When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out
power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its
owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly
injured. A potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding. The normal
routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is
interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and
Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to learn who's telling the
truth and how far the thugs will go to find what they want. Only solving the puzzle
will keep Jolie safe, protect a vulnerable Iraq war vet, and make sure everyone stays
alive. But if Jolie
keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie may grind to a halt.
Ground to a Halt
 Eighth in the Jolie Gentil Series
Review I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Oftentimes, when a series grows to 8 books, the
author has settled into a formulaic rut, where book after book is essentially the same characters
doing the same things...this is NOT the case for Elaine Orr. Elisabeth on Amazon

Praise for the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
As a librarian, I'll recommend this series to readers who want a good story without too much
gore or sex...the right mix of humor, mystery and just a light touch of romance. Carolyn Branch,
Amazon, July 3, 2013

Engaging Mysteries Minus the "Yuck" Factor. I may be a wimp who doesn't like my
reading all mucked up with gore and guts, but I also like characters who are more grown up
and engaged with real life  C. Nisaragi, Amazon, July 17, 2013