Book Retreat Mysteries

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,656 ratings

Murder in the Mystery Suite Publisher's Summary

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia lies the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book that he won is missing, Jane realizes that one of her guests is an actual murderer.

Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There's no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up...

©2014 Ellery Adams (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Murder in the Mystery Suite

    • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 833
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 755

    Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia lies the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nancy Drew meets "The Librarian"

    • By Ray on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Murder in the Paperback Parlor

    • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Second Installment!

    • By Christina on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Murder in the Secret Garden

    • Book Retreat Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward's book-themed resort - a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, the Medieval Herbalists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding addition to this series..

    • By Lynda Turpin on 08-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Murder in the Locked Library

    • Book Retreat Mystery series, Book 4
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again - managing Storyton Hall and breaking ground on the resort's latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the Earth is dug up to start laying the spa's foundation, something else comes to the surface - a collection of unusual bones and the remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery - until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars (extra credit for being so good!)

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $17.49