One for the Road
by Mary Ellis

Travel writer Jill Curtis is drawn into a deadly blend of rivalry, resentment and romance gone wrong when she stumbles into a bourbon war between two Kentucky families in this first in an intoxicating new cozy mystery series.

Travel writer Jill Curtis loves her job, but she desperately needs a break if she’s to achieve her dream of becoming an investigative reporter. Sent to Kentucky by her boss to find out why thousands of tourists flock to Bourbon Country every year, Jill’s dream seems to be slipping further away. After all, nothing interesting ever happens in rural America . . . does it?

Staying at an estranged relative’s B&B, Jill’s plan to uncover what makes the state’s bourbon tours so popular goes awry when she discovers a body at one of the distilleries and quickly becomes a suspect in a brutal murder. Can she navigate high-stakes bourbon rivalries, centuries-old family feuds and ill-fated romance to catch a killer?


Framed by details of bourbon production, this tale – with its blossoming romance, small-town charm, and well-drawn characters – will please cozy fans


Entertaining … may entice you to plan a trip to Kentucky

Kirkus Reviews

A diverting series launch … This cozy is sure to delight Ellis’s fans

Publishers Weekly

Fast pacing, multiple points of view, and plot twists distinguish this eerie mystery, with its strong, well-delineated cast of characters

Booklist on Island of Last Resorts

Readers will have fun following Kate on her latest investigation

Booklist on Sweet Taste of Revenge

Should appeal to readers looking for mysteries with a touch of religion as they follow the exploits of naïve and headstrong Kate

Booklist on Hiding in Plain Sight

Joins romantic suspense with faith-based overtones. Ellis’s readers will enjoy the overlap

Library Journal on Hiding in Plain Sight

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including several Amish Romance series and the Secrets of the South mystery series. She lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat.

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One for the Road by Mary Ellis is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278899805th January 2021150 X 232mm208$28.99
Hardback978072788998030th October 2020150 X 232mm208£20.99
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