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Preview — Written in Stone by Ellery Adams
Written in Stone (A Books by the Bay Mystery #4)
The mystery in this story was interesting, layered, and complex. Instead of a plot with a lot of suspects, this was a plot where there was no obviously viable suspect, making the unfolding of the story even more intriguing. The ending illuminated a motivation it was hard not to pity and be re ...more
Olivia visits ‘witch’ Munin when Dixie tells her that Munin wants to see her. Reluctantly but cu ...more
Olivia is having breakfast at Grumpy's Diner when Dixie the roller-skating waitress informs her that the local recluse/"witch" ...more
Finding Munin's killer takes top priority for Olivia even though she needs to be getting ready for the Coastal Carolina Food Festival. Munin had given Olivia a memory jar that she had made an ...more
Olivia didn't even know that Oyster Bay had a witch until Dixie informed her that her presence was requested by Munin Cooper, who appears to know something about her mother. This mystery knowledge about her past is the only reason she accepts the invitation. She is told to bring something of value to her, so Olivia brings along the wood carving that depicts her as a child.
Munin gives Olivia a memory jug encrusted with items that are supposed to ...more
This book has more depth and more complexity than many cozies, and also more explicit sex. The latter wasn't a problem for me but it's unusual in a cozy so you've been warned. :) I hadn't read the previous books but for the most part that wasn't a problem; there were a few times when I was confused but that never lasted long as Adams deftly wov ...more
Olivia Limoges is having a nice breakfast at Oyster Bay’s local diner, as she does almost every day, with her big black poodle Captain Haviland. The diner is decorated in Andrew Lloyd Weber paraphernalia, there are boots with a Cats theme, a Phantom of the Opera theme, and many more. Dixie, the proprietor on rollerblades, tells Olivia, that ...more
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. The witch left behind a memory j
Written in Stone is yet another example of Ellery James's extraordinary talent. I was caught up in the story from the start and couldn't wait to solve the mystery! Vivid and de ...more
When Olivia is summoned by Munin Cooper, a recluse known locally as the witch of Oyster Bay, she is given a memory jug and some very veiled clues regarding another secret from her past and a warning that death is coming. When the first death coming t ...more
I'll take a pass on the rest of this series.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, b ...more
Until the beginning of the story when Oyster Bay's resident witch asks to speak with her. Apparently Munin knew Olivia's mother and wants to talk to Olivia about her. Olivia agrees, but finds out that Munin died soon after. In what Olivia believes to be suspicious circumstances but the local police don't seem to agr ...more
A great addition to the A Books by the Bay Mystery series.
The only criticism I have (and this is in no way a reflection on the author) is so many, many typos that proofreading failed to catch...a bit distracting each time I came upon another one.
I am so looking forward to the next one ...more
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea.
Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. S ...more