The Good Byline

The Good Byline

A Riley Ellison Mystery

Paperback - 2017
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"The Good Byline follows Riley Ellison, a smart, quirky young heroine with Southern charm to boot. Riley feels adrift in her small hometown of Tuttle Corner, VA, newly single and bemoaning the decline of print journalism, which has dashed her long-held dream of succeeding her grandfather as an obituary writer at the local newspaper. When her childhood best friend commits suicide with no warning, Julie's grieving family asks Riley to write her obituary. As she investigates why such an ambitious young woman might want to end her life, Riley begins to consider that Julie may have actually been murdered. In the meantime, her love life becomes complicated when her ex -- Ryan -- returns to town just as things are heating up with a hot newcomer--who may have had something to do with Julie's death"--
Published: Altadena, California :, Prospect Park Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781938849916
Branch Call Number: F ORR
Characteristics: 288 pages ;,21 cm
Alternative Title: Riley Ellison mystery


From Library Staff

When Riley Ellison is asked to write the obituary for Jordan James, an estranged childhood friend, she soon begins to question if the death was really a suicide or whether something more sinister happened. As Riley sets out to find out what really happened to her friend, she also happens to be v... Read More »

DBRL_ANNEG Feb 13, 2018

I normally don't read "mystery-lite"-type books, but after hearing the author speak I decided to give this one a try. I'm glad I did. It was a great weekend read--would be perfect on a beach or a plane (well assuming your seat mates didn't mind hearing the occasional burst of laughter).... Read More »

DBRL_IdaF May 05, 2017

Take Lucy Ricardo, change her name to Riley Ellison, make her a millennial library assistant in Tuttle Corner, Virginia, recently dumped by her boyfriend, looking for love online and inadvertently involved in a murder investigation and you'll end up with this book. This might possibly be the funn... Read More »

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