Elena Hartwell is the author of the Eddie Shoes Mystery Series, published by Camel Press.


Just Released - Book Two

Two Heads Are Deader Than One 

"... an engaging mystery that will keep you stumped to the very end."
 for Readers' Favorite, click here for the full review.

"Author Elena Hartwell showcases a delightful heroine in a story that promises pleasant romance and a hint of danger with a twist of an ending."
Review, L. Kane for Ind'Tale Magazine. Click HERE for the full review.

"... Fascinating characters and a story that dares you to put the book down make this book a winner."
Rich Zahradnik, author of the Coleridge Taylor Mystery Series

"Narrator Moira Driscoll conveys cynicism and curiosity as the voice of Eddie Shoes, a private investigator who finds herself the prime suspect in her own case. Driscoll's resonant voice and direct tone are reminiscent of noir fictionwhich is perfect for a mystery that unfolds when Shoes discovers a dead body and a friend from high school asks for help identifying her stalker."
Review by AudioFile Magazine of the Audible version, voiced by Moira Driscoll. Click HERE for the full review. 


"Eddie's witty no-nonsense personality and Hartwell's well-paced writing style make the chapters fly by." 
—Review by Readeropolis. Click HERE for the full review.

"Boasting a wonderful cast of characters that included Eddie and her delightfully charming mother, this was a great read and I can’t wait to read the next book in this terrific series."

— Dru's Book Musings. Click HERE for the full review.


Book One

One Dead, Two to Go 
One Dead, Two To Go is smart, page-turning fun, with the most feisty and likable P.I. since Kinsey Millhone.”
—Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist and author of He's Gone

“Elena Hartwell doesn't just burst onto the scene with this clever mystery novel she kicks the door in and holds the reader at gunpoint.”
—Peter Clines, Award-winning author of The Fold, 14, and the Ex-Heroes series

“Mystery, murder and mayhem collide in this intriguing new series! An original, well written gum-shoe, readers will find an easy ebb and flow of sequences with just enough mystery to keep them guessing. From their strained past to their bumbling investigation skills, this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.... Avid Alphabet series connoisseurs should flock to this kick-off series.” —Roberta Gordon for InD'Tale Magazine


“… a thoroughly enjoyable story, well written with fresh and interesting characters, hopefully this is the first of a nice long series.” 
—One Dead, Two to Go Audible Review click here for the full review by Audiothing  







And ... launching April 15, 2017.
Three Strikes, You're Dead
Because Tax Day is Murder!

Who Knew Murder Could Be So Much Fun!