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She's not your average crime fighter!

Ivy Malone has a curiosity that sometimes gets her into trouble, and it's only aggravated by her discovery that she can easily escape the public eye. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, she takes advantage of her newfound anonymity and its unforeseen advantages as she launches her own unofficial investigation.

Despite her oddball humor and unconventional snooping, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can't resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities' attempts to keep Ivy out of danger and her nosy neighbor's match-making schemes can't slow her down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, quirky sleuth threaten her very safety?

"I laughed out loud. McCourtney's charming mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling."-Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace

"McCourtney's skill at blending whimsy, quirks, and questions into a lead character makes Invisible a must read."-Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary

"Invisible is a treat! Ivy Malone is a heroine with spunk and determination!"-Carol Cox, author of A Stitch in Time


"Lorena McCourtney's skill at blending whimsy, quirks, and questions into a lead character makes Invisible a must read. McCourtney's next book can't come soon enough."--Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary

"Invisible is an entertaining and engaging read! With snappy dialogue and brisk pacing, Lorena McCourtney has created a compelling character in Ivy Malone, an all-too-easily-underestimated lady who won't give up and is tougher than she looks. Recommended!"--Randall Ingermanson, Christy-award winning author of Oxygen and Premonition

"LOL. I laughed out loud all right but the acronym was for Little Old Ladies. Lorena McCourtney's charming cozy mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling. No matter what your age, you'll love McCourtney's new book. I hope the series is a long one."--Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace, a RITA finalist

"Lorena McCourtney's Invisible is a treat! Ivy Malone is a special type of heroine, with a strong sense of justice and enough spunk and determination to make certain it comes to pass. I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series!"--Carol Cox, author of To Catch a Thief and A Stitch in Time

The Author

  1. Lorena McCourtney

    Lorena McCourtney

    Lorena McCourtney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), Dying to Read, and Dolled Up to Die. She...

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"Ivy Malone's cat-like curiosity kicks in when her dear neighbor's lovely renter is murdered. Over 70, Ivy has learned the advantages of being an invisible 'little old lady.' Not content with her more or less unobtrusive sleuthing into a murder case, Ivy is also determined to catch the vandals ruining a local private graveyard.
"The feisty widow initiates her own midnight stakeouts with wild results. Ivy is thrown off her stride by two unexpected suitors, but not for long. And she doesn't mind doing a little matchmaking of her own while she's hot on the trail of murderers and vandals.
"McCourtney's irresistible, understated humor shines through Ivy Malone, a less stuffy version of Miss Marple from this side of the pond. The reader is drawn from page to page toward an unexpected ending. A whet-your-appetite debut for a promising series."-Romantic Times