Greetings From Ventnor City: The Popular Meg Daniels Series of Jersey Shore Mysteries Is This Winter’s Featured Release From the Publisher of Boardwalk Empire

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Intrepid Sleuth Meg Daniels Investigates Her Most Complex Mystery at the Jersey Shore

Greetings From Ventnor City

Greetings From Ventnor City

"Greetings From Ventnor City has it all: a gripping mystery, twists and turns, and Kelly’s signature humor! Don’t miss this one." Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Crime Fiction Author

Plexus Publishing, Inc., the independent publisher of the New York Times bestseller Boardwalk Empire, announced the publication of Jane Kelly’s latest mystery, Greetings From Ventnor City.

Newly engaged Meg Daniels stays behind at the Artistical Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City while her fiancé returns to work securing their employer’s Bahamian property from Hurricane Frieda. But she’s not alone for long. The talkative stranger with skinny white legs sticking out of wide Bermuda shorts turns out to be Xander Frost, rock idol and frequent Artistical guest, traveling incognito as part of his quest to learn how ordinary people live.

A woman recognizes Meg as the amateur sleuth who recently solved a mysterious disappearance from the 1960s, and she asks for help in learning the fate of the sister she last knew as a 19-year-old who ran away from her Ventnor home in 1968. Xander persuades Meg to take the case, and the unlikely duo travel up and down the Jersey shore and beyond to interview the people who had known Sarah Johnson best. As they retrace her steps—and Meg gets a taste of the rock star life—they discover that there might be a sinister reason the trail has been cold for so long. Was she a rebellious teenager who got swept up in the counterculture and broke free of her restrictive family? Or did someone want her out of the way ... permanently?

According to Jane Kelly, “Meg has always aspired to find a career where she feels as if she is doing something to help people. She is coming to realize that her investigations, even though they are amateur efforts, do help people.” She adds, “In Greetings From Ventnor City, I believe that Meg is finally settling into her role as a detective.”

“Kelly delivers a gripping mystery with twists and turns you won't see coming!” said Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling crime fiction author. “Greetings From Ventnor City is delightful to read and a complex, riveting mystery that will keep you turning pages well into the night.”


“Meg Daniels is in it again, and readers are in for yet another exhilarating ride of twists and turns. Greetings From Ventnor City had me alternately laughing and cringing at Meg’s trademark wit, unusual experiences, and unerring ability to dig out the truth, come hell or high water.”

—Jane Gorman, author of the Adam Kaminski mystery series

“The perfect beach read… no matter where you are.”

—Matty Dalrymple, author of the Lizzy Ballard thrillers and Ann Kinnear suspense novels

Jane Kelly is a native Philadelphian, but no matter where her career took her—New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, or Phoenix—she managed to visit the Jersey Shore, where the Meg Daniels mysteries are set, at least once a year. Jane is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, has an MS from Drexel University in Library and Information Science and an MPhil in Popular Literature from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. Jane has served as president of the Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime and on the board of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Her fourth Meg Daniels mystery, Missing You in Atlantic City, won an Independent Publisher Book Award silver medal for mid-Atlantic fiction in 2015.

Greetings From Ventnor City (303pp/trade paperback/$14.95/ISBN 978-1-940091-06-8) is available in bookstores and from all major online booksellers, and by ordering direct from the publisher. For more information or to order, call or email Plexus Publishing, Inc. at 609/654-6500 or or visit

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