Second Floor, Front

Second Floor, Front
118 Pages
ISBN 9781625266880

Second Floor, Front is a lesbian cross-over paranormal, psychic sleuth/cozy mystery. Think Long Island Medium meets Long Lost Family meets Miss Marple. Or perhaps a lesbian version of Rear Window.

In her efforts to make sense of what she has witnessed in the crosswalk below her second-floor window, Marion, recently retired with too much time on her hands, hooks up with Amanda, also retired, known for closing cold cases for the local police using her psychic “gifts,” along with her chutzpah.

Marion joins Amanda on a trip to Maui under the guise of a well-deserved vacation after solving several emotionally grueling cases, only to find Amanda is searching for answers to her own mystery—the disappearance of her younger lover many years ago.

Humor and tragedy vie for attention as they blend their oil-and-water styles.

Jo Lauer

About Jo Lauer (Santa Rosa, California Author)

Jo Lauer

Jo Lauer is a psychotherapist in Sonoma County, California. Her articles and essays have appeared in Sacred Hoop, Psychology Today, Journal of Clinical Activities, Assignments & Handouts in Psychotherapy Practice, Tiny Light, Moondance, GRIT magazine, In The Family, and Sonoma County Women’s Voices.

She has published two novellas, Waltzing with the Azaleas and Sojourner. Her story, “Quilt of Souls,” appears in the Vintage Voices 2010 Redwood Writers Anthology, Words Poured Out. Her essay, “She” appears in Potpourri For and About Women.

She is the author of Returning: A Collection of Stories and the lesbian fiction mystery trilogy, Best Laid Plans, which includes An Unlikely Trio: Prequel, Best Laid Plans: A Cozy Mystery, and Gone Awry: Sequel.

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