Joy and Jealousy

Joy and Jealousy Review

Fenella Woods is excited to be celebrating her first Christmas on the Isle of Man. She’s less enthusiastic that her former boyfriend, Jack, is coming for a long visit. While they split up months ago, before Fenella relocated to the island, Jack seems to be having trouble accepting that the relationship is over.


Jack managed to get himself an invitation to stay with Dr. Peter Grady, a university professor who has a second home on the island. Dr. Grady isn’t home when he and Fenella arrive, but a string of beautiful women looking for the man turn up almost immediately. When one of the women discovers Dr. Grady’s body in the master bedroom, Fenella finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation.


Letting Jack stay in her house on Poppy Drive is necessary, but that puts him right across the road from CID Inspector Daniel Robinson’s house. Daniel and Fenella are still trying to work out where their personal relationship is going. Now he’s investigating a murder where Jack could be considered a suspect and might be the killer’s next target.


Can Fenella help Daniel solve the case and keep Jack safe? Can she incorporate American traditions into her first Manx Christmas? And what do you get a ghost for Christmas?


Title:Joy and Jealousy

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    Joy and Jealousy Reviews

  • Irene Sauman

    Joy and Jealousy is the 10th book in the author’s Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy mystery series. I do enjoy them, though some titles are stronger than others. In this one, Fenella’s ex-boyfriend Jack is...

  • Elizabeth

    This was a very enjoyable mystery and though I had my suspicions on whodunnit, I was still quite surprised and thrilled with the ending. I enjoyed learning more about Jack and Fenella's relationship- ...

  • Ana Karla

    I really like Fenella’s adventures, but the dialogue and interactions with Jack were unbearable to read. He is a self centered, manipulative, emotional abuser and the fact that Fenella, even remotel...

  • Linda

    This is the tenth quirky mystery in the Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy series, featuring Fenella Woods and her dearly-departed Aunt Mona.Fenella's ex-boyfriend Jack comes to visit her on the Isle of Man in ...

  • Catherine

    Christmas for FenellaAnother satisfying addition to the IOM Ghostly Cozy series. I like this series because the mystery doesn't get lost in the possible romances & relationships that Fenella with the ...

  • Iris

    Another most enjoyable story by my favorite author!It is nearly impossible for me to put a Diana Xarissa book down before the end. Her dialog is spot on and easy to follow and her characters seem like...

  • Lynda

    Christmas fun, and a murderWhen Fenella’s old beau from Buffalo arrives for an unwanted Christmas visit, he has arranged to stay at an acquaintance’s house on the island. But things go awry from t...

  • Dorothy J. Barkell

    Another enjoyable Manx mysteryThe mysteries with Fenella, ghostly Aunt Mona, Daniel and Shelley get better every book. The characters feel like people you want to have living beside you. The mysteries...

  • Dianadee

    ONE Book I tried m tried I just can't read I Love the Isle of Man books- I Love where they take me and I can't wait for the next to make it's Debut. Now with that said, all the characters are really g...

  • Kristi

    Think this my favorite in this seriesI am really liking this series , even if auntie Bessie and then the sisters with B&B are my favorite. Jack came to island finally , his character developed mature ...