Private investigator Edie Fox has found your next read: The Missing American by Julie Highmore

The Missing American by Julie Highmore Out Now

April is looking up even more with the release of THE MISSING AMERICAN by bestselling author Julie Highmore. This light-hearted, cozy mystery is the first standalone book in the Edie Fox Detective Agency series. It is also the first book Julie Highmore has released with The Book Folks.

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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0C23XYCKG/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C23XYCKG/


The best light-hearted mystery fiction you’ll read all year!

New to the private investigator game, Edie Fox is delighted when a handsome American client with disconcertingly dazzling teeth asks her to find his missing cousin, Isabella. Especially when he leaves her a bundle of cash to get started.

However, the case quickly gets complicated, and so does her life when a one-night stand from her Oxford university days gets in touch and asks if her 26-year-old daughter, Maeve, is also his child.

Juggling a chaotic home, a brimming wine glass, a daughter besotted with her new-found daddy, and a rekindled old flame, Edie must try to focus on the job.

But with unreliable witnesses, a less than trustworthy client, and an assistant with her mind on other things, Edie will be up against it and risks losing all.

If you enjoy fiction by Richard Osman, Jesse Sutanto, Rachel Ward, and T E Kinsey, you’ll love these books!


Julie Highmore

After having her three children, Julie became a mature student at first Westminster College, then Oxford Brookes University, where she gained a degree in English. As part of the course, she studied creative writing with Philip Pullman, who encouraged her to continue with her writing after graduation. This she did, and her published work includes nine rom-com novels, and more recently, a crime fiction series for The Book Folks. The Missing American – the first in the series – features the somewhat flawed, Oxford-based private investigator, Edie Fox; a single mother and very young grandmother who inadvertently gets her precious family caught up in her first big case. Although her recent novels have ventured into some dark places, Julie manages to inject humour into the stories without diminishing the danger of situations Edie finds herself in.

Between graduating and becoming a published author, Julie taught English as a foreign language, and for several years was a reader for Oxford University Press’s Children’s Books.

She enjoys music, binge-watching a good TV series, country strolls, doing the New York Times crossword, and hanging out with her husband and ever-expanding family. With two Edie books now in production and a third following in Spring 2023, Julie is hoping to continue with the series while also exploring other crime-fiction paths.

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