Books by the Bay
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  • 1
    A Killer Plot: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #1 | Ellery Adams

    A Killer Plot: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (365)

    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.

    My new favorite Cozy Mystery Series!

    The narration by Karen White was spot on, but my favorite part of the book was the relationship with Olivia and Haviland (her dog). All the times that..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2015 by Christina ()
  • 2
    A Deadly Cliché: Books by the Bay Mystery, Book 2 | Ellery Adams

    A Deadly Cliché: Books by the Bay Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (244)

    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?

    A Wonderful 2nd Installment!

    Absolutely. I am an avid cozy mystery listener, and this is hands down my new favorite series. I love the characters, I love how they are developed, a..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2015 by Christina ()
  • 3
    The Last Word: Books by the Bay Mystery Series # 3 | Ellery Adams

    The Last Word: Books by the Bay Mystery Series # 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (211)

    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....

    Amazing story!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the characters in it. This is the third book in the series I've listened to and she has formed characters personal..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2015 by Madonna (FREDERICKTOWN, MO, United States)
  • 4
    Written in Stone: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #4 | Ellery Adams

    Written in Stone: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (181)

    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.

    WARNING: Has An Explicit Graphic Scene!

    This might not be important to all readers, but it's worth noting for some. This book has a pretty intense graphic sex scene. It caught me off guard b..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2015 by Christina ()
  • 5
    Poisoned Prose: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #5 | Ellery Adams

    Poisoned Prose: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (166)

    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.

    Poisoned Prose

    This is a very good addition to a very entertaining series. The characters are interesting and continue to develop and grow. The mystery is well tho..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2016 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 6
    Lethal Letters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #6 | Ellery Adams

    Lethal Letters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series #6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    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.

    Love the Series

    I have read all the books in this series so far. Since I get them from Audible it doesn't take long at all to go through them. I especially loved the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 02 2015 by Kim Talbert (ALLISON, PA. United States)
  • 7
    Writing All Wrongs: Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 7 | Ellery Adams

    Writing All Wrongs: Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    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.

    Another home run in this wonderful series!

    I adore this series so much, the brilliant writing of Ellery Adams is perfectly narrated by Karen White. Each and every character in this series is so..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2016 by Christina ()
  • 8
    Killer Characters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8 | Ellery Adams

    Killer Characters: Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    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.

    What?

    This is my favorite series and I have so enjoyed each one, but the ending of this one
    was awful! Why kill one of the best characters? Ridiculous..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 05 2017 by Susan Warren (Brandon, FL United States)