Jackie Elliott, is the author of the Coffin Cove Mystery series, published by Joffe Books.
Hell’s Half Acre, the second in the series was shortlisted for a Crime Writer’s of Canada Award of Excellence in 2022, in the The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery
Originally from the UK, she settled on Vancouver Island in 2004. She is now married to Bob, a commercial fisherman and accomplished storyteller – like most fishermen!
Intrigued by the stories and rumours that swirl around the underbelly of small communities, and filled with love for her adopted home, Jackie was inspired to write the Coffin Cove Mystery series.
Coffin Cove (Mystery)
Hell’s Half Acre
AN ADDICTIVE MUST-READ WHODUNNIT FROM THE NEWEST TALENT IN CRIME FICTION.
**HELL’S HALF ACRE HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 WHODUNIT AWARD FOR BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERY BY THE CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA!**
Andrea “Andi” Silvers thought moving to the tiny fishing village of Coffin Cove, on the Vancouver coast, would be a fresh start. But she got shot during a murder investigation.
Her boss at the Coffin Cove Gazette keeps telling her to take it easy. But she’s back on the booze and won’t get help. Instead, she’s going to do what she does best and follow her next lead.
Now Ricky, the former mayor’s son, has disappeared. The police don’t seem to care. Ricky runs the town’s new cannabis shop.
Then two dead bodies are discovered in an abandoned chapel.
Has Ricky finally turned up?
Discover a web of murder and mystery laced with humour and a thread of romance in this fast-paced whodunnit set on the gorgeous coast of Western Canada.
Local journalist and sometime sleuth Andi Silvers is on the trail of another mystery.
Andrea “Andi” Silvers is starting to feel like the tiny fishing village of Coffin Cove, on the Vancouver coast, just might be home.
She’s sort of dating Harry and living with his sister, café-owner Hephzibah. Andi’s job at the Gazette is going well.
Just as she starts to feel like things are settling down, Andi is thrown into two investigations at the same time.
Human remains are found on Hope Island, a rocky outcrop just off the coast of Coffin Cove. The discovery halts a new development. The tiny island has just one resident, Joshua Moore, who has lived there in isolation for years.
Meanwhile, a gas station owner is shot dead on the west coast. When Andi goes to cover the story, she is startled to discover her estranged father is back. And he left his business card with Joyce Mayfield, the victim of the shooting.
What’s her father up to this time?