Will Serena Jones Lose Her Independence?

Happy Independence Day to my American friends! 

What an appropriate day to set free Serena’s final (or is it?) art crime mystery.

Then again, how long can she hope to keep her independence with her fans (not to mention her mother!) demanding she choose a man? 

Her mother is hopeful the engagement they’re traveling to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate will inspire Serena. 

But first Serena needs to survive investigating the Maya antiquities art crime she stumbles onto. Did you know that some reports purport antiquities smuggling has become the second largest source of income for at least one major terrorist group? 

It’s an appealing way to make cash. After all, artifacts don’t set off metal detectors or attract gun- or drug-sniffing dogs.

Surprised? We shouldn’t be. The Nazis and Khmer Rouge financed their endeavors the same way.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced mystery, Over Maya Dead Body, will not disappoint. 

If you’re counting on the guy who you’re rooting for to win Serena’s heart…


I can’t make any promises.  😉 

BUT… if you’re on Facebook,

I’ve created a private group you can join after you’ve finished reading Over Maya Dead Body where you can chat about (or commiserate) on Serena’s choices without worries about spilling spoilers for the uninitiated.

We might even chat about how the series could continue. 

If there’s enough interest, I’m open to the idea. The head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has suggested Serena try her hand at solving its 27-year-old, unsolved art heist. He said he could use her help.  😆 

I’ve already scoped the location. 😉 


I hope you have as much fun reading the Serena Jones Mysteries as I’ve had writing them. 

If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, click here for the synopsis and buying options. 

Your Turn: What would you like to see next?


Image Credits:

Ancient Ruins Image courtesy of franky242 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Nazi Plunder Image: By Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-729-0001-23 / Meister / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5477656




  • The cold case heist sounds interesting. I definitely know what I want to see next: more Tanner!

  • I have loved this entire series! I don’t want it to end. Now that Serena has made her choice, one I am very happy with I might add, I want to see their story continue. I love reading especially if I get totally invested in the characters lives as I did Serena and her friends and family, but what drives me crazy is when right after the couple gets married that’s the end of a series. So I would love to see Serena’s married life as well. I also would like to see her grandads murder solved. And of course her mom wants grandkids.

    • I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the series, Stephanie. I’ll keep you posted on potential continuations. 🙂

  • I’m just here to chime in and say “More Serene-uh”! 😁 Definitely want to see her follow up the lead on her Granddad’s murder!

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