Description (from cover):
‘The New York Times bestselling author of Lethal Letters returns to the North Carolina coast, where aspiring novelist and amateur sleuth Olivia Limoges discovers that crime doesn’t take a vacation…
After Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy a brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island, they’re joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. The festival’s highlight is Silas Black, celebrity screenwriter and TV producer, who is currently working on a popular show in North Carolina.
As the festival gets under way, a trickster seems to be bringing famous local ghost stories to life. But when the body of a woman close to Black is found on the beach, Olivia and her friends must deduce who on the island could resort to murder–before the sands of time run out for someone else…’
I have long been a fan of this series. The Books by the Bay Mystery series is set in my home state of North Carolina and features detective extraordinaire Olivia Limoges. Olivia is from Oyster Bay, North Carolina and she and her new husband, Chief Rawlings, are honeymooning on Palmetto Island off the North Carolina coast. Olivia and the Chief arrive to Palmetto island and begin learning about the Island and its historic past. It seems that ghost legends are all the rage and even more so when someone begins reenacting the local ghost stories. Olivia puts this down as a prankster with too much time on their hands, but when a woman turns up dead on the beach, well that changes everything.
A woman who has been linked to celebrity, Silas Black, is found murdered and people are starting to act very suspicious. Who wanted this woman dead and why? Olivia and her friends embark on a new murder mystery and learn some interesting things along the way. I enjoy this series immensely because it is one that continues to draw me back in as a reader. I love the setting, the characters and the way this author writes. With all those factors in the mix, this book was sure to delight this reader. I was not disappointed. I am always happy to return to Oyster Bay and catch up with the characters.
If you have not discovered this series, I highly recommend that you do. Adams is a fantastic cozy mystery writer and I love a lot of her different series. If you like this author’s other series, then this one is sure not to disappoint. An engaging cozy mystery that had me guessing until the end and reading late into the night.
Overall Rating: 5
Disclaimer: This book was selected from the library by myself and I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.