Monday, November 10, 2014

Cozy Mystery Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Lethal Letters (Books by the Bay #6) by Ellery Adams

Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is busy planning a delicious menu for Oyster Bay’s biggest soiree of the spring. But she’ll need to serve some justice as well after one resident gets eighty-sixed…

Everyone’s got their hands full in Oyster Bay, North Carolina. Aside from two upcoming weddings, there’s also the historical society’s annual fund-raiser: the Secret Garden Party and Candlelit Ball. Adding to the excitement, Olivia witnesses the discovery of a time capsule in the foundation of a local church. The historical society president hopes to display its contents at their party, but when the items are finally revealed to the public, Olivia notices one of them has vanished.

After a frightening find beneath the pier—the body of Ruthie Holcomb—Olivia is certain there’s a connection between the young woman’s death and the missing piece from the time capsule. With the help of her fellow Bayside Book Writers, Olivia sets out to uncover some clues and ensure a killer has no reason to celebrate.

Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea.

Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

Olivia has always been a favorite character of mine.  She is the epitome of a cozy heroine.  I love that she's so involved in everything... which makes her involvement in the mysteries so much more believable.  She's also quite the tenacious character, and she has a soft spot for her family and friends. 

In Lethal Letters, Olivia is busier than I would probably ever make myself be.  She's surrounded by all of our favorite characters - her book writers, Sawyer, and her family - and she's wrapped up in two mysteries that become one.  It's a fast-paced, exciting story with a clever "whodunnit."  

I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Books by the Bay series, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next story.  

Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.  

Thanks to the awesome ladies at Penguin, I have 1 paperback copy of Lethal Letters by Ellery Adams to give away to one of my lucky readers!  Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win, and be sure to keep checking back for more awesome giveaways! 

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