In the Nib of Time -- book 3 of the Hand Lettering Mystery Series

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In the Nib of Time

Hand Lettering Mystery #2

Ralph Coggins has been one of Jamie Lang's mentors and friends for years. A world-renowned master penman and calligrapher to queens and presidents, his script is perfection. So perfect that someone wants him out of the way. When Jamie stops by Ralph's house to deliver the 24K gold fountain pen nib he ordered, she finds him slumped over his drafting table, freshly dead. It takes her good friend with the bedroom eyes, Ridge Calhoun, Cedar Valley's chief of police and hottest bachelor, to determine what killed Ralph. And the cause of death is almost unbelievable. Now the question is—who killed Ralph? And how did they do it?

Ralph was well loved and respected in the lettering community. So Jamie thought. Until she finds herself embroiled in a world full of jealousy, secrets, revenge, unrequited love, and greed. Even some of Ralph's powerful and wealthy clients have motives for wanting him dead. And it isn't because they can't pay. As Jamie sifts through the clues, consuming copious amounts of coffee, she enlists the help of her rival hand letterer, Hot Hugh. With his sexy British accent and tight black T-shirts, it's hard not to be distracted by him. Now the only question is whether Jamie can find the killer in the nib of time. Before they still her pen for good.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries with something new, or if you're a fan of hand lettering, pen and ink art, graphic design, watercoloring, typography, calligraphy, and creative inspiration, this series is for you! Indulge your inner artist and sleuth. Welcome to Cedar Valley, a thriving tourist town and popular wedding venue. Once you slip into town, you'll want to stay and grab a cup of coffee with Jamie while she solves crimes. Get your copy today!

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Jessa Archer's Hand Lettering Mystery Series







I'm the hand lettering main character and amateur sleuth in the Hand Lettering Mystery Series of cozy mysteries by Jessa Archer. I have a preference for inspirational and uplifting quotes. In fact my house in Cedar Valley is a veritable gallery of my favorites. Naturally, that's where I feel most "at home" and do my best hand lettering and thinking. And that's where I have my light bulb moments when it comes to solving crimes.

I got into sleuthing accidentally. You can read all about it in Cursive, Foiled Again!, a free mini mystery by Jessa Archer. I solve my first real murder in Who Shot the Serif?

And I love coffee and drink lots and lots of it. I do live near Seattle, after all!


All the perfect elements to keep readers enthralled. With a great storyline, a smart and savvy amateur sleuth, lots of twists and turns, and a long list of suspects, this book will keep a cozy mystery reader on the edge of their seat.
Suzy--Amazon Reviewer

A good balance between the quirky characters needed in a cozy mystery and the actual suspenseful mystery aspects.
Jamie BJ-Goodreads Reviewer


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