When she’s not sailing on her yacht, award-winning author Jinx Schwartz divides her time Arizona and Mexico. Her “Hetta Coffey” mystery series won an EPPIE award for Best Mystery, and Book 1, Just Add Water, tops today’s Buffet.

The book, which is suitable for readers of all ages, is set in Haiti in the 1950s. The character Hetta is a hard-drinking, good timing Texas girl, raised by an eclectic mixture of Hard-Shell Baptists, Baha’l and red-necked backsliders. She’s bright brassy, brash and boss.

jinxJinx is a ninth-generation Texan. Before forging her writing career, she had joined her father’s business in construction and engineering. After working on projects in Alaska, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Tokyo, she bought a boat, met the man of her dreams, and sailed to Mexican waters. That’s when she turned to writing.

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Just Add Water (Hetta Coffey Mystery Series (Book 1))

Action & Adventure
Author: Jinx Schwartz
Just Add Water (Hetta Coffey Mystery Series (Book 1))

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and and she’s not afraid to use it.
She’s a globe-trotting civil engineer with swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream.

Plying the San Francisco waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts–especially their predominantly male skippers–and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.

In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat, but shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles, give a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”