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Cornered at the Corral
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Ghost Town Mysteries

May 2024
On Sale: May 14, 2024
ISBN: B0D36L51W7
EAN: 2940167667433
Kindle: B0CRNJWBM7
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Also by Jamie L. Adams:
Cornered at the Corral, May 2024
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?

CORNERED AT THE CORRAL is book four in the Ghost Town Mysteries series.

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

Manager of a ghost town, Lily has found fulfillment and even rekindled a romance with her high school crush. Trouble during a festival sets off a chain of events, thrusting her into yet another mystery. When a body is discovered in the river, Lily embarks on a secret mission to protect the matriarch’s grandson from being wrongly accused. As Lily delves into a century-old family feud, she stumbles upon a secret so well-hidden that someone is willing to kill to keep it buried. Lily must use all her wit and cunning to unravel the truth before it's too late.

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

I grew up in California and enjoy visiting ghost towns.

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

Yes, she would make a great friend especially in times of trouble.

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

Determined, trustworthy, and dedicated.

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

Amateur sleuthing is not for the faint-hearted.

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

I’ve tried to wait until I’m done but can’t help myself. I edit as I go.

8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?

I love chocolate brownies.

9--Describe your writing space/office!

I write in our living room. I have a very comfy chair and my laptop sits on a portable table that rises up and down. Basically, I’m in the center of activity as I write. I’m good at tuning things out.

10--Who is an author you admire?

There are so many but right now I’m hooked on Fiona Leitch and Mary Jane Hathaway’s cozy mysteries.

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

In the fifth grade I read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and that was when I knew I wanted to write books.

12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.

I had a wonderful agent, Dawn Dowdle, who sadly passed away last November. Dawn had a gift for building up her authors. Her belief in me gave my writing career a real boost when she hooked me up with my amazing publisher.

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

I’ve been a fan of historical romances for years, but right now I can’t enough cozy mysteries.

14--What’s your favorite movie?

Last of the Mohicans.

15--What is your favorite season?

Fall. I love it when the leaves change colors, and the weather is cooler. Also, the season is full of celebrations.

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

Just a quiet family dinner with cake for dessert. I always make my own cake. My kids are adults now and they offer to make it for me, but I tell them no way – I love making cakes.

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

I’m a big fan of the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series written by different authors. The stories are so good and draw me in. I feel like I’ve been to Hawaii even though I haven’t.

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

I love Chinese food.

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

My husband and I are retired. We joked that every day feels like a Saturday. If I’m not writing, I’m usually reading.

20--What can readers expect from you next?

The fifth book of the Ghost Town Mysteries is finished and will be coming out later this year. It was a lot of fun to write, and I think readers will like the ending.


Ghost Town Mysteries

Cornered at the Corral

From author Jamie L. Adams comes a cozy mystery with a western twist!

Lily Cranston is basking in the fruits of her labor and enjoying the idyllic life of Grady, California. As the hard-working manager of the Calico Rock Mine and Ghost Town attraction, she's found success, and she's even rekindled a romance with her high school crush. However, when a scuffle disrupts the tranquility of the annual town festival, little does she realize that another tragedy looms.

A body is found in the river, and Lily is unexpectedly drawn into a web of secrets. An invitation to tea from the town historian and family friend, Irene Fletcher, presents a secret mission: protect the matriarch's grandson from being blamed for a crime he did not commit. Lily must navigate the conflicts of a century-old family feud, but when she stumbles on a secret meant to stay buried, the real killer has no choice but to try to silence her for good.


Mystery Cozy [Gemma Halliday Publishing, On Sale: May 14, 2024, e-Book, ISBN: 2940167667433 / eISBN: 9798201499143]

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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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