December 1, 2018

The Body in the Attic by Judi Lynn - Character Guest Post

Book details
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Lyrical Underground (November 27, 2018) 
Paperback: 218 pages 
ISBN-10: 1516108396
 ISBN-13: 978-1516108398
 Digital Print Length: 280 pages 
ASIN: B07B741L6N

Book description
Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret . . .

House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage—a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes . . .

Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzi’s aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda—and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old house’s charms—and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good . . .

Meet the author - Judi Lynn
Judi Lynn received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher after attending the IPFW campus. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.

Readers can visit her website at and her blog

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Character Guest Post
Jerod Zanders from The Body in the Attic by Judi Lynn

Let me introduce myself. I’m Jerod Zanders, and I flip houses with my cousin Jazzi. She’s not the little blond brat that I used to torment when we were growing up. Now we’re business partners. More than that, she’s one of my closest friends. She gave me all kinds of grief when I went to too many bars and flirted with way too many girls in my teens and early twenties. And she’s the first one who told me that I’d found a winner when I met my Franny.

I’d have never looked twice at Franny if a friend hadn’t set us up on a double date. She wears her carrot-colored hair pulled back in a ponytail, has a face full of freckles, and gray eyes. But man, I’d never met a woman who wouldn’t put up with my B.S. and was happy to shut me down when I thought I was being Mr. Fun and Witty. Five years later, we have two kids—Gunnar, four, and Lizzie, one-and-a-half. And I’ve never been happier.

Jazzi got it in her head that everyone in our family—me and Franny and the kids, my parents, her parents, Gran, and her sister Olivia and her boyfriend—should all get together every Sunday to catch up with each other. Even better, she volunteered to cook for all of us. We toss money in the pot to help pay for the expenses, but she does all the work. And I look forward to eating at her place once a week. Now, I love my Franny, but she’s never going to win any prizes in the kitchen. Jazzi, on the other hand, has a real passion for food. I’d rather go to her place than any restaurant in town.

We work together Monday through Friday, and she packs sandwiches and chips for our lunch every day. Ansel’s included in that. He’s the contractor who works on almost every project we do. Tall. Lots of muscles. Makes ladies swoon. Looks like a Viking, but a great guy. Doesn’t have a clue how good-looking he is. Unfortunately, when he first joined our crew, Jazzi was engaged to a real control freak. It didn’t last. I defy any mortal man to try to control Jazzi for very long. But by the time she broke up with Chad, Ansel had moved in with My Way or the Highway Primadonna Emily. I’d love to see her kicked to the curb, too. But Ansel’s as loyal as his pug, George. Emily would have to kick his dog to make him leave her.

Jazzi and I just bought a stone cottage on the north side of River Bluffs to clean out and fix up. The place used to belong to Cal Juniper, a guy who was engaged to our Aunt Lynda before she left River Bluffs for New York. The house is a beauty, but when Cal died, his nephews rented it out and didn’t care what happened to it. The renter trashed it. There’s so much garbage inside, we got it on the cheap. No one wanted to shovel out all the mess. But once we fix it up, we’re going to make a good profit on it. And we can’t wait to make the old place shine like it once did. We’re ready to dig in and restore it to its former glory.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my book, The Body in the Attic. I hope readers love Jerod as much as I do.