Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I'm thrilled to announce that 
Nancy Lynn Jarvis has just released her 6th 
Regan McHenry Mystery!
Congratulations, Nancy!

Waking up to gunshots and discovering the body of their neighbor just outside their bedroom door is bad enough, but when the Coroner rules the death a suicide, Realtors Regan McHenry and her husband Tom Kiley don’t believe it for a minute. Never mind what the physical evidence says; they heard their dead neighbor arguing with someone in the moments preceding his death. 

What really happened has become more than just a mystery they’d like to solve because the circumstances of their dead neighbor’s past keep interfering with their present and putting them in danger.

It’s unnerving to be awakened by gunfire, but when it’s in your back yard, that’s hardly something you can ignore. When a body is the result of what shocked you out of sleep, you don’t get over it easily. And when it turns out the dead man is your next door neighbor, well, that calls for some serious questioning. At least that’s the way I see it.
 Regan McHenry

My Review

A Neighborly Killing
Nancy Lynn Jarvis

What would you do if someone died in your back yard? You're certain it was murder, but the evidence clearly indicates suicide.

As well as an absorbing mystery, Ms. Jarvis takes us on a journey many would fear to tread. However, this time, it's not only the heroic Regan McHenry who's anxious to find the truth. Her husband, Tom, whose usually the reluctant one, leads the way, much to the shock of Regan and their loyal but fearful Santa Cruz Police Ombudsman Dave Everett.

Death occurs every day. Can you answer the question; have you bought a place where a murder occurred? If there are laws regarding such in your state, it's usually three years. Would you want to know?

The premise of A Neighborly Killing is unique, modern, filled with intrigue, and has a compelling and satisfying ending. Well done, Nancy Lynn Jarvis, you have an award winner!

Nancy Lynn Jarvis invites you to take a peek into the real estate world through the stories that form the backdrop of her Regan McHenry mysteries. Real estate details and ideas come from Nancy’s own experiences. She is working on the seventh book in the series.


What do you think about knowing the history 
of the property you've bought or are buying. 
Do you want to know the deaths 
that have occurred there?
I own a house that's over 100 years old, 
and I haven't asked. 
Not sure I want to know! 
Would you?


  1. Congratulations to Nancy! Now that's quite a feat! All the best!

    Hi Yolanda!

  2. Congrats, Nancy! Sounds very tense. My house was built in 1900 - I agree, maybe it's better not knowing what might have gone on...

  3. Congrats Nancy, sounds like a winner.

  4. I've owned and lived in a couple of very old farmhouses (fincas) in Spain and it's highly likely deaths occurred in these houses. It's normal and doesn't freak me out in the slightest. Death is something we all face; there's nothing macabre about it.

  5. I've owned and lived in a couple of very old farmhouses (fincas) in Spain and it's highly likely deaths occurred in these houses. It's normal and doesn't freak me out in the slightest. Death is something we all face; there's nothing macabre about it.

  6. The book sounds awesome.

    I lived in a house once that was over 200 years old. I didn't delve into the history but it had once been a nunnery. There was a sweet spirit about the place and it's a darn good thing because it could have been terrifying otherwise.

    1. I'm with you about sweet spirits. Please take a look at my ghost story from the beginning of "The Murder House" (I'm pretty sure you can see it online without needing to buy)to she my shared similar story.

  7. Good morning, California time. Houses don't have to be old to have bodies in them. In my state a death in a house, even from natural causes, has to be actively disclosed for three years and disclosed if asked after that. Murder is a whole different thing. Writing "A Neighborly Killing" I wondered what the real estate community would do with the death. It was suicide...sort of...that took place not in the house but some yards from it and it wasn't the resident who died.

  8. The 7th book in the series? Wow! That's wonderful and so impressive! Wishing Nancy much success! :)

    1. Sixth in the series but 7th book. I got off track once and wrote a comedy about octogenarian bank robbers who impersonated old people to rob a bank and save their mobile home park from foreclosure.

  9. I'm impressed by anyone who can carry out a series, so congratulations and all the luck possible with this latest one.

  10. Congratulations Nancy. I take off my hat to any writer that can write more than one book, and you wrote six in one series? Amazing! Also, the story sounds like a good read.

  11. Congratulations, Nancy! What a great title for a book. Sounds like an awesome read, too.

  12. Reading this now and loving it! I especially like Tom's involvement. I lived in an older home many years ago. It belonged to my grandmother and she passed away there. I used to chat with her spirits all the time!

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  14. Thanks for having me on your blog, Yolanda. Your followers rock.


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