A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: writers, development
Setting: North Carolina
Main Characters: Olivia Limoges, Captain Haviland, Chief Rawlins
George-Bradley Staunton,
Series: Yes, #1 Books by the Bay Mystery
Dates Read: February 26 - March 6
Number of pages: 311
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: no, borrowed from Tutu
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Home Ec, LT Rec
Olivia Limoges is as special as her last name suggests.
Living on the Outer Banks, Olivia owns a 5* restaurant
and is working on writing a book. Her constant companion
Captain Haviland, a well-trained Poodle, seems almost
human when the "conversations" between the two come to
the fore front.
This first book in the Books by the Bay Mysteries has
wonderful characters, numerous villains (non terribly bad
except the murderer, of course)and with the small town
feel that the secondary characters exude, it's a place you
want to visit, so make your reservation at the Yellow Lady.
Well, maybe you need to be a bit careful because there's a
murderer running around and he's a cut above the norm
leaving HAIKUs at the scene of the crime. Could the
murderer be part of Olivia's writers group? Well, the Chief
of Police is a writer so maybe you'll be safe there.
There are all different angles in this murder mystery and
Olivia is so multi-dimensional, I was enthralled through
the entire book. Even at the end, there were still areas of
Olivia that were left unexplored, so I am definitely looking
forward to the next one. Too bad I have to give it back, it's
a keeper!

1 comment:

Kaye said...

I liked the 3rd book in the series. Glad you liked this one.