, and the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival. A member of Sisters in Crime and the Indiana Writers’ Center, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994. You can find her each October at the Magna Cum Murder Conference in Indianapolis.

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Books 21
Member Since Aug 2017
Profession Author and Online Teacher
Country United States
Born 14 August
Genre Mysteries, Romantic Suspense

Elaine L. Orr Books

Demise of a Devious Suspect (River's Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 3) Demise of a Devious Suspect (River's Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 3) Amazon View Detail
Demise of a Devious Neighbor: A River's Edge Cozy Mystery (River's Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 2) Demise of a Devious Neighbor: A River's Edge Cozy Mystery (River's Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 2) Amazon View Detail
Jolie Gentil Translates to Trouble: Boxed Set: Books: Four - Six (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series) Jolie Gentil Translates to Trouble: Boxed Set: Books: Four - Six (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series) Amazon View Detail
Ocean Alley Adventures : Boxed Set: Books 1 - 3 (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 0) Ocean Alley Adventures : Boxed Set: Books 1 - 3 (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 0) Amazon View Detail
In the Shadow of Light In the Shadow of Light Amazon View Detail
Underground in Ocean Alley (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) Underground in Ocean Alley (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 11) Amazon View Detail
Trouble on the Doorstep (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) Trouble on the Doorstep (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 5) Amazon View Detail
Falling Into Place Falling Into Place Amazon View Detail
When the Carny Comes to Town When the Carny Comes to Town Amazon View Detail
Any Port in a Storm Any Port in a Storm Amazon View Detail
Rekindling Motives (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) Rekindling Motives (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) Amazon View Detail
The Unexpected Resolution (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) The Unexpected Resolution (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) Amazon View Detail
Holidays in Ocean Alley: Ninth in the Jolie Gentil Series (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) Holidays in Ocean Alley: Ninth in the Jolie Gentil Series (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) Amazon View Detail
Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Amazon View Detail
Tip a Hat to Murder (Logland Mystery Series Book 1) Tip a Hat to Murder (Logland Mystery Series Book 1) Amazon View Detail
Words to Write By:  Putting Your Thoughts on Paper Words to Write By: Putting Your Thoughts on Paper Amazon View Detail
William Orr and Jennie Adams: Lawrence and Jasper County Missouri Families William Orr and Jennie Adams: Lawrence and Jasper County Missouri Families Amazon View Detail
Searching for Secrets: Author Preferred Edition Searching for Secrets: Author Preferred Edition Amazon View Detail
Common Ground: A Play in One Act Common Ground: A Play in One Act Amazon View Detail
Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work Amazon View Detail
George Orr and Elizabeth Brown: Aghadowey, Ireland, and Missouri George Orr and Elizabeth Brown: Aghadowey, Ireland, and Missouri Amazon View Detail

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