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About the author


SECRET OF THE JETTY is Rina Torri's second book, following her longtime career as a feature story writer for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Maryland Gazette, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore News Post, Gannett Newspapers, Pittsburgh's Business Magazine, and the Milwaukee Sentinel.

Her first book, NO ROCKING CHAIRS YET, received a 5-star rating from Writers Digest SP Book Awards and was described as "...filled with wisdom, humor, acceptance..."

She is a freelance writer and editor living in SoCal.

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Secret of the Jetty
by Rina Torri

Overview


From Readers' Favorite Book Reviews: Five Stars for SECRET OF THE JETTY in every category (appearance, plot, development, formatting, and marketability). Here is part of their review:

“Rina Torri’s Secret of the Jetty is a marvelous sleuth mystery that keeps the reader guessing as the three sleuths work alongside a journalist and the police to solve the mystery of the dead woman on the jetty. What better sleuths could you ask for than a reference librarian, an English teacher, and a nurse practitioner? The reader just has to know from the distinguished backgrounds of the trio that their investigative powers will be prodigious -- and they are. I loved following them as they used their collective talents to search for the killer and enjoyed rummaging through the collection of red herrings the author tosses into the mix. There’s also a bit of romance to go along with the sunny shores of northern San Diego and the awfulness of a cold-blooded murderer. In her mystery novel Secret of the Jetty, Torri blends authentic and credible characters with a plausible and hard-to-solve mystery. It’s most highly recommended.”

SECRET OF THE JETTY was featured in the North County Daily Star, Nov. 18, 2020 issue.  https://bit.ly/3pKySGo 

SECRET OF THE JETTY has been selected by the San Diego Library System as one of the mysteries in their permanent collection. It also resides in the separate Carlsbad Library System.


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Description


When Peggy Conti Crawford meets her two best friends for an early morning beach walk, they make a discovery that will draw the three baby boomers into the most baffling murder case to ever hit San Diego's shores. Cradled in the rocks of one of the twin jetties on South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad is the soaking wet body of a woman clothed in a silver dress and wearing only one spike heel. Her other shoe is at the top of the jetty.

Peggy suspects that the victim must have been rendered helpless before being abandoned to slowly die as waves randomly washed over her face. When her hunch is verified by police, she determines to help find the killer.

But before an arrest can be made, will her deep entanglement in the jetty murder case put her in mortal danger?

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Overview


From Readers' Favorite Book Reviews: Five Stars for SECRET OF THE JETTY in every category (appearance, plot, development, formatting, and marketability). Here is part of their review:

“Rina Torri’s Secret of the Jetty is a marvelous sleuth mystery that keeps the reader guessing as the three sleuths work alongside a journalist and the police to solve the mystery of the dead woman on the jetty. What better sleuths could you ask for than a reference librarian, an English teacher, and a nurse practitioner? The reader just has to know from the distinguished backgrounds of the trio that their investigative powers will be prodigious -- and they are. I loved following them as they used their collective talents to search for the killer and enjoyed rummaging through the collection of red herrings the author tosses into the mix. There’s also a bit of romance to go along with the sunny shores of northern San Diego and the awfulness of a cold-blooded murderer. In her mystery novel Secret of the Jetty, Torri blends authentic and credible characters with a plausible and hard-to-solve mystery. It’s most highly recommended.”

SECRET OF THE JETTY was featured in the North County Daily Star, Nov. 18, 2020 issue.  https://bit.ly/3pKySGo 

SECRET OF THE JETTY has been selected by the San Diego Library System as one of the mysteries in their permanent collection. It also resides in the separate Carlsbad Library System.


Read more

Description


When Peggy Conti Crawford meets her two best friends for an early morning beach walk, they make a discovery that will draw the three baby boomers into the most baffling murder case to ever hit San Diego's shores. Cradled in the rocks of one of the twin jetties on South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad is the soaking wet body of a woman clothed in a silver dress and wearing only one spike heel. Her other shoe is at the top of the jetty.

Peggy suspects that the victim must have been rendered helpless before being abandoned to slowly die as waves randomly washed over her face. When her hunch is verified by police, she determines to help find the killer.

But before an arrest can be made, will her deep entanglement in the jetty murder case put her in mortal danger?

Read more

Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Language:English

Series title:The SoCal Sleuths

Series Number:1

Pages:230

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098332051

Paperback ISBN:9781098332044


Overview


From Readers' Favorite Book Reviews: Five Stars for SECRET OF THE JETTY in every category (appearance, plot, development, formatting, and marketability). Here is part of their review:

“Rina Torri’s Secret of the Jetty is a marvelous sleuth mystery that keeps the reader guessing as the three sleuths work alongside a journalist and the police to solve the mystery of the dead woman on the jetty. What better sleuths could you ask for than a reference librarian, an English teacher, and a nurse practitioner? The reader just has to know from the distinguished backgrounds of the trio that their investigative powers will be prodigious -- and they are. I loved following them as they used their collective talents to search for the killer and enjoyed rummaging through the collection of red herrings the author tosses into the mix. There’s also a bit of romance to go along with the sunny shores of northern San Diego and the awfulness of a cold-blooded murderer. In her mystery novel Secret of the Jetty, Torri blends authentic and credible characters with a plausible and hard-to-solve mystery. It’s most highly recommended.”

SECRET OF THE JETTY was featured in the North County Daily Star, Nov. 18, 2020 issue.  https://bit.ly/3pKySGo 

SECRET OF THE JETTY has been selected by the San Diego Library System as one of the mysteries in their permanent collection. It also resides in the separate Carlsbad Library System.


Read more

Description


When Peggy Conti Crawford meets her two best friends for an early morning beach walk, they make a discovery that will draw the three baby boomers into the most baffling murder case to ever hit San Diego's shores. Cradled in the rocks of one of the twin jetties on South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad is the soaking wet body of a woman clothed in a silver dress and wearing only one spike heel. Her other shoe is at the top of the jetty.

Peggy suspects that the victim must have been rendered helpless before being abandoned to slowly die as waves randomly washed over her face. When her hunch is verified by police, she determines to help find the killer.

But before an arrest can be made, will her deep entanglement in the jetty murder case put her in mortal danger?

Read more

About the author


SECRET OF THE JETTY is Rina Torri's second book, following her longtime career as a feature story writer for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Maryland Gazette, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore News Post, Gannett Newspapers, Pittsburgh's Business Magazine, and the Milwaukee Sentinel.

Her first book, NO ROCKING CHAIRS YET, received a 5-star rating from Writers Digest SP Book Awards and was described as "...filled with wisdom, humor, acceptance..."

She is a freelance writer and editor living in SoCal.

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Secret of the Jetty I loved the book, Secret of the Jetty, by Rina Torri. It was fast-paced, full of character/plot development and suspense, and it was extra compelling because it took place in my own beloved town and beach area. It had a satisfying ending, and it made me want to read more. Bravo, Rina Torri! It's a wonderful book, and I really enjoyed reading it. I will recommend it to many friends. Read more
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