Who Shot the Serif?
(Hand Lettering Mystery)
by Jessa Archer
About Who Shot the Serif?
Who Shot the Serif? (Hand Lettering Mystery)
1st in Series
Independently Published (July 7, 2019)
Paperback: 218 pages
Digital ASIN: B07TBL3TTV
When Jamie Lang finds one of her hand lettered quotes on the window of her shop, Flourish, with a hole shot through a serif, she knows someone’s trying to drive her business into red ink. Jamie confronts Earleen Culp, the ruthless owner of the local stationery shop, in front of the most popular breakfast spot in the small town of Cedar Valley. Of course, Earleen professes shock and innocence, so when she’s found dead in front of Jamie’s home the next morning, Jamie becomes the prime suspect.
Jamie’s one cross-stroke short of acquittal, and even her best friend has her doubts. But Jamie’s not the only one in town with a motive for wanting Earleen silenced for good. To clear her name, Jamie’s going to need every last drop of ink in her quill.
With the hot police chief Ridge, and her makeup artist friend Nora on her side, she’s prepared to go out with a flourish if that’s what it takes to catch the real murderer. She’s desperate to save her hand lettering business, but will her quest lead her right into a killer’s snare?
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The quirky title drew me to this book, I loved the play on words for the title- Serif instead of Sheriff given that Jamie Lang does hand lettered quotes. Jamie Lang own Flourish – a shop where she creates hand lettered quotes prints etc, and she discovers one of her hand lettered quotes on the front door of the store full of holes, she believes her rival, Earleen Culp is responsible. In the local bistro later that morning she has row with Earleen which ended with Jamie basically saying to her ‘if you don’t stop I will stop you’. Well you can bet your bottom dollar that Earleen turned up dead after that exchange! Jamie literally stumbles over Earleens dead body on her doorstep the next morning!
There were a host of suspects that Jamie thought has killed her, but since Jamie herself was a suspect since her gun was missing and Earlnee was shot, Jamie takes it upon herself to find the killer and prove her innocence. I really enjoyed this book and the who-dunnit had me guessing all along with Jamie as she narrowed it down.
About Jessa Archer
Jessa Archer writes sweet, funny, warm-hearted cozy mysteries because she loves a good puzzle and can’t stand the sight of blood. Her characters are witty, adventurous, and crafty in the nicest way. You’ll find her sleuths hand lettering inspirational quotes, trying to lower golf handicaps, enjoying a scone at a favorite teashop, knitting a sweater, or showing off a dramatic side in local theater.
Jessa’s done many things in her long career, including a stint as a journalist and practicing law. But her favorite job is spinning mysteries. She loves playing small town sleuth and transporting readers to a world where the scones are delicious, wine pairs with hand lettering, and justice always prevails.
Jessa Archer Web Page: https://www.jessaarcher.com/home.html
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