Death Rides Again

Jocelyn Shore rides again! Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore was enjoying Thanksgiving at her Uncle Kel’s ranch until she discovers Uncle Kel threatening his son-in-law Eddy with a shotgun. Thanks to Jocelyn’s quick thinking, disaster is averted, but within … Read More

Death Makes the Cut

Jocelyn Shore is back! When a friend is found dead of an apparent heart attack on the first day of school, Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore must put aside her own grief to assist his students, even if it … Read More

A small slice

A slice, in the parlance of British restaurants and grocery stores, is a miniature lozenge-shaped pie made of flaky pastry wrapped around a savory creamy filling. They are delightful parcels of hot, filling goodness, convenient, cheap, and satisfying. Think chicken … Read More

My philosophy

This website is full of topics I find interesting or amusing or both. I hope you do, too.


Welcome to the world of Jocelyn Shore, Texas high school teacher and unwilling solver of mysteries. On vacation, at home, or even at the family ranch for the holidays, Jocelyn turns her resourceful intellect and biting wit to taking care … Read More


Welcome to a small slice of the world of Janice Hamrick, where adventure, mystery, and humor lurk in the shadows. Oh, and art of dubious quality. The Latest Posts Award Winning Novels The Jocelyn Shore Mysteries Welcome to the world … Read More


I’ve wanted to be a writer my whole life. To that end, I got a degree in English and was then shocked to find employers were not beating a path to my door. However, I eventually managed to obtain semi-respectable … Read More

Death on Tour

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America/ Minotaur BooksFirst Crime Novel Award! When the most obnoxious member of her Egyptian tour group is found dead at the base of a pyramid, Texas high school history teacher Jocelyn Shore mostly hopes her … Read More

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