Books by Jean Ayer

DEAD DRUNK by Jean Ayer
Released: April 17, 2014

"A fine murder mystery, in the style of Agatha Christie, with a hawk-eyed protagonist and bevy of suspects."
In Ayer's (Tales of Chinkapin Creek, Volume II, 2012, etc.) mystery novel, the accidental death of an affluent alcoholic may, in fact, be a simple case of murder. Read full book review >
Released: June 27, 2012

"Finely nuanced hymn to the world before Ikea, and the stout West Virginians who peopled it. Recommended."
Ayer (Tales of Chinkapin Creek, 2011) returns with more sparkling sketches of rural West Virginians who lived by their hands, hearts and wits before the age of machines. Read full book review >
TALES OF CHINKAPIN CREEK by Jean Ayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2011

"An accomplished, creative memoir by a writer with serious literary tools—West Virginia, we hardly knew your soulful depths."
Veteran short-story writer Ayer strikes gold with these enchanting sketches of the motley relatives and neighbors who peopled her mother's rural West Virginia girlhood—back when the 20th century was young and spry. Read full book review >