Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Over Maya Dead Body (Serena Jones Mysteries) Paperback – July 4, 2017
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From the Back Cover
Crime doesn't take a vacation
FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a bit of R & R and a lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But when a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring interrupts her picture-perfect trip, she's soon entangled in the investigation.
Propelled into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them a boatload of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?
Praise for the Serena Jones Mysteries
"This intriguing look into the world of art theft from the perspective of an FBI agent will keep readers guessing."--RT Book Reviews on A Fool and His Monet
"[Orchard] brings together mystery, comedy, love, and family issues to make the perfect story."--Suspense Magazine on Another Day, Another Dali
"With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack."--Relz Reviews on Another Day, Another Dali
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books, including A Fool and His Monet; Another Day, Another Dali; and the Port Aster Secrets series. The winner of six Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers' Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.sandraorchard.com.
About the Author
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several books, including A Fool and His Monet, Another Day, Another Dali, and the Port Aster Secrets series. The winner of six Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers' Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.sandraorchard.com.
Top customer reviews
“FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.
When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?”
Series: Book #3 in the “Serena Jones Mystery” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and #2 Here!
Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of talks about God & witnessing; Mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, clergymen, & religious artifacts; A few mentions of a time when Serena & God weren’t on speaking terms (an uncle noticed and talked to her about it); A few mentions of faiths; A couple mentions of a hymn; A mention of a youth group; A mention of Precious Moments figurines;
*Note: A few mentions of statues of Maya gods; A couple mentions of luck (which Serena really doesn’t believe in); A mention of a fertility-goddess pendant.
Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dimwit’, a ‘shoot’, two ‘idiot’s, three forms of ‘dumb’, and four ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Eye rolling & a bit of sarcasm; Being tasered, being kidnapped/stuffed in a trunk, being choked, fighting, gunfire, pain, & passing out (semi-detailed); Gunfire, screaming, pain, blood/bleeding, & injuries (up to semi-detailed); A fire, smoke, flames, bombs, & gunfire (up to semi-detailed); Cut brakes & a car crash (up to semi-detailed); Guns are aimed; Tackling someone; Throwing up; All about mentions of antiquities smugglers, looters, a smuggling ring, stolen antiquities, thieves/criminals, & crimes; Many mentions of murders, deaths, dead bodies, how they happened, & the killers/attackers (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of drugs, dealers, smuggling, a drug lord, & drug rings; Mentions of a car hitting someone, a hit-and-run, gunfire, injuries, pain, blood/bleeding, bloodstains, needles, & passing out (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of being attacked/hit, injuries, a fire, bombs, gunfire, shooters, bullets, & nearly being shot (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of the mafia, mobsters, mobs, & ties to a mob; Mentions of foul play, enemies, bruises/marks, blackmail, & threats; Mentions of a plane that was shot down & pain; Mentions of terrorists; Mentions of robberies & break-ins; Mentions of jail & arrests; Mentions of dirty cops; Mentions of bars/pubs, drinking, & drunks; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of throwing up; A few mentions of a fire that took a set of parent’s lives; A few mentions of possible kidnappings; A few mentions of setups & stings; A few mentions of a car hitting a deer; A couple mentions of a car accident & deaths; A couple mentions of World War II; A couple mentions of being hit (Book #2); A couple mentions of carbon monoxide poisoning; A mention of children dying from malnutrition; A mention of poison; A mention of poker; A mention of bird pooing on someone’s head;
*Notes: Mentions of singers, songs, actors, actresses, characters, movies, & TV shows; Mentions of a brand name (Land Rover).
Sexual Content- three hand/wrist kisses, two finger-to-lips touches, a hair kiss, an almost kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and an semi-detailed kiss; A few talks about kissing, a kiss, & staring at lips (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Embraces, Warmth, & Butterflies/Shivers (up to semi-detailed); Some Noticing & Smelling; a ‘hot’; Many mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancés, exes, lovers, & being interested in someone; Mentions of remembering a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of staring at another’s lips; Mentions of kissing & kisses; Mentions of public displays of affection; Mentions of honeymoons; Mentions of winks & flirting; Mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of other couples kissing; A couple mentions of having a type; A mention of hooking up with someone; A mention of an illicit rendezvous (that didn’t happen); Thinking about love, falling/being in love, & romance; Some love, falling/being in love, & the emotions;
*Note: A mention of hormones; A mention of testosterone; A mention of a man noticing a woman’s tight pants; A mention of someone trying to cover their butt (not with clothes, but with an alibi).
-Serena Jones, age 29
1st person P.O.V. of Serena
Pre Teens- One Star
New Teens- One Star (and a half)
Early High School Teens- Three Stars
Older High School Teens- Four Stars
My personal Rating- Four Stars
I’m an emotional mess right now. I really don’t want to say much for spoilers—if you’ve read this book, feel free to message me—but I did really, really enjoy this trilogy. I’m also having a hard time being very vague in these final thoughts were nobody can guess (based my reactions) to who Serena picked. I don’t want to spoiler that for anyone.
There were many parts I loved and parts I was so excited about being right on prior guesses. The action and plot kept me guessing on who did the crime and why. I so enjoyed this novel along with the previous two in the series and plan on reading whatever this talented author puts out next. :)
*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.
A Serena Jones Mystery #3
By Sandra Orchard
Serena Jones is going to just enjoy a little downtime with her family on Martha's Vineyard while celebrating the engagement of an old family friend. But things quickly take a downward turn when their plans are disrupted by a death. Serena being who she is suspicious and with Aunt Martha along she has a ready assistant to help her investigate her concerns.
But all too soon Serena's investigation takes a dangerous turn when someone seems to be targeting her and her unofficial investigation. Before she knows it Nate Butler (her always present building supervisor) and Tanner Calhoun (her mentor and fellow agent) are in Martha's Vineyard offering their assistance and confusing Serena with their attention.
Over Maya Dead Body is a great follow-up to two previous books A Fool and His Monet and Another Day Another Dali. Serena is just as clueless this time as to the marked attention of both Tanner and Nate as she has been before. But this time Nate and Tanner seem determined that Serena be aware of it, but there is a crime to solve if only she can figure out exactly what it is. But whenever she does figure out if it is a murder, antiquities smuggling, or drug running she has a range of potential suspects to choose from.
And more than a case is on the line as once again Serena faces a life-or-death situation, this time her heart is on the line as well. Who will Serena choose? As she says so aptly "I never kiss and tell..."
Get ready for one more case with Serena that will leave you laughing (or at least smiling) as she works with the help of those nearest and dearest to her to solve this mystery. And get prepared for a secret to be revealed that will answer some question series readers may not have realized that they even had. And if you haven't yet read the previous two books you should before opening this one - the background is necessary to fully appreciate this book.
My only complaint the book was so good I read it way too fast for the time I had to wait for it to come out after finishing book 2. And yup it is worth a reread through the entire series.
Heading out for a wedding of a family friend, Serena Jones and her family discover the friend dead. Believing foul play in action, Serena races to catch a possible antiquities smuggler/murderer before he/her silences Serena and others.
There is much to like in this 3rd Serena Jones installment. First, though, let me say it is important to read the books in order to get the full effect. The love triangle between Nate, Serena, and Tanner continues and takes some surprising turns. Orchard employed an unusual
tactic in this series. She allowed readers to vote which beau Serena should eventually end up with...and had to change her own story to make that happen!(This is why the novel did not receive 5 stars from me- it did not seem as balanced between rivals as usual.)
What an exhausting vacation Serena has! She deals with death and pursuing possible murderers. She fends off her matchmaking mother and aunt. Both Tanner and Nate come to help, yet entangle her confused heart. Plus Aunt Martha brings extra excitement, duplicity, and her own love triangle.
Great book, yet I felt like the series was shut down abruptly. Sad it could only be three books. So much more action could happen.
Most recent customer reviews
1. As an FBI expert on fine art crimes, her knowledge of Mayan antiquities could be...Read more
"Over Maya Dead Body" is the third installment in the Serena Jones...Read more