Books by the Bay

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176 ratings

A Killer Plot Publisher's Summary

Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since her mysterious return to the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers to 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.

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  • Book 1

    • A Killer Plot

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series #1
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since her mysterious return to the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers to 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favorite Cozy Mystery Series!

    • By Christina on 09-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • A Deadly Cliché

    • Books by the Bay Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    While walking her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a dead body buried in the sand. Could it be connected to the bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At every crime scene, the thieves set up odd tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife through it, dolls with silver spoons in their mouths, a deck of cards with a missing queen. Olivia realizes that each setup represents a cliché. And who better to decode the cliché clues than her Bayside Book Writers group?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful 2nd Installment!

    • By Christina on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last Word

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series # 3
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay's newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who's come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley's rental she finds that he's been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story!

    • By Madonna on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Written in Stone

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series #4
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    When Munin Cooper, known as the Witch of Oyster Bay, warns Olivia Limoges that death is coming, neither of them realize that it is the older woman herself who will soon be found dead. And Olivia's instincts tell her that something - or someone - more sinister than a mystical force is at play...Olivia has a lot on her plate preparing for the Coastal Carolina Food Festival. When she hears the news of Munin's untimely death, however, finding the murderer takes priority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: Has An Explicit Graphic Scene!

    • By Christina on 12-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Poisoned Prose

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series #5
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Olivia thought that gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation - the captivating performer Violetta Devereaux - announces onstage that she will meet her end in Oyster Bay. When Violetta is discovered murdered after the show, everyone involved with the retreat becomes a suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poisoned Prose

    • By Beatrice on 01-03-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Lethal Letters

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series #6
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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 that one of them has vanished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the Series

    • By Kim Talbert on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Writing All Wrongs

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    After Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy an all too brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island, they're joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. The event's highlight is Silas Black, celebrity screenwriter and television producer, who is currently working on a popular television show in North Carolina.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another home run in this wonderful series!

    • By Christina on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 8

    • Killer Characters

    • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Ellery Adams
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story until the end

    • By suzebo on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99