The School for Mysteries: A Cozy Paranormal Adventure

| July 12, 2014


The School for Mysteries: A Cozy Paranormal Adventure

Witty banter, suspense, romantic comedy, and a few paranormal elements make for an entertaining romp set in the present day, but touching on history from medieval Chartres to the Civil War.

By Wall Street Journal multi-bestselling author Carolyn Jourdan whose previous novel of mystery and romantic suspense, “Out on a Limb” was ranked #1 in Mystery and #1 in Medical Fiction on Amazon. Her newest book, “The School for Mysteries,” is described as “Great fun! A witty romantic adventure and an hilarious successor to Mrs. Pollifax. Makes you realize if Jessica Fletcher had been a nurse, there would’ve been a lot fewer dead bodies littering Cabot Cove.”

In “The School for Mysteries” Phoebe McFarland has just lost her job as a rural home health care nurse in White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded Smoky Mountains. But then she’s unexpectedly offered a ritzy-sounding position as a private duty nurse to an enigmatic scholar.

Unfortunately before she can start her upscale new life, Phoebe is unwittingly caught up in a medical emergency with Nick, a total stranger. The mismatched couple is forced to cooperate as they flee professional killers who now have Phoebe in their crosshairs as well.

Will Phoebe and friends be able to prevent some scary guys from killing her and Nick over a mysterious book that’s not even finished?

Praise for Carolyn Jourdan’s Books

Jourdan’s memoir, Heart in the Right Place, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#7 in the nation) and #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Medicine, and Science. It is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books. It was chosen as Family Circle magazine’s first ever Book of the Month and won the Elle magazine Reader’s Prize.

Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring reached #1 on all of Amazon Kindle! It was also #1 in Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Medicine, Science, and Doctor-Patient Relations.

Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Volume 1 is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (#9 in the nation). Volume 2 was recently released.

Jourdan’s previous mystery, Out on a Limb was ranked #1 in Medical Fiction, #1 Mystery, and #1 Cozy Mystery on Amazon. Reviewers describe this cozy, scientific, medical mystery as “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of the Great Smoky Mountains”, “CSI Meets Animal Planet”, and “An Appalachian Michael Crichton.”

More Praise for Heart in the Right Place

• Featured selection of most major national book clubs

• Best Book of the Year Literary Guild

• Best Book Club Book of the Year American Booksellers Association

• Great Books About Extraordinary People Great Books, Great Libraries

• Great Read Great Readers Advisory

• Top 5 Most Fun Book Ever Shelf Awareness

• Top Summer Read New York Public Library

• Starred Review in Publishers Weekly — “Jourdan’s dispatches from the reception desk make for a stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph.” ”

• This is a soul-touching memoir filled with memorable Southern characters, plus plenty of country humor, but mostly a memoir about character — the transformative power of selfless acts in forgotten places far from the spotlight.” John Marshall — Seattle Post-Intelligencer

• “Heartwarming, funny and utterly appealing.” Fannie Flagg — Author of Fried Green Tomatoes

• “This is a wonderful book. I would have enjoyed it even if Carolyn wasn’t a neighbor of mine in East Tennessee. She is a great writer.” Dolly Parton — Singer, Songwriter, and Actress

Carolyn is a former U.S. Senate Counsel to the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Governmental Affairs. She has degrees from the University of Tennessee in Biomedical Engineering and Law. Carolyn lives on the family farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, with many stray animals. She is a popular speaker.


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