I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams
Length: 11 hours and 6 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 313
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Karen White
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Also by this author: Murder in the Mystery Suite, Murder in the Paperback Parlor, A Deadly Cliché (A Books by the Bay Mystery #2), Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1), Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #2), A Killer Collection, The Path of the Crooked, The Last Word (A Books by the Bay Mystery #3), Pecan Pies and Homicides, A Fatal Appraisal, Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #4), A Deadly Dealer, Murder in the Secret Garden, Breach of Crust, A Treacherous Trader, Carbs and Cadavers, Fit to Die, Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3), The Way of the Wicked , A Killer Keepsake, Written in Stone , Poisoned Prose, Lethal Letters , Writing All Wrongs , Killer Characters , The Battered Body , Black Beans & Vice , Pasta Mortem
In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story...
Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town-a return as mysterious as her departure-Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from the eminently charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers, break her writer's block, and even make a few friends...
But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left by the bodies, anyone with a flair for language is suddenly suspect. And it's up to Olivia to catch the killer before she meets her own surprise ending.
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This is only the second series I have tried by Ellery Adams and it was okay but her series seem to not have the great fun humor that I love from cozies.
What I thought of this book.
Olivia is the subject to a lot of gossip in the small town of Bayside and she longs to be an author. Camden Ford finally talks her into joining the group and she finally has some friends. Things were going great and then someone kills Camden and leaves a haiku leading everyone to think maybe it’s a writer.
Olivia is devastated that her friend has been murdered and wants to get to the bottom of things. Camden was writing a story about some prominent citizens and some think maybe it was that that killed him. Then more bodies turn up dead and the plot thickens.
Olivia is wealthy and a bit excessive and so is her dog, but when you have nobody else to spoil who you going to spoil but your dog. 🙂 She is a bit of an outsider with all the locals gossiping about her but she finally finds a place to fit in amongst the other writers. She even has a couple of guys who seem to have their eye on her, the bookstore owner and the police detective, so things are looking up for Olivia even though tragedy strikes with the death of her friend.
Bayside has a lot of unique characters and I can’t wait to get to know more of the writers group as they work on their stories.
I found the mystery in the story good and I didn’t guess who the bad guy was but at times it was a little dry. I find I like my cozies with a bit more humor in them, but over all it’s still a good read.
This was my first novel with narrator Karen White and I was just not a huge fan of her voice. Sometimes you run across that in audiobooks were there is just something that doesn’t click right and it kind of threw me out of the story as I didn’t want to pay very close attention. 🙁