Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway!


Ever After Mysteries Coming Soon!

These mysteries have three of my favorite things in them:

  • A little history
  • A little mystery
  • And happily “Ever After.”

History – 1926 in Dallas, Texas to be exact. I had so much fun digging into stories of the early days of my hometown. I found surprises and a few characters, and I’ll share some of these in the days to come along with photos from almost 100 years ago.

Mystery – oh, yes! My heroine, Josephine Jacobs, and her mother run a boarding house for women on Haskell Avenue, right across from the original site of Ursaline Academy and just down from Ross Avenue, one of the most exclusive and expensive streets in Dallas. She also works in the kitchen of the Adolphus Hotel. When T.G. Taggert, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in town, ends up being murdered, Josie finds herself on the wrong side of the bars in the downtown jail. But she’s not only resourceful, she’s innocent and not afraid to involve herself in the misadventures of an open investigation.

As for the happily ever after – All of our Ever After Mysteries are loosely based on Fairy Tales. Yesterday, Chautona Havig shared about her take on Cinderella as a cigarello girl in THE LAST GASP. You can find her full article here:

My book, A GIANT MURDER, is based on the characters of Jack and the Beanstalk. Josephine Jacobs is named after the author of the most common version of the story, Joseph Jacobs. Within the story, you’ll meet TG (The Giant) Taggert, his son Jack, his own personal goose Chef Anton Ganderson, his golden songstress Harper Davis, and other characters. And any one of them could have murdered The Giant.

So here’s my beautiful cover by the talented artist Josh Markey!


Someone is going to win an advanced copy of my book – even before it is available for purchase. Read on for the details.

A GIANT MURDER has been available for preorder for a while now, but the cover has looked like the one on the left. We’re releasing my final cover on Amazon today, Saturday February 13, and making a game of it. See the instructions below.

  • First, watch my Amazon Book Page for the cover to change from the place holder (the plain image above, on the left) to the full artwork.
  • Second, share the Amazon link with the new cover on your social media.
  • Third, send an email to with your social media link.

The person whose email arrives first, provided they shared the new cover and the Amazon link on social media, wins!  It’s that simple.

And tomorrow, we’ll be revealing book three of our Ever After Mysteries by April Hayman. You’ll want to see her post right HERE and see if you can win her book, too!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

  1. I want to feature this book on my blog, and I’d do the other book in the series, too. Lena Nelson Dooley – Co-founder of ACFW DFW, aka Ready Writers – Characters Who Grip Your Heart – TBCN Readers Choice 2013 Blog of the YearBrides of Minnesota, December 2017 12 Gifts of Christmas, September 2018Esther’s Temptation, Fall 2018Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides, November 2018Thanksgiving and Blessings, November 2018Four Seasons of Love, 2020A Heart’s Gift, 2021A Heart’s Forgiveness, 2021A Heart’s Forever Home, 2021


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