The Good Byline: A Riley Ellison Mystery (Paperback)

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"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

"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

"Riley "Bless Her Heart" Ellison is a breath of fresh air--a funny, empathic, Millennial heroine. She kept me turning the pages well into the night."
-- Susan M. Boyer, USA TODAY-bestselling author of the Liz Talbot mystery series

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

"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

"Jill Orr will make you laugh, make you think, and steam up your reading glasses with this funny, smart, and romantic mystery debut. The Good Byline is an engaging story that will keep readers wondering whodunit and how'd-they-do-it until the very end."
-- Diane Kelly, award-winning author of the Death & Taxes and Paw Enforcement mysteries

"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

"Jill Orr's Tuttle Corner is absolutely charming, and you'll want to hang out more in this Virginian small town with Riley and her cast of friends. The methodical local reporter, Will Holman, is a standout, and here's hoping he will appear in more of Riley's mystery adventures. Fans of Hannah Dennison's Vicky Hill series will devour this debut "
-- Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of the Mas Arai and Ellie Rush mystery series

"What a fun, quirky, mystery This was exactly what I needed to comfort me during these uncertain times...I can't wait to give this to all my girlfriends for their beach vacations."
-- Whitney Berger, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City.

About the Author

Jill Orr has written features and a parenting column for COMO Living Magazine (formerly Columbia Home) in her hometown of Columbia, Missouri, for more than ten years, and her humor essays are found on her blog, An Exercise in Narcissism. The Good Byline is her first book. Learn more at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781938849916
ISBN-10: 1938849914
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 280
Language: English