Joyce and Jim Lavene
Joyce and Jim Lavene are a husband-and-wife writing team, who write mystery and romance novels together. They write several series, including the Sharyn Howard, Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries, Renaissance Faire Mysteries, Missing Pieces Mysteries series and more. Joyce and Jim also write the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries and Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries series under the pen name of J.J. Cook. Together, Joyce and Jim enjoy cooking, photography and ghost hunting. They live in North Carolina.

Joyce and Jim Lavene made their debuts as published authors in 1999, publishing several novels (mostly romance) that year. It wouldn’t be long, however, before they switched their focus to mystery novels. Below is a list of Joyce and Jim Lavene’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Family Matters Books


A Family for the Sheriff(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sharyn Howard Books


Last Dance(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Last Good-Bye(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last to Remember(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Until Our Last Embrace(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For the Last Time(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreams Don't Last(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Fires Burning(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glory's Last Victim(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Rites(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last One Down(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before the Last Lap(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Shall Be Last(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries Books


Pretty Poison(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poisoned Petals(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perfect Poison(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Corpse for Yew(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buried by Buttercups(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Thyme to Die(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lethal Lily(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Weeds(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Stock Car Racing Mysteries Books


Swapping Paint(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hooked Up(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Renaissance Faire Mysteries Books


Wicked Weaves(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghastly Glass(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Daggers(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harrowing Hats(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treacherous Toys(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murderous Matrimony(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Pranks(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bewitching Boots(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Fairies(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pet Psychic Mysteries Books


The Telltale Turtle(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Missing Pieces Mysteries Books


A Timely Vision(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Touch of Gold(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Spirited Gift(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Haunting Dream(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Finder's Fee(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dae's Christmas Past(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Watery Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Watery Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries Books


That Old Flame of Mine(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hero's Journey(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing with Fire(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Hot Water(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Pepper Hero(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pie Shop Mysteries Books


Plum Deadly(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treacherous Tart(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Taxi For The Dead Paranormal Mysteries Books


Undead by Morning(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Hearted Ghoul(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Girl Blues(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Retired Witches Mysteries Books


Spell Booked(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Looking for Mr. Good Witch(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries Books


Death on Eat Street(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gator Bowl(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fry Another Day(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fat Tuesday Fricassee(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries Books

Gator Bowl is a prequel story to the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries series.

Publication Order of Pumpkin Patch Mysteries Books


Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Purple Door Detective Agency Books


Be My Banshee(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Flowers in the Night(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
If Not for You(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time for Love(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only You(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Save Your Heart for Me(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dowager Duchess(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madison's Miracles(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions of Love(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love's Treasured Secrets(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emilie's Christmas Love(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: A Family for the Sheriff was written under the pen name of Elyssa Henry. The Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries and the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries series were written under the pen name of J.J. Cook. The novels If Not for You, A Time for Love, Only You, Save Your Heart for Me, The Dowager Duchess, Madison’s Miracles and Emilie’s Christmas Love were written under the pen name of Joye Ames.

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Joyce & Jim Lavene Synopsis: Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene is the first book in their Retired Witches Mysteries paranormal mystery series. Set in Wilmington, NC, where three witches ran a curio shop called Smuggler’s Arcane. But with ages, witches’ powers decrease, and they’re forced to retire. Molly, Elsie and Olivia are now eligible for AARP. But before they retire, they must surrender their magic, recruit three new witches to replace them and give them their spellbook. Before they can even choose their replacements, Olivia ends up dead and their spellbook is nowhere to be found. To get their spells back, Molly and Elsie must go up against a witch who is younger than them and more powerful than they ever were. And they’re going to need more than just magic…

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