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Fish Out of Water: An Ozarks Lake Mystery (Book 1) by [Marc Jedel]

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Fish Out of Water (#1) Swimming with the Fishes (#2) Hook, Line and Sinker (#3) Uncle and Ants (#1) Silicon Valley Mystery box set (#1-3)
Synopsis Newlywed sleuths solve a murder in a Southern small town full of secrets A bomb rocks their small town. Can they net a killer? Dubious diamond hunters and a dad she thought dead. Can she keep him from doing hard time? First in another humorous, clean cozy series by the author First three books in Silicon Valley Mystery series for less
Humorous ✓✓✓
Quirky characters
Full of twists
Rollicking read

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"A fine whodunit featuring a delightful cast whom readers will love—or love to hate."—Kirkus Reviews

★★★★★ "An entertaining read that will pull you in right from the start--a suspenseful mystery with fun writing, and delightful characters." --

★★★★★ "I highly recommend reading Fish Out of Water and also look into Jedel's other series, Silicon Valley Mystery. They both have unique storylines with enjoyable and loving characters that will make you want to jump in the book and join in the fun!" -- Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

★★★★★ "Fish Out of Water was a delightful whodunit with truly engaging characters and a complicated mystery that I found to be completely entertaining." -- Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

★★★★★ "Marc Jedel not only gives the reader great quirky characters but a strong well written storyline makes for a great read." -- My Reading Journeys

★★★★★ "The first Ozarks Lake Mystery is a tale of secrets and small-town life with well-aimed digs covered by Southern congeniality. It's a tale of fitting in and finding home." --Cozy Up With Kathy

★★★★★ "Humorous and entertaining mystery with quirky characters, southern humor and small town social interrelationships." --Diana M

★★★★★ "This clean, cozy mystery is a rollicking good time with quirky characters, set in a small town in Arkansas." --Donna S

★★★★★ "I'll bet you won't be able to figure out whodunit until the very end. I love the twists that the book takes...many of them are quite comical! If you like your cozies with plenty of quirky characters and lots of humor, Fish Out of Water is for you!" --Christy M

From the Author

Fish Out of Water is the first book in the Ozark Lakes Mystery series. Book 2, Swimming with the Fishes, was released in August 2021. Also be sure to try the books in Marc's Silicon Valley Mystery series, starting with Uncle and Ants. Join the mailing list on Marc's website to get free content, learn about new releases and receive special offers.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08RMDC3ZG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BGM Press (January 8, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 8, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1626 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 275 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

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Marc Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. He credits his years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley for honing his writing skills and sense of humor. While his high-tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, these were just called emails, ads, and marketing collateral.

For most of Marc’s life, he’s been inventing stories. As he’s gotten older, he’s encountered more funny and odd people and situations. This has made it even easier for him to write what he knows and make up the rest. It’s a skill that’s served him well as an author and marketer.

The publication of Marc’s first novel, UNCLE AND ANTS, gave him permission to claim “author” as his job. This leads to much more interesting conversations with people than answering, “marketing.” Becoming an Amazon best-selling author has only made him more insufferable.

Like his character, Marty from the Silicon Valley Mystery series, Marc now lives in Silicon Valley, works in high-tech, and enjoys bad puns. Like his characters Jonas and Elizabeth from the Ozarks Lake Mystery series, he grew up in the South and spent plenty of time in and around Arkansas. Like all his protagonists, Marc too has a dog, although his is neurotic, sweet, and small, with little appreciation for Marc’s humor.

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