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The Nanny Murders

PRAISE FOR THE NANNY MURDERS

"Fast-paced, fun first mystery. Jones serves up grim details, building suspense slowly at first, then with an accelerating pace that will leave readers breathless for the nuanced finale."

Publishers Weekly

FANTASTIC

"Absolutely fantastic, a novel with so many unexpected twists and turns that readers will feel like that are on a fast merry-go-round. This is a character-driven who-done-it with plenty of action...THE NANNY MURDERS will appeal to a wide range of readers."

The Midwest Book Review

PAGE-TURNING SUCCESS

"Ms. Jones's first novel is a page-turning success. Her characters are believable, multifaceted, and charming. It's hard to put down."

Dallas Morning News

THE NANNY MURDERS

"The Nanny Murders is a brooding, urban nightmare with twists and turns to the very last page, a suspenseful story with a thoughtful and complex heroine in Zoe Hayes."

Faye Kellerman, author

SUPERB

"The Nanny Murders, Merry Jones's superb debut novel, will remain in the reader's memory like the somber notes of a distant melody. Brilliant. Chilling. Riveting."

Carolyn Hart, author

ABOUT THIS NOVEL


Nannies are disappearing one by one from a close-knit Philadelphia neighborhood.

Zoe Hayes is a divorced art therapist who works in an institution for mentally ill patients. When her daughter, Molly, makes a grisly find on the front stoop, she realizes that one of her neighbors is likely a serial killer. But which one? Is it Charlie, the eccentric handyman? Phillip Woods, the socially awkward newcomer? Victor, the recluse? Someone else altogether?

A mysteriously scarred detective asks Zoe to assist in his investigation, and before she knows it, she is mired in suspicion and danger as she herself becomes prey.

ABOUT MERRY JONES


Merry Jones is the author of non-fiction (including BIRTHMOTHERS), humor (including I LOVE HIM, BUT…), and suspense (including the Zoe Hayes mysteries, the Harper Jennings thrillers, and the Elle Harrison suspense novels). Her work has been translated into seven languages, including Chinese and Sanskrit, and has appeared in magazines such as Glamour, American Woman and Child. Jones taught writing for a dozen years at Temple University. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and The Philadelphia Liars Club. The mother of two, she lives with her husband in Philadelphia.