Jessica Ellicott Books in Order (Beryl and Edwina Mysteries, Sugar Grove Mysteries…)

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Jessica Ellicott Books in Order

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Who is Jessica Ellicott?

Jessica Ellicott is a pseudonym used by Jessie Crockett (she also uses “Jessica Estevao”) who is a cozy Mystery writer from New England with a passion for historical fiction and all things British.

Ellicott most popular series are “The Beryl and Edwina Mysteries” and “The Sugar Grove Mysteries”. She’s about to launch a new one, the WPC Billie Harkness Mysteries, a brand-new WWII historical mystery series about a female police officer who risks her life to protect the home front in the British coastal city of Hull. 

Jessica Ellicott Books in Order

The Beryl and Edwina Mysteries in order

 In the lean years following World War I, brash American adventuress Beryl Helliwell and prim and proper Brit Edwina Davenport form a private inquiry agency to make ends meet, hoping that crime does indeed pay . . .

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  1. Murder in an English Village (2017) – For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep, Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate. But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl’s thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer… 
  2. Murder Flies the Coop (2018) – Sharing lodging has eased some of the financial strain on the two old school chums, but money is still tight. So when the local vicar—and pigeon-racing club president—approaches them with a private inquiry opportunity, the ladies eagerly accept. There’s been a spot of bother: the treasurer has absconded with the club’s funds and several prized birds.
  3. Murder Cuts the Mustard (2019) – Edwina’s elderly gardener Simpkins has been secretly sleeping in her potting shed after a row with his disreputable brother-in-law and housemate, Hector Lomax. When Hector is found murdered in the local churchyard, Constable Gibbs comes looking for Simpkins. Based on the sad state of her garden, Edwina has grave doubts that the shiftless Simpkins could muster the effort to murder anyone. The two sleuths throw themselves into weeding out suspects and rooting out the real killer.

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  1. Murder Comes to Call (2020) – World-renowned adventuress Beryl Helliwell cited for “reckless” motoring? Why, the very idea! Constable Gibbs just has it in for her. The solution? Charm the magistrate, of course. But days after Beryl’s appearance before the bench, she and Edwina pay a visit to the magistrate only to find his home ransacked and the man himself lying dead at the bottom of a grand staircase.
  2. Murder in an English Glade (2021) – When a member of the Walmsley Parva upper crust, Constance Maitland, seeks to hire Beryl and Edwina for a sham investigation into an alleged dalliance by her sister-in-law Ursula to quell potentially scandalous accusations by an unstable cousin, it is with mixed feelings that they agree to pose as guests at her home, Maitland Park. But when the painter suspected of having an affair with Ursula is found strangled beside his easel in a glade, the pretense turns into a genuine murder inquiry.
  3. Murder Through the English Post (2022) – A series of anonymous accusations sent via post have set friend against friend and neighbor against neighbor. In her new position as magistrate, Edwina has already had to settle one dispute that led to fisticuffs. Even Beryl has received a poison pen letter, and while she finds its message preposterous and laughable, others are taking the missives to heart. Their headstrong housekeeper Beddoes is ready to resign and one villager has attempted to take her own life.

The Sugar Grove Mysteries in Order

Meet Dani Greene—a fourth-generation maple syrup maker dealing with a first-class troublemaker… Published under the name Jessica Crockett.

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  1. Drizzled with Death (2013) – The annual pre-Thanksgiving pancake-eating contest is a big event in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. It’s sponsored by the Sap Bucket Brigade, aka the firefighters auxiliary, and the Greene family farm provides the syrup. But when obnoxious outsider Alanza Speedwell flops face first into a stack of flapjacks during the contest, Greener Pastures’ syrup falls under suspicion.
  2. Maple Mayhem (2014) – Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn’t stuck in the past. She’s starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Lemieux—and when a saboteur starts targeting supporters, everyone suspects Frank. But it turns out they’re barking up the wrong tree when Dani finds Frank murdered in his own sugarhouse. 
  3. A Sticky Situation (2015) – Aunt Hazel isn’t exactly sweet, but she’s not the only one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town’s Opera House, but their contractor Russ Collins seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. And his latest one is killer.

The Change of Fortune Mysteries in Order

Published under the pen name Jessica Estevao.

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  1. Whispers Beyond the Veil (2016) – Canada, 1898. The only life Ruby Proulx has ever known is that of a nomad, traveling across the country with her snake-oil salesman father. After one of her father’s medical “miracles” goes deadly wrong, Ruby evades authorities by hiding in the seaside resort town of Old Orchard, Maine, where her estranged aunt, Honoria, owns the Hotel Belden, a unique residence that caters to Spiritualists. But Ruby’s plan begins to crumble after a psychic investigator checks into the hotel and senses Ruby is hiding more than she’s letting on.
  2. Whispers of Warning (2017) – Ruby Proulx is starting to settle in at the Belden, her aunt Honoria’s seaside hotel. When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a monthlong stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expands outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to fight for women’s rights. When a dangerous act of sabotage is carried out and a body is found floating in the pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to find answers— and in the process learns that her new friend has been hiding some deadly secrets of her own…

Other mysteries

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  1. Live Free Or Die (2010) – A Granite State Mystery. Life in tiny Winslow Falls, New Hampshire is pretty darn good until an arsonist decides to ruin everyone’s Christmas. The way volunteer fire chief Gwen Fifield sees it, her life in rural New Hampshire is as good as it can be. Sure, she’s gained twenty pounds and her property taxes have skyrocketed, but her basement didn’t flood this year and the general store started delivering pizza.
    All things considered, Gwen’s got no complaints….that is until she finds a body sizzled like a sausage in the smoldering remains of the Winslow Falls museum.
  2. Death in a Blackout (2022) – A WPC Billie Harkness Mystery. 1940. Britain is at war. Rector’s daughter Wilhelmina Harkness longs to do her duty for her country, but when her strict mother forbids her to enlist, their bitter argument has devasting consequences. Unable to stay in the village she loves, Wilhelmina – reinventing herself as Billie – spends everything she has on a one-way ticket up north. The last thing Billie expects on her first evening in Hull, however, is to be caught in the city’s first air raid – or to stumble across the body of a young woman, suspiciously untouched by debris.

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