The Borrowed and Blue Murders (Hardcover)

A Thriller

By Merry Jones

Minotaur Books, 9780312356231, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2008

List Price: 24.95*
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Merry Jones’s avid readers raved about The Deadly Neighbors, her third fast-paced thriller featuring art therapist Zoe Hayes. Now the inimitable Zoe is back to save her marriage—and her life.

In the final days before Zoe’s wedding to Detective Nick Stiles, a jogger turns up murdered on Zoe’s back patio. Nick’s brothers have come for the wedding and are staying at her home, and Zoe, now the mother of two—six-year-old Molly and baby Luke—finds evidence that at least one of her future in-laws is not who he pretends to be.

When her babysitter has a breakdown, her wedding planner is attacked, and a psychotic former patient decides to come after Zoe and her family, Zoe is caught in an intricate web of intrigue and spiraling danger that threatens to destroy a lot more than just her wedding.

About the Author

Merry Jones is the author of eleven books, including the humorous bestseller "I Love Him, But . . ." and the nonfiction "Birthmothers: Women Who Have Relinquished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Stories." Born and raised in the Chicago area, she now lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. This is her fourth Zoe Hayes thriller; previous titles include "The Nanny Murders, ""The River Killings, " and "The Deadly Neighbors." Visit her Web site at

Praise For The Borrowed and Blue Murders: A Thriller

Praise for the Zoe Hayes Thrillers

“The Mary Higgins Clark for this millennium.”
- The Tampa Tribune

“Absolutely fantastic.”
- Midwest Book Review on The Nanny Murders

“Wow. What a zinger of a mystery.”
- Susan Wittig Albert, bestselling author of the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

“A suspenseful story with a thoughtful and complex heroine in Zoe Hayes.”
- Faye Kellerman, author of The Burnt House

“A page-turning success. It’s hard to put down.”
- The Dallas Morning News on The Nanny Murders

“Engaging . . . Zoe has established herself as an appealing single-mom heroine.”
- Booklist on The Deadly Neighbors

“Has the reader hooked from chapter one. A must-read for all those who love mystery.”
- The Book Review Café on The Nanny Murders

“Superb . . . Brilliant. Chilling. Riveting.”
- Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand mysteries