The Corpse’s Secret Life


The Corpse’s Secret Life (A PIP Inc Mystery)
by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

About The Corpse’s Secret Life

The Corpse’s Secret Life (A PIP Inc. Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Santa Cruz, CA.
Good Read Mysteries (March 16, 2022)
Number of Pages 245
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09SX9RHN4

Pat’s fledgling private investigation company, PIP Inc., has a promising new case.

Pat is still wearing a wrist cast after breaking her arm in a confrontation with a killer, so when she’s hired by the City of Watsonville to unearth the identity of an older woman who died in her bed, she’s delighted that her next job promises to be a simple computer-based research project.

Why is it that things are never as simple as she thinks they will be? Pat soon discovers nothing is as it seems, beginning with a corpse who had secret identities, murder, and a post-death ritual thought to have last been performed decades ago.


About Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Nancy Lynn Jarvis left the real estate profession after she started having so much fun writing the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series that she let her license lapse. She’s enjoyed writing about Regan and her husband, Tom, but decided it was time to do a new series.

PIP Inc. introduces protagonist downsized law librarian and not-quite-licensed Private Investigator Pat Pirard. “The Funeral Murder” is the second book in the series.

After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, Nancy worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager for Shakespeare/Santa Cruz at UCSC.

Currently, she’s enjoying being a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Santa Cruz Women of Mystery.

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  1. Thanks for having me on your blog. Each stop is special to me.

  2. This book looks and sounds like a great read. Boy do I love mystery books
    Would love to read and review in print format.
    Look forward to getting to know the better and their books.
    I enjoyed reading the excerpt, Love the book cover and title. The book cover is quite intriguing and makes you want to read the book right away just to find out what happens and who the person or people are who did it.
    How do you select your characters, settings, plots in your books?
    How do you choose your title of your books?
    How did you choose the title for the book The Corpse's Secret Life?
    When you write, do you write on a whim or by imagination(meaning no notes) or do you write everything down first then type it up later on your computer/typewriter?

  3. Super neat mystery. I like the name PIP inc, sounds catchy.

  4. I really love the cover and this sounds like a great mystery series!


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