Lavene, Joyce & Jim

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Together Jim and Joyce write the Renaissance Faire Mysteries started in 2008 and set in South Carolina. It features assistant college professor and USC doctoral candidate Jessie Morton who also studies medieval crafts every summer at Columbia, S.C.'s Renaissance Faire Village. She finds herself entangled in murders.

Jim and Joyce also write The Retired Witches Spellbook Mystery series which starts in December 2014 and is set in North Carolina.

Joyce writes the Missing Pieces Mystery series which started in 2010 and takes place in North Carolina. This is a seaside-set paranormal mystery. It features Dae O'Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things-and the stories behind lost lives. Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina-and the person everyone turns to when they've lost something. One touch and Dae can find it, and missing pieces seem to find their way to her, whether she wants them to or not.

Joyce and Jim Lavene write the Pumpkin Patch Mystery Series which started in 2015 and is set in Virginia. It features Richmond attorney Sarah Tucker who returns to sell her family’s abandoned farm in Misty River, Virginia despite unanswered questions about her grandparents’ disappearance sixteen years earlier. Sarah was only twelve when she went to visit and found her grandparents had vanished. No amount of searching has brought answers.