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.
My second cozy mystery. Look at me, I have read 2 :D This one I liked a bit more, but that was cos in this one the main character was not accused of murder. That just makes me sad...
We had a more mature main character...ok 40 but I am used to reading about much younger ones. She was sure of her self, she loved her dog and she wanted to find out who the killer was. Still this did not make her TSTL. She was careful after all and talked to the cops a lot.
I hoped for a bit of romance and yes there is something there in the shadows but I do wonder....
The mystery was good cos even in the end I was all "...what? Aha...ok I get it."
A nice cozy mystery
Would I read more?
Paperback, 313 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Berkley
A Books By The Bay Mystery #1
From a book angel who got tired of me saying I would read a cozy one day but never did ;)