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Book Launch Photos

Home Sweet Murder – Tales of a Tenacious Housesitter has hit the shelves. The official book launch event was a great success. Check out some of photos taken at the event.

Brainerd Author Debuts ‘Home Sweet Murder’

Theresa was recently featured in the Entertainment section of the Brainerd Dispatch. Check out the excerpt below. Click the button to read the full article.

BAXTER — Brainerd author Theresa M. Jarvela will celebrate the release of her first novel, “Home Sweet Murder,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 5 at Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter.

“Home Sweet Murder,” to be published by North Star Press in June, is the first book in the Tales of a Tenacious Housesitter Mystery Series…

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What is a ‘Cozy Mystery’?

Theresa’s Recipe for a Fun Read

Set aside readers.
Combine murder and mystery.
Add one or two amateur sleuths.
Toss in a fair amount of suspense.
Sprinkle in a bit of humor.
Discard graphic violence, profanity and explicit sex.
Blend remaining ingredients together well.

Makes one Cozy Mystery
Serves thousands

The Rap on Theresa

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime Rap Sheet

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime "Rap Sheet"


Theresa was recently featured in the bi-monthly newsletter published by the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime. This passionate group of mystery writers, readers and book buyers is on the constant lookout for all things mysterious!

Check out their Rap Sheet on Theresa in the March-April 2012 edition of their newsletter (page 10).

The Twin Cities Sisters in Crime website can be found at http://www.twincitysinc.org.

Home Sweet Murder Book Launch Event

Book Launch Event

Celebrate the debut novel of Theresa M Jarvela!

Tuesday June 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Prairie Bay Restaurant

Tickets $25

Includes signed copy of “Home Sweet Murder-Tales of a Tenacious Housesitter”

Music by Jim Olson

Appetizers include Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Truffled Deviled Eggs, Greek Salad Kabobs, Build Your Own Bruschetta, Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Brownies and Lemon Bars, Beverages.

Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Tickets available by calling Krista at Blue Cottage Agency (218) 828-4717, or by clicking the button below and submitting your request electronically.

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