Jesus Creek mysteries

The Jesus Creek mysteries are now available as ebooks. There’s a summary of each book a little farther down this page.   For those who want quick answers, the order of books in the series is:
All The Great Pretenders
All The Crazy Winters
All The Dark Disguises
All The Hungry Mothers
All The Deadly Beloved
All The Blood Relations
All The Dirty Cowards

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ALL THE GREAT PRETENDERS
People keep disappearing from Twin Elms Inn, and innkeeper Kate Yancy must cope with a beauty-queen chambermaid, a religious-fanatic cook, a handful of eccentric guests, and a yard full of reporters. As the tiny town of Jesus Creek prepares for a Sesquicentennial celebration, murder becomes the biggest event of all.
“A delightful mystery from a promising new writer.”–Sharyn McCrumb.

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ALL THE CRAZY WINTERS
First there’s the spectacular blaze that totals the antebellum home of genealogist Oliver Host. Then the appalling murder of librarian Estelle Carhart, a lady too softhearted even to collect fines for overdue books. Delia Cannon, a library volunteer and something of a genealogist herself, suspects a connection between the crimes and begins quietly to investigate. She doesn’t yet realize that she already knows too much for her own good — or that she and little Jesus Creek, Tennessee are in for trouble galore….

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ALL THE DARK DISGUISES
The police have warned Jesus Creek folk that the town is on the Night Terror’s itinerary, but thanks to the confabulations over the imminent St. Patrick’s Day celebration, no one has time to stew over a madman who kills pretty blondes. The only immediate consequence is that clever Kay — Jesus Creek poet, waitress, and purveyor of cosmetics — seizes the opportunity to promote her Lady Mystique Bashful Brunette hair color. But when she finds a pentagram and the words You Next carved into her front door, Kay feels the chill of the hunted.
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ALL THE HUNGRY MOTHERS
Aliens…paranoid old ladies…demonic possession…haunted houses…you name it. Fledgling nanny Janet Ayres can’t quite believe this nutty Southern enclave or the hectic disarray that reigns in her employer’s antebellum mansion, which also serves as a secret shelter for victims of domestic violence. Without sacrificing a scintilla of the wit and novelistic skill that her fans cherish, Deborah Adams spins out a mystery of truly horrific dimensions, a chiller about the secret life of one American family.

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…a quietly powerful case study which shows us just how easy it is for battering, whether emotional or physical, to occur right before our very eyes. Adams’ blend of humor and suspense strikes just the right note; never didactic, but educating while entertaining.
—Dean James, co-author of By A Woman’s Hand

“It was, I believe, Samuel Goldwyn, movie mogul, who said if he wanted to deliver a message, he would use Western Union. A wise decision on his part, but then he apparently did not know anyone as talented as Deborah Adams, who delivers her message with both humor and compassion in an excellent novel.” ~~ Criminal Record

This ebook contains additional material, including an introduction by the author.


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ALL THE DEADLY BELOVED
Welcome back to Jesus Creek, Tennessee — this time as seen through the eyes of Police Chief Reb Gassler as he tries to solve the brutal murder of a real angel, Patrice Gentry, nurse at the retirement center and wife of the community’s newest tom cat. Along the way, Reb deals with the eccentric town folk he is sworn to protect, a young female officer who’s a little too gung-ho for her own good, police cars that only run when they want to, an upcoming election in which one of the candidates wants to build a landing pad for UFOs, and another deputy so wrapped up in wedding plans that he might as well not even report to work.
“Deborah Adams’ wit and whimsy sparkle in her latest All The.” ~~ Booked for Murder

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ALL THE BLOOD RELATIONS

For Meredith Bradley, Jesus Creek’s most successful businesswoman, life has been no bed of roses, even though she’s the proprietor of the Back Door Florist shop. While other Jesus Creekers are partying at the grand opening of her daughter-in-law’s New Age tea room, Meredith Bradley is murdered. Who did it? And why? Warmhearted cop Kay Martin hasn’t a clue. Perhaps Meredith’s illegitimate daughter is the culprit. Perhaps members of the mysterious Brotherhood of Strength. Or one of the mayor’s extraterrestrial friends. With Chief Reb Gassler gone fishing and the rest of the J.C.P.D. a tad short on brains, Kay has a hard row to hoe as she searches for the killer.
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“Jesus Creek, Tennessee, is so vividly drawn that I feel as if I can take a stroll through town.” ~~ Joan Hess
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ALL THE DIRTY COWARDS

After the disastrous Northfield Raid, Jesse James began a new life in Tennessee. The man known to those in the Plant community as Mr. Howard was kind, generous, and timid. When the circuit preacher couldn’t make it to town, Jesse sometimes preached the sermon. Once in a while, he may have ridden over to neighboring Jesus Creek…

Dan McClain bought the old Vickers farm hoping to find a peaceful retreat in Jesus Creek, Tennessee, but the town’s unique reality hits home when skeletons start popping up in McClain’s yard, followed by the murder of a beloved local resident. Are the crimes connected? Amateur sleuth and genealogist Delia Cannon is determined to unearth the answer. As ghostly remnants of a long ago murder linger in the shadow of present day tragedy, Delia’s passion for truth draws the attention of a killer who isn’t about to let a decades-old crime come to light.

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“Deceptively labeled ‘comedic mysteries’ the Jesus Creek novels have always carried an extra layer of meaning.” — Quantum South Literary Reviews

This ebook contains additional material, including an introduction by the author.