My name is Joan Long. I’m an author who writes about Florida, lush tropical islands, and murder. Oh, yes—murder.

Imagine yourself on a white-sand beach, basking in the sunshine. Go ahead, slip on your sunglasses. Sway in your hammock. Enjoy the warm breeze while you sip a cool drink. But keep your eyes open, because not everyone is good in paradise.

A crime will be committed.

A villain must be unmasked.

Someone is trying to get away with murder.

A humorous ghost story set on Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast, Lovebug Graveyard introduces recently unengaged Lucy Langston.

Lucy’s Great-Aunt Charlotte fell from a two-foot-tall wooden stool and tumbled over a staircase railing. Nasty fall. She’s dead, deceased, kaput—and supposedly departed. But Charlotte’s spirit hit the ceiling fan on her way out. Now, her lively ghost needs Lucy to find her killer before time runs out for both of them.

Lovebug Graveyard was a finalist in St. Martin’s Minotaur Books/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition as well as the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence, given by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.


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