The Jill Cooksey Mysteries

Cruising Toward Death (Jill Cooksey 3)

Set sail for high stakes on the high seas! 

Jill Cooksey is riding high. Determined to secure a vice presidency at her PR firm, she wants to land a big client—a new cruise line. But hours into the maiden voyage of The Lady Luck, an investor is dead, and no one knows why. Jill is sailing into uncharted waters, and her hopes for promotion are sinking fast. With one passenger dead, a series of accidents threatens to torpedo the cruise line, not to mention Jill’s career. Can she discover the truth before the call to abandon ship?

Cruising Toward Death is the third Jill Cooksey cozy mystery. If you like head-scratching whodunits, crazy characters, and luscious locales, you’ll love Lesley St. James’s latest madcap mystery. Grab a copy and pull up a deck chair.

Death of a Dolly Waggler (Jill Cooksey 2)

Puppets are cute, right? Deadly too!

With her boyfriend MIA and her trip-of-a-lifetime canceled, cash-strapped Jill Cooksey decides to use her vacation to moonlight on the set of a children’s TV show and earn some much needed dough. The Mr. Snicklefritz Show is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, and all Jill has to do is give tours of the set and answer questions. Even better, she gets to meet all her childhood heroes: Mr. Snicklefritz, Princess Gretel, and Squirrelly-Joe. How difficult could it be? 

Deadly difficult.

When a puppeteer is murdered, Jill’s excitement turns to fear as she learns that puppets have problems and what you see on TV is far from the truth. With the TV network threatening cancellation, can Jill figure out who’s pulling the strings and save The Mr. Snicklefritz Show?

Death of a Dolly Waggler is the latest madcap adventure for Jill Cooksey, a PR professional whose clients never fail to misbehave but whose friends always have her back. With the help of her PR Posse, Jill takes on clients, criminals, and the New York dating scene. It’s hard to say which is worse. Fans of Janet Evanovich, Penny Reid, Zara Keane, and Jana Deleon will fall in love with Jill Cooksey and her hysterical adventures.

The Sweet Scent of Death (Jill Cooksey 1)

Available in paperback and ebook.

The Sweet Scent of Death is a hysterical romp through murder, the media, and Manhattan. It delivers a clever whodunit with a feisty new heroine, a cozy-clean romance with plenty of sparks, and an ensemble of fabulous female friends.

Liars and Tycoons and Perfume, Oh My! 

In the hilarious, award-winning romantic mystery The Sweet Scent of Death, PR account executive and transplanted Southerner Jill Cooksey is trying to launch a new fragrance for her client and prove to herself and everyone around her that she’s not a complete failure. Otherwise, she’s heading home to Virginia. After a glamorous launch event in New York’s Central Park, a young starlet turns up dead behind the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, throwing the PR campaign into jeopardy and Jill into a waking nightmare. To save a friend (who may or may not be guilty), appease her client (who happens to be in love with her friend), and keep her career (so she can pay the rent), Jill must stop a killer while turning around a public relations disaster. In over her head, Jill enlists the help of her network of friends in the PR business (a.k.a. her PR Posse) and a cop-turned-reporter she’s not sure she can trust (but to whom she can’t say no). Together they stalk the killer through Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, all the while encountering gun-toting gypsy cab drivers, psychotic society reporters, and obsessive-compulsive late-night TV hosts. From the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to the seediest strip club in the outer boroughs, Jill tries to piece together the truth while keeping herself alive and her client happy. Fans of Janet Evanovich, Penny Reid, Zara Keane, and Jana Deleon will fall in love with Jill Cooksey and her hysterical adventures!

Signed Copies and Fall Fantasy Perfume

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