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"Readers are going to fall hard for sweet Melody Shore, who puts the “fun” back in funerals. Her misadventures at Peaceful Rest at first make it hard for this new employee to urn her new job, but she’s a resourceful sleuth—with a cute vintage wardrobe and plenty of interesting characters to help her, so it’s not long before Melody is digging up many buried clues and making a difference in her small town. Many bouquets of flowers to Carole Lynn Jones for creating these entertaining stories."     ~Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries

Fast-paced and rollickingly hilarious, This New Job’s Murder will keep you chuckling and turning the page from beginning to end. Only a comedic talent like Carole Lynn Jones could make working in a funeral home so much fun! I can’t wait to see what Melody Shore’s next adventure will be. ~~Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series.


Meet Melody Shore, a sassy, calamity-prone millennial who leaves her legal secretary career in Pittsburgh to work as a funeral assistant. She's trying her best to send the dearly departed off to a “peaceful rest” back in her hometown of Pleasantview. Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tries, she can’t seem to keep herself out of the crosshairs of murder. Join Melody as she buries her past, digs for clues, and unearths small-town secrets. This New Job's Murder is a collection of five short cozy mysteries by Carole Lynn Jones.

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-39-8 softcover $12.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-41-1 Epub  $6.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-42-8 audio book

ISBN:13: 978-1-970151-30-5 hardback $17.99

Pg Count: 186 pages

Released July 18th, 2022

Carole Lynn Jones


Carole Lynn Jones is the author of the Melody Shore Mysteries. "Writing is like solving a crime," she says.  "You crack open the case, expose the motives and then create a story that whistles in the dark." When she isn’t writing cozy mysteries, Carole spends her days and sometimes nights formatting legal documents for a large law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the current treasurer of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Married to her high school sweetheart, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking the many bike trails of Western Pennsylvania, and telling her cat Elvis to get off the keyboard. Find her online at @CaroleJonesy

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