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Preview — A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams
A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery #1)
Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town-a return as mysterious as her ...more
Not good enough. There are two gay characters whom the author appears to like, but who are so stereotyped that they drove me crazy. The worst part is the language. The author was born and grew up on Long Island Sound (thus elimin ...more
It started out with a really good bang and then midway through, it fell flat. I had a hard time connecting with the main character being that she is 40ish, filthy rich and the topic of the town gosip. She takes her dog everywhere with her, without reprocussion, and about every 2-3 pages shes feeding her poodle some gawd awful garbage enough to give anyone a heart attack. The poodle however was probably the best character here. Hes well mannored obeys ...more
Anyway, the pace, writing, setting and its characters was really good and kept me reading. Especially the mystery and of course Olivia's poodle, Haviland. Sorry I mean Captain Ha ...more
Olivia Limoges has returned to the hometown she left as a young girl. She is rich, stunning, suffering from a case of writers block and still a mystery to the locals, and often keeping only the company of her loyal poodle Captain Haviland. She also owns the local five star restaurant and has invested a lot in local properties, becoming landlord to many of the businesses around her. While having breakfast at ...more
* parks in handicapped spots
* refuses to leash her dog and brings him to restaurants
* makes fun of boxed wine
* drinks only 100% Kona coffee and spits out anything else
* drinks only expensive liquers like Chivas Royal (non-cheap kind is indicated)
* insists on organic dog food and treats when she's not cooking for the dog
* disses her guests for not eating her upscale hors d'oeuvres an ...more
I disliked protagonist Olivia Limoges from her introduction in the first scene, where she crushes fellow shoppers' groceries beca ...more
The dialog felt like it was straight out of a black and white movie despite it being set in current times. I'm pretty sure I've never heard of anyone under the age of 70 calling a woman a "dear lady." A lot of the dialog jus ...more
A Killer Plot is the first book in the "Books by the Bay" cozy series. Our heroine is a young woman named Olivia who finds herself receiving a rather cool reception from the folks in Oyster Bay. She grew up here, and left to get away from the town, and the memories it gave ...more
A new author is now on my list of watching for the next release. The mystery was murders. However, they were done in a surprisingly unconventional way. You think you know who has done it but...you are in for a surprise! Also the characters were well formed and you pick up favorites from the very frist page. I learned of this book from a cozy group but, I would suggest that those who enjoy soft-boiled murders will also enjoy th ...more
This is a very well written mystery. I found Olivia a bit hard to warm up to. But then that is her character in the book so is just another testament to the writing. But she really is a nice person under that hard shell. Al ...more
This book was well written and fun to read. I especially enjoyed reading about Olivia's poodle, Haviland, who is her best friend and goes everywhere with her. He was funny and adorable ...more
Olivia and The Captain are quite a team, she's a lovely 40ish woman who recently returned to her childhood home and he's an exceptionally smart and responsive black standard poodle who has an almost physic connection with Olivia.
The characters are well developed and draw you into the story almost immediately.
This is the first ...more
The book is filled with great characters and detail. It's a lovely start to a new series and I can't wai ...more
You fall in love with this character Olivia single women who was left money from her grandmother goes back home to Oyster Bay North Carolina. Olivia starts out being the talk of town because she is quite reserved sibgle woman and then she meets Camden Ford who pushes hervout of her shell and forces her to join the Bayside Book ...more
In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story...
Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town-a return as mysterious as her departure-Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from the...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