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Showdown at the Saloon
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Ghost Town Mysteries book #3

January 2024
On Sale: January 16, 2024
Featuring: Lily Cranston; Ava
EAN: 9798215367681
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Also by Jamie L. Adams:
Showdown at the Saloon, January 2024
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Homicide at High Noon, September 2023
Murder at the Mine, June 2023


1--What is the title of your latest release?


2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?

A hitman is discovered dead, leaving everyone in the dark about the identity of his intended target.

3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?

I grew up in California and love to explore ghost towns.

4--Would you hang out with your sleuth in real life?

Yes, I could imagine her as a good friend.

5--What are three words that describe your sleuth?

Loyal, dedicated, friendly.

6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?

How to hire a hit man.

7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?

I edit as I go.

8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?

Brownies (or most anything chocolate)

9--Describe your writing space/office!

I have a comfortable chair in the living room with an adjustable table for my laptop to sit on.

10--Who is an author you admire?

Ruth Logan Herne

11--Is there a book that changed your life?

Little Women gave me the desire to be a writer.

12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)

My agent at the time (she passed away recently) Dawn Dowdle hooked me up with Gemma Halliday and we worked out a great idea for a new series set in a ghost town.

13--What’s your favorite genre to read?

There are so many I like, but at the time I’d have to say cozy mysteries

14--What’s your favorite movie?

To Kill a Mockingbird

15--What is your favorite season?

Fall. I love the colorful leaves, cooler air, and holiday season.

16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?

With my family at home with chocolate cake.

17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?

The Bookstore Murder Mysteries by Sue Minix

18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?


19--What do you do when you have free time?


20--What can readers expect from you next?

Book four of The Ghost Town Mysteries, CORNERED AT THE CORRAL, is finished and I’m working on Book Five.


Ghost Town Mysteries book #3

Showdown at the Saloon

Lily Cranston couldn’t be happier with the way her life has turned out thus far.  Managing the Calico Rock Mine and Ghost Town in her hometown of Grady, California is a dream come true. Employed by the city she and her sisters grew up in gives her a sense of belonging and stability. Like a well-oiled machine, the work of her faithful and dedicated staff allows her to spend more time with her hunky boyfriend, CSI Cody West. Life is finally looking up...until the night she finds the body of an apparent hitman on the side of the road! As if that weren’t bad enough, in his pocket is her sister’s name and address.Has someone really put a hit out on sweet, lovable Ava? To keep her sister safe, Lily must once again use her sleuthing skills to unlock the mystery. Her search for answers takes her on a journey filled with family secrets, ghost seekers, organized crime, and more suspects than she can count. As the possibilities mount without any clear answers, time may be running out for more than just one of the Cranston sisters.


Mystery | Thriller Crime [Gemma Halliday Publishing, On Sale: January 16, 2024, e-Book, ISBN: 9798215367681 / ]

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About Jamie L. Adams

Jamie L. Adams

Jamie L. Adams fell in love with books at an early age. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott opened her imagination and sparked a dream to be a writer. She wrote her first book as a school project in 6th grade. Living in the Ozarks with her husband, twin daughters, and a herd of cats, she spends most of her free writing, reading, or learning more about the craft near to her heart.





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