Author: Ellery Adams
Series: Book 5, Books by the Bay Mysteries
Publisher: Penguin, Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Reviewed by: Tess
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Summary from Amazon:
When Olivia Limoges and other Oyster Bay patrons of the arts sponsor a retreat for famous storytellers, one of them is going to have a very unhappy ending…
Olivia thought gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation—the captivating performer Violetta Devereaux—announces onstage that she will meet her end in Oyster Bay.
When Violetta is discovered murdered after the show, everyone involved with the retreat becomes a suspect. There are rumors that Violetta, who grew up in extreme poverty in the Appalachian Mountains, possessed an invaluable treasure. Now Chief Rawlings and the Bayside Book Writers must work at a frenzied pace to solve the crime before someone closes the book on them.
It is always so nice to touch base with Olivia and the writer's club. Captain Havaland, the beautiful poodle, adds charm all of his own to the story. Dixie, the lovable owner/waitress of the local diner, is still her charming self, dressed in roller skates, striped socks and tutus.
Ellery Adams is one of my favorite authors, she writes this series and also the Charmed Pie Shoppeseries under the name of Ellery Adams. Under the name of J.B. Stanley, she writes the Supper Club books and also the Collectible Mysteries. I have read all of Ellery's books and have enjoyed them very much. If I had to chose a favorite series, I would pick the Collectible Mysteries, just because I love antiques and the hunt for them. If you plan to buy a new book, and who doesn't, please try one of Ellery's.