Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#AtoZChallenge #Jisfor ...JJ MacGregor


J is for JJ MacGregor

In a nutshell: The protagonist of the Pismawallops PTA mysteries is grumpy and tactless and willing to work her fingers to the bone for the school or for her kid. Under it all, she is totally committed to justice and the kids.

Biggest secret: Totally has the hots for the police chief.
Favorite line:"Tact wasn't one of my strengths."

 The Pismawallops PTA is a cozy mystery series (adult, not children's, but not *that* kind of adult), with two books out and a third on the way. 

Book One:

What do you serve when all you have in the freezer is an ice-cold corpse? 

JJ and her best friend Kitty struggle to hold the Pismawallops PTA together, and new volunteer Letitia LeMoine isn’t making it any easier.  But when Letitia’s strangled corpse turns up where the ice cream bars should have been, things get a whole lot worse.  JJ has to shoehorn in a search for the killer along with all her other problems: divorce, a 15-year-old son with his first girlfriend, a desperate race to complete the Yearbook on time, and her own tendency to get all wobbly-kneed around the Chief of Police.  JJ just can’t help asking a few questions.  But a loud mouth and insatiable curiosity can be a dangerous combination.  Especially when someone wants her stopped.

Amazon as Paperback or Kindle.
Smashwords (all ebook formats) 
Barnes and Noble for Nook or paper 
Kobo Store 
Paperbacks also in the Createspace Store!

Book Two: 
Nothing like a corpse to add a little je ne sais quoi to the Senior Prom.

JJ thought starting the day without coffee was a disaster, but now there's a dead musician behind the Pismawallops High School gym. His trombone is missing, and something about the scene is off key. JJ and Police Chief Ron Karlson are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, but will they be able to work harmoniously or will discord ruin the investigation? With the music teacher as the prime suspect, JJ could be left to conduct the band, and then Graduation might truly end in a death by trombone, or at least the murder of Pomp and Circumstance!

Paperback and Nook from Barnes & Noble
Ebooks from Kobo
Find it at iBooks
Or purchase paperbacks from the Createspace store

  ©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2017
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Following the suggestion of fellow blogger and amazing author Jemima Pett, I'm doing a very simple A to Z with characters from my writing and the books of my author friends! I'm just posting a brief profile, sometimes a quote, and the book cover with links. Though you may also see some of my typical reviews (when I feature other peoples’ books) and the usual Friday Flash Fiction.


  1. Ok, I have to say I love the name Pismawallops! Both of these sound like fun reads. I'll have to cycle back once the A to Z Challenge ends.

    1. :D I figured that Washington has a Humptulips and a Dosewallops, not to mention Puyallup, so no one would ever notice if I snuck a Pismwallops Island into the Sound.

  2. I love this series - looking forward to the next one :D

  3. Poor Leticia! Just looking at that picture of the melting ice cream entices me to read the book.
    Finding Eliza

  4. These sound fun. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The title are fun! Death by ice cream is something I feel like I can relate to when I have eaten way too much of it in the summer. :)

    1. Oh, yeah. I think most of us can relate :) And, sad to say, it seems like as I age it takes less and less ice cream to be too much.


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