The Ivy Malone Mysteries
Invisible - A Christian Book written by Lorena McCourtney

Ivy Malone is a woman with a wry sense of humor, a powerful faith, and a "mutant curiosity gene" (as a police friend puts it), which sometimes get her into trouble.

She has also discovered that in this fast-moving, youth-oriented world she seems to have drifted into invisibility. People just don't seem to see her any more. She's at first startled and dismayed by this, but she's not one to look on the dark side of things. She decides to put this new foun d "invisibility" to good use and sets out to catch the culprits vandalizing a nearby rural cemetery.

Only to find herself entangled with more than vandals, that she's smack in the midst of the murder of a young neighbor woman. And it's going to take all the nerve and ingenuity she can muster, as well as invisibility, to bring the guilty to justice and save her own neck.

As one of the top Christian books of the year, Invisible was named winner of the Inspirational Division of the 2005 Daphne du Maurier Mystery/Suspense awards."

Invisible is no longer available in new print copies, but it is available on Kindle at Amazon.
For Nook at Barnes and Noble.

What people are saying about INVISIBLE...

McCourtney's irresistible, understated humor shines through Ivy Malone, a less stuffy version of Miss Marple from this side of the pond. The reader is drawn from page to page toward an unexpected ending. A whet-your-appetite debut for a promising series.
From Romantic Times Magazine
4 1/2 stars and a "Top Pick" rating

Ivy Malone is a heroine who goes about her sleuthing with charm, wit and an undeterred determination to bring crooks to justice. She manages to get herself into one hilarious scrape after another, always squeaking out of trouble by the skin of her teeth. Ivy and her adventures are destined to become favorites of all who read them.
From Murder and Mayhem Book Club


In the first book in this series of Christian books, Ivy helped bring a killer to justice. Now the killer's vindictive and widespread family clan is determined to carry out their brand of justice and turn her into roadkill. Which, Ivy decides, makes this a good time to go into hiding.

But it's difficult for even an "invisible" LOL (little old lady) to keep a low profile after she finds a body in a lake, and her mutant curiosity gene kicks into overdrive as she sleuths for the killer and finds a number of elusive trails to follow. All too soon Ivy discovers she and her aging Thunderbird may not be hidden as well as she hoped. She may, in fact, be very much In Plain Sight.

In Plain Sight is no longer available in new print copies, but it is available on Kindle at Amazon.
For Nook at Barnes and Noble.

"Ivy Malone mysteries are simply too much fun, and this one is no exception. McCourtney has unique plot, sleek pacing, and engrossing characters."
4 1/2 stars Top Pick rating from Romantic Times Book Club.

In Plain Sight has been picked as the second place winner in the Inspirational Division of the 2006 Daphne du Maurier Mystery/Suspense awards.



Two bodies, suicide or murder? One shaved-head survivalist . . . What's he up to? A flock of big-eyed, inquisitive birds, not nearly as stupid as everyone says they are. A young woman with a reason every bit as good as Ivy's for being on the run and hiding out.

Toss them all together, and what do you have? Ivy Malone off on another rollicking sleuthing adventure.

ON THE RUN, Book #3 in the Ivy Malone Mysteries series, was named winner of the Inspirational Division of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for mystery/suspense books.

On The Run is no longer available in new print copies, but it is available on Kindle at Amazon.
For Nook at Barnes and Noble.

"Thought-provoking and funny, Ivy's pithy observations and quirky practicality delight. McCourtney leaves readers salivating for the next installment."
Romantic Times Book Club, with a 4-star rating

"Lorena McCourtney has penned another action-packed, character-driven mystery readers will enjoy immensely from start to finish. Her easy-going, life-loving lead character, coupled with a diverse and 'out-in-left field' cast, make for an engaging read."
Dale Lewis, Hope to Home

"Lorena McCourtney has outdone herself with this little gem. What a hoot! I often forget that ivy Malone is a fictional character. She is one LOL I would love to meet. Her perspective on life is quite refreshing, even if she does suffer from chronic inquisitiveness."
KC Reviews

"ON THE RUN is the third book in Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone series. The heroine is delightful . prone to aches and other maladies of aging, but strong enough to chase the bad guys. She is the person we aging .Boomers. want to be. ON THE RUN is chock full of dry wit and wisdom, and enough mystery to keep the reader guessing until Ivy and Abilene figure it out. Recommended."
Caryl Harvey, I Love a Mystery


Book #4. Ivy is still running from the mini-Mafia of thugs who are after her. But in a small town in the mountains of Colorado, her travels come to an abrupt halt when her motor home breaks down. A boring delay for Ivy? Not with a dead body, a Roaring '20s chorus line, Nutty Norman and his chickens, plus Mac and Magnolia and Koop the Cat too. Ivy Malone is sleuthing again!

Stranded is no longer available in new print copies, but it is available on Kindle at Amazon.
For Nook at Barnes and Noble.

"If you haven't delved into an Ivy Malone mystery, you're missing out on an action-packed, humor-filled, quirky whodunit. What are you waiting for? There are four of them now. Pick up a copy and enjoy!"
Dale Lewis, Hope to Home

"If you love a good mystery that'll keep you guessing until the end while spending time with people you care about, pick up the latest Ivy Malone Mystery."
Heather Hunt,

The following Christian books are now out of print. They may sometimes be found where used books are available, or the author has copies of some of these books on hand. [I no longer have all of them.]