Murder and Mystery Surround Elizabeth Island

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Author Joyce Marshall’s new book to be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair

A gripping, suspenseful mystery is about to unfold in the pages of author Joyce Marshall’s newly published whodunit. She invites everyone to accompany the characters in Elizabeth Island, where the beauty and calmness of nature clashes with the anxiety and sentiments of its denizens.

C.J. Connor is in deep grief and mourning. Her husband and son were murdered six weeks ago. They were shot when they came home and surprised a burglar who was robbing their house. She just couldn’t return to their home, where such tragedy would constantly remind her of the pain and loss. So, she decides to find solace in Jacksonville, where they used to spend wonderful times in the beach house owned by her in-laws. On her way there, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious series of events that will change her life forever.

While driving her car across the drawbridge spanning the Intracoastal Waterway, she finds herself on Elizabeth Island. Elizabeth Island could only be described as a beautiful, quaint Victorian town. Large oak trees draped with Spanish moss lined the streets like a giant canopy. As she drives through the streets of the town, she feels as though she is coming home. It is such a strange feeling considering she has never been to Elizabeth Island before, although she always wanted to visit there each time they had been in the area with her in-laws.

She soon discovers that Elizabeth Island is not as peaceful at is seems. Serena Stockton, one of the twin sisters who own the grandiose Stockton House on the island, was killed during a robbery at their restaurant and her ghost seeks C.J.’s help to protect the island and solve her murder. It looks like the future of Elizabeth Island and Stockton House depends on whether C.J. will help or not.

This book will be featured at the 2011 Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 12-16, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

ELIZABETH ISLAND * by Joyce Marshall
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4568-7791-0
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4568-7792-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7793-4

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