Dust Bunnies & Dead Bodies by Janis Thornton

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Dust Bunnies & Dead Bodies
by Janis Thornton

I liked Dust Bunnies & Dead Bodies because it was a quirky and fun small town mystery… This mystery had a good story and very interesting plot twists, which made it an enjoyable read.

This first is a new series and sure to hit your funny spot. The characters are fun and likeable and the story line is captivating and moving.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Thornton takes the reader down a number of paths to find the answers to these and other questions as the body count rises in a small town. Not always believable-this is fiction after all-this was a fun read.
~Darla King Series

Janis Thornton may be a debut author of cozy mystery, but she writes like a seasoned pro. I loved her quirky characters and fun, small-town establishments so much that I couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter to see where the investigation would lead Crystal next.
~Author Traci Andrighetti’s Blog

Dust Bunnies and Dead Bodies centers around the adventures of Crystal Cropper, editor of the town newspaper in Elmwood, Indiana. When Crystal finds her BFF Gertie near death, she knows she must use her skills to find her attacker. Throw in a beloved football coach who has a history of winning teams at any cost and all of the Thornton’s small-town characters and you have a cozy mystery at it’s finest! .
~Teresa Trent – Author of the Pecan Bayou Mysteries

This book is filled with both humor and mystery. The author creates wonderful and loveable characters. I’m already a member of Crystal’s fan club!
~Socrates Book Reviews

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(An Elmwood Confidential Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Publisher: Cup of Tea Books,
An Imprint of PageSpring Publishing (October 15, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 3659 KB
Print Length: 286 pages


When it comes to murder, forget the butler . . . it’s the housekeeper who knows where the bodies are buried.

Small-town newspaper editor Crystal Cropper never takes “no” for an answer, hates to be called a “senior citizen,” and uses the power of her pen to expose corruption in her small town.

Cleaning lady Gertie has a knack for sweeping skeletons out of closets—which makes her one of Crystal’s best informants. But Gertie’s latest hot tip has landed her in a coma, courtesy of an unknown assailant.

Now Crystal must follow the trail of dirt and gossip right to the doorsteps of several prominent local families to solve a decade-old murder and the disappearance of a young boy . . .


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About This Author

Janis Thornton is a freelance writer, personal historian, and award-winning journalist. She is the author of two local history books, Images of America: Tipton County and Images of America: Frankfort. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Indiana Writers Center, Association of Personal Historians, and the Midwest Writers Workshop Planning Committee. She lives in a small Indiana town not unlike Elmwood. Dust Bunnies and Dead Bodies is her debut cozy mystery.


Author Links

Website and blog: www.janis-thornton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janis.thornton.96?ref=tn_tnmn
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October 15 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

October 16 – Books-n-Kisses – Review

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October 18 – Darla King Series – Review

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October 20 – deal sharing aunt – Interview

October 21 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Guest Post

October 22 – Traci Andrighetti’s blog – Review

October 23 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

October 24 – Teresa Trent Author Site – Review, Interview

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October 28 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview

October 29 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review

October 30 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post

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