The Great Jewel Robbery (A Front Page Mystery) by Elizabeth McKenna
The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna is a fantastic book. I loved it from the first page of the book until the end. ~Baroness’ Book Trove
A fun friendship book with an interesting cozy mystery and a hint of romance. ~Laura’s Interests
I liked this book. Emma and Grace are likable, well-developed characters . . . A great start to a new mystery series. ~Cassidy’s Bookshelves
I enjoyed this cozy mystery. It was a quick read and once I started the book, I didn’t want to stop until I figured out who the thief was. I definitely recommend this story to cozy mystery lovers . . . ~Carla Loves To Read
Chicago Tribune reporters Emma and Grace have been best friends since college despite coming from different worlds. When Grace is assigned to cover an annual charity ball and auction being held at a lakeside mansion and her boyfriend bails on her, she brings Emma as her plus one. The night is going smoothly until Emma finds the host’s brother unconscious in the study. Though at first it is thought he was tipsy and stumbled, it soon becomes clear more is afoot, as the wall safe is empty and a three-million-dollar diamond necklace is missing. With visions of becoming ace investigative journalists, Emma and Grace set out to solve the mystery, much to the chagrin of the handsome local detective.
About the Author
Elizabeth McKenna’s love of books reaches back to her childhood, where her tastes ranged from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to Stephen King’s horror stories. She had never read a romance novel until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene). She combined her love of history, romance, and a happy ending to write Cera’s Place and Venice in the Moonlight. Her contemporary romance novel, First Crush Last Love, is loosely based on her life during her teens and twenties. The Great Jewel Robbery is her debut cozy mystery, and she hopes readers will like it as much as they have enjoyed her romances.
Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.
Best friends since first year at University, Emma and Grace hail from disparate backgrounds but prove opposites attract. The product of wealth and society, Grace is a Life&Style reporter at the Chicago Tribune, where Emma also works. On a holiday weekend jaunt to a high-society event in Wisconsin, the two friends stumble upon robbery, danger, death, and romance.