Biography

Merry Jones

Merry Jones is a versatile author, having written suspense novels, thrillers, mysteries, humor and nonfiction. Married and the mother of two, she grew up in the Chicago area, received a Masters in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School, a BA from Cornell University, and now lives outside Philadelphia. Before writing full time, she was a business communication consultant, an independent video writer/producer, and a college instructor. Jones is an avid rower at Philadelphia’s Vesper Boat Club. She is active in the Philadelphia Liars Club, and a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild and International Thriller Writers.

Merry Jones

Books by Merry Jones

by Merry Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Just before the first day of school, second-grade teacher Elle Harrison learns that a former student, Ty Evans, has been released from juvenile detention where he served time for killing his abusive father. Within days of his release, Elle’s school principal, who had tormented Ty as a child, is brutally murdered, along with a teacher at the school and Ty’s former girlfriend. Ty seeks Elle out, confiding that she’s the only adult he’s ever trusted. But when she’s assaulted in the night, she suspects that Ty is her attacker. Is he a serial killer? Is she his next intended victim? Before Elle discovers the truth, she’s caught in a deadly trap that challenges her deepest convictions about guilt and innocence, childhood and family.

by Merry Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Elle Harrison and her pals, Jen, Becky and Susan, travel to Mexico where Jen has scheduled cosmetic surgery. Soon after they arrive, Elle sees the woman in the suite next door fall from her sixth floor balcony. When the room is later occupied by another patient, Elle finds her brutally mutilated body on that same balcony. As dangers swirl and intensify, Elle is forced to face her unresolved issues with her late husband, Charlie, even as she races to find the connections between the murders.

by Merry Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Elle's soon-to-be-ex-husband, Charlie, has been stabbed to death with a kitchen knife. Yet she feels his presence and hears him accuse her of killing him. Even though she doesn’t believe in ghosts, she argues with him and asserts her innocence. Oddly, Elle has a gap in her memory; she can’t account for her activity during the time of his murder. As Elle tries to clear herself by finding out how Charlie died, she discovers that she had plenty of reason to kill him.