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Written in Stone (A Books by the Bay Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – November 6, 2012
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“[Ellery Adams] has already proven she has a gift for charm. Her characters are charismatic and alluring, and downright funny.”--Once Upon a Romance
More About the Author
Her series from Berkley Prime Crime include The Books By the Bay Mysteries, The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, and The Book Retreat Mysteries.
Her Indie series, available as ebooks only, include The Supper Club Series, The Hope Street Series, and The Molly Appleby Collectible Series.
For more killer mysteries, visit www.elleryadamsmysteries.com
Top Customer Reviews
The murder mystery, as always, is an intricate puzzle involving a memory jug, the Lumbee Indian tribe, and the KKK. The seaside setting is perfect for the Coastal Carolina Food Festival and a Lumbee tribal powwow, both of which are central to the plot. The scenes at Munin's swamp home are haunting; we know that with her death the land will be abandoned and returned to the earth.
I don't say it very often but this is a series best read in order. It is the only way to truly appreciate the depth and growth of the characters, their history, and their evolving relationships. This is a beautiful, compelling story that any lover of great fiction will enjoy, as it is so much more than a mystery novel.
This book, 'Written in Stone' is just the sort of book I'm talking about. The entire series from book one, 'A Killer Plot' until the final word, or in this book's case, a final lullaby, fulfils my expectations and more.
We have a group of friends, that enjoy writing, led by a delightfully complex woman, Olivia Limoges, who are on personal searches as well as come across a series of crimes. In this novel, Olivia is at a stage of personal growth that found me smiling and joyful. She has found love. This is not a simple plot twist by a clever author, oh no. This love has been long coming and is to be rejoiced with. Olivia with her Standard poodle, Captain Haviland, have earned every second as has the man involved, Chief of Police, Rawlings. No, this book is not a Romance, but a murder mystery that has a compelling plot and is cross-storied with life, in this case, a romance and answers to Olivia's life.
An old wise woman, some consider a witch, has summoned Olivia to her for answers about Olivia's Mother who died when Olivia was a child. This opened up so many questions that I was at lost as to how Ms. Adams would manage to solve them all.
When the witch is murdered, Olivia and Rawlings find themselves having to solve the crime.Read more ›
When Olivia is summoned by Munin Cooper, a recluse known locally as the witch of Oyster Bay, she is given a memory jug and some very veiled clues regarding another secret from her past and a warning that death is coming. When the first death coming turns out to be Munin's, Olivia realizes that the memory jug will hold clues not just to the secrets of her own past, but also the secrets behind Munin's supposedly accidental death.
With the help of her wonderfully realized group of friends, each coming more and more into his or her own, Olivia and the amazing Captain Haviland sift through the clues to solve two murders and prevent a third.
I love this series and I love Olivia! As she becomes more open to relationships with her friends and family, she becomes stronger and more complete as a person. Ms. Adams has given us a complex and admirable heroine, a well drawn group of friends, and a location that I wish were real.
I can't wait for th next book in this series and hope that there will be many more.
I really liked this book. It is my favorite in the series so far. It was original, unique and multi-layered. Ellery Adams, besides being a good writer, is a excellent story teller. It was a book that I enjoyed the mystery side along with the character/relationship side. It has been interesting watching Olivia open up and become receptive to friendships through out the 4 books. She is a complex strong woman. We learned more information about Olivia's family. Some books seem formula driven. Not so with this series as it is fresh and original. I am looking forward to the next book in the series Poisoned Prose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting twists and turns! Olivia encounters a strange man that looks like her father. Michel and Olivia judge a cooking contest and appear on TV for a cooking channel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by FL Cat Lady
I love these books. I can't wait to get home tonight and curl up with my Kindle...and my dog.
I like the people, the stories, the descriptions, the atmosphere, and the... Read more
yet another great story, I find myself switching from suspect to suspect as I come along, trying not to fall for some of the clues, yet totally missed the proper ones :)
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I love a mystery that is more than just solving a puzzle. I love getting to know the characters and they are like real people I'm getting to know, a little at a time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Bennett
I like these characters and look forward to reading more of their escapades!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer