J. J. Cook

(aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)

SWEET PEPPER FIRE BRIGADE MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Stella Griffin, Fire Chief, & Ex Fire Chief Eric Gamlyn (as in deceased!), Tennessee

  1. That Old Flame of Mine    ’13
  2. Playing with Fire    ’14
  3. In Hot Water    ’15
  4. Sweet Pepper Hero    ’16

Hero’s Journey (Novella after Playing with Fire)   ’13

BISCUIT BOWL FOOD TRUCK MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Zoe Chase, Food Truck Chef & Owner, Mobile, Alabama

  1. Death on Eat Street    ’14
  2. Fry Another Day     ’15
  3. Fat Tuesday Fricassee    ’15

Gator Bowl    ’15 (prequel novella)

Written as Joyce and Jim Lavene:

MISSING PIECES MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Dae O’Donnell, Mayor, Finder of Lost, North Carolina

  1. A Timely Vision    ’10
  2. A Touch of Gold   ’11
  3. A Spirited Gift    ’11
  4. A Haunting Dream    ’12
  5. A Finder’s Fee    ’13
  6. Dae’s Christmas Past    ’14
  7. A Watery Death    ’15

RENAISSANCE FAIRE MYSTERY Series:

  1. Wicked Weaves     ’08
  2. Ghastly Glass     ’09
  3. Deadly Daggers    ’10
  4. Harrowing Hats    ’11
  5. Treacherous Toys    ’12
  6. Murderous Matrimony   ’13
  7. Bewitching Boots    ’14
  8. Fatal Fairies    ’15

Perilous Pranks   ’13 (Novella)

PEGGY LEE GARDEN MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Peggy Lee, the Potting Shed Garden Shop Owner

  1. Pretty Poison   ’05
  2. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree   ’06
  3. Poisoned Petals   ’07
  4. Perfect Poison     ’08
  5. A Corpse for Yew     ’09
  6. A Thyme to Die   ’13
  7. Lethal Lily    ’14
  8. Killing Weeds    ’15

Buried by Buttercups    ’12  (Novella)

PUMPKIN PATCH MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Sarah Tucker, Lawyer, Returns to Family Farm, Misty River, Virginia

  1. Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About   ’15

PURPLE DOOR DETECTIVE AGENCY MYSTERY Series:

Main Characters: Sunshine Merryweather, Witch, Owner of Purple Door Detective Agency and Aine, Spirit, Norfolk, Virginia

  1. Be My Banshee    ’15

TAXI FOR THE DEAD PARANORMAL MYSTERY
Series:

Main Character: Skye Mertz, Ex-Police Officer, Driver of Abe’s Taxi for the Dead, Nashville

  1. Undead by Morning    ’14 (Novella)
  2. Broken Hearted Ghoul    ’14
  3. Dead Girl Blues    ’15 

RETIRED WITCHES MYSTERY Series:

Main Characters: Molly & Elsie, Witches, Run a Curio Shop, Wilmington, North Carolina

  1. Spell Booked    ’14
  2. Looking for Mr. Good Witch    ’15

PET PSYCHIC MYSTERY Series:

Main Character: Mary Catherine, Radio Show Pet Psychic, Runs Animal Shelter

  1. The Telltale Turtle    ’08

STOCK CAR RACING MYSTERY Series:

Main Characters: Ruby & Glad Wysznewski, NASCAR Enthusiasts

  1. Swapping Paint ’07
  2. Hooked Up     ’08

SHERIFF SHARYN HOWARD MYSTERY Series: 

  1. Last Dance   ’00
  2. One Last Goodbye   ’00
  3. The Last to Remember   ’01
  4. Until Our Last Embrace   ’01
  5. For the Last Time   ’02
  6. Dreams Don’t Last   ’00
  7. Last Fires Burning    ‘03
  8. Glory’s Last Victim   ’04
  9. Last Rites   ’04
  10. Last One Down   ’05
  11. Before the Last Lap   ’05
  12. The First Shall Be Last   ’07

NON FICTION:

The Everything Guide to Writing A Novel    ’04

Written as Ellie Grant:

PIE IN THE SKY MYSTERIES:

Main Character: Maggie Grady, Pie Shop Employee (Aunt’s shop) North Carolina

  1. Plum Deadly   ’13
  2. Treacherous Tart    ’14  (Christmas)

Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)Sweet Pepper Hero

Fat Tuesday Fricassee by J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)Fat Tuesday Fricassee 

Fry Another Day by J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
Fry Another Day

In Hot Water by J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
In Hot Water

Death on Eat Street by J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
Death on Eat Street

Playing with Fire by J. J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
Playing with Fire

That Old Flame of Mine by J. J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
That Old Flame of Mine

Looking for Mr. Good Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant)
Looking for Mr. Good Witch

Be My Banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant)Be My Banshee

Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant)Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About

Fatal Fairies by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant)Fatal Fairies

A Watery Death by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant)A Watery Death

Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J. J. Cook & Ellie Grant)
Spell Booked

Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & J.J. Cook)
Treacherous Tart