Jessica James
The Jessica James Mystery Series
Jessica James: like Nancy Drew if she drank Jack Daniels

“Crackles with energy… Jessica remains an instantly likable protagonist… fast-paced and engaging.”
Kirkus Reviews

Kassy O’Roarke Pet Detective Mysteries
Middle grade series

“Kassy O’Roarke, Cub Reporter is a juicy middle grade mystery in which a young investigator learns that it’s okay to be vulnerable.”
Foreword Reviews

Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie in this highly entertaining WW1 series
Fiona Figg Mysteries
Award-winning author

"Oliver has a good ear for dialogue and a keen instinct for pacing, and her scene-setting gets more evocative with every outing…”
Kirkus Reviews

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Kelly Oliver is the award-winning author of the Jessica James Mysteries, the Kassy O’Roarke Pet Detective series and Fiona Figg Mysteries.

When she’s not writing mystery novels, Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, and the author of fifteen non-fiction books and over 100 articles on issues such as the refugee crisis, campus rape, women and the media, animals, and the environment. She has published in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books and has been featured on ABC news, CSPAN books, the Canadian Broadcasting Network, and various radio programs.


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