Jill Orr is the author of the Riley Ellison mystery series, which has been called "delightfully comic" and "highly amusing" by Publishers Weekly. Books in the series have garnered praise from industry professionals and readers alike and have earned a Silver Falchion nomination, a starred review and Best Book of the Week from Library Journal, and a Midwest Connections pick.Originally from Chicago, Jill moved to Columbia, Missouri, to attend the University of Missouri, where she received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and her master's degree in Social Work. However, these days the only social work she does is at cocktail parties, and she sometimes wishes her degrees were in What's for Dinner and Decoding the Teenage Eye Roll.Jill lives in Missouri with her husband and two (usually delightful) teenage children. The fourth installment in the Riley Ellison series, The Full Scoop, is new for 2020. And Jill's new illustrated nonfiction humor book, How Not to Be Old (Even if You Are), arrives in November. Learn more at www.jillorrauthor.com.
"A ray of sunshine cloaked in a mystery. Orr is one to watch--the
best humorous mystery writer around, with a voice all her own."
-- Laura McHugh, internationally bestselling author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood
"Here comes Riley Ellison, the journalist-slash-hero we need
right now. She solves murders! She writes obits! I loved this fresh
page-turner--it's fun, funny, and moves like lightning. Jill Orr
has created a complex plot and complex contemporary characters that
make murder quite delightful. Can't wait for the next in the
-- Lian Dolan, Satellite Sister and author of the bestselling novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife "Deft at imbuing her pop-off-the-page characters with both humor and heart, Jill Orr also spins a gem of a twisty mystery that will leave readers breathless as they chase a huge (and dangerous) headline with Tuttle Corner's sassy, scrappy new star reporter, Riley Ellison. Utterly delightful--don't miss this one, y'all!"
-- LynDee Walker, Agatha Award-nominated author of Lethal Lifestyles and Front Page Fatality "By actually capturing the unique voice of a generation, Orr brings something out of the ordinary and elusive to so many."
-- BookTrib "The small-town nature of this mystery, with the requisite fish-bowl local politics, relationships, and grudges, makes it perfect for cozy lovers who want something more modern. Readers will enjoy Riley's humor and determination even when things turn sad."
-- Booklist "The laughs keep coming."
-- Kirkus Reviews "Once again, Jill Orr peppers the plot with eccentric and quirky characters - also known as suspects - who tickle the funny bone while also feeling truly authentic for the small town setting of the novel...Riley Ellison will continue to make us laugh for years to come - because she just loves life. And we love her."
-- BOLO Books