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Death By Sunken Treasure

(A Hayden Kent Mystery #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  31 reviews
When Hayden Kent’s mentor and friend discovers her son Mike’s dead body, dressed in full scuba attire, washed up on Pigeon Key, she needs Hayden. Her paralegal and dive skills may help unravel the tragedy of Mike’s last days. He’d recently discovered a sunken Spanish galleon and rumors that he hit the mother lode ran through the Keys like wildfire.

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Paperback, First, 260 pages
Published March 22nd 2016 by Henery Press
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Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books
Hayden Kent is an experienced and skillful deep seas diver. In this book, we join her in an adventure of finding treasure from a sunken vessel. Hayden's friend, Dana finds her son's body nearby on a beach and Hayden is there to help her through her grief. The events surrounding the death are suspicion. Hayden does several dives to search for answers. You feel like you are diving also. Two wills surface and Hayden's paralegal training assist in the search for the truth. The story is so strange th ...more
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
Dollycas’s Thoughts

I don’t know why but so many books I have read since by son’s death last year seem to have a suicide element. Maybe they did before and I am just hypersensitive now or is this is a new thing? While it did make me uncomfortable at first I know how cozy mysteries work. I safely assumed the body found at the beginning of this story was not going to be a suicide death and dove right in with Hayden to investigate her friend’s son’s death.

When Mike Terry’s bo
“Carson takes us on a whirlwind deep sea adventure filled with enough twists and turns to give the reader a serious case of the bends! She’s created a fascinating world complete with a beautiful setting, compelling characters, deceit, a shipwreck, and even gold doubloons. Dive in with Hayden Kent, the water is wickedly fun!” – Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of With a Vengeance
Sandra Stiles
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, mystery
I was thrilled to read a book where the action takes place in the Florida Keys. I live in Florida and it is one of our favorite places to visit. Hayden Kent is the main character. The woman who took care of her after her parents died has just lost her son. They soon decide it was murder. The author has created characters that are very believable, along with a great plot line. I could picture myself in the Keys. The dives were well described. The pace is just right for this type of novel. I reali ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
While I think this is a good series, it's just not for me. I don't swim and hearing about all the things you have to do to go on a dive and all the cautions and warnings over and over. It just became a little redundant for me. I know this is a personal issue and no fault of the author. I think this is a series I will be skipping in the future.

The nuts and bolts of the mystery itself were very good and I did not see the ending coming. So I think most cozy mystery lovers will appreciate this seri
Victoria Brinius
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Death by Sunken Treasure" is Book # 2 in the exciting series called Hayden Kent Mystery Series by author Kait Carson. This is a really exciting series that will keep you at the end of your seat until the end. Hayden Kent's friend has come and asked her for help to find the person who murdered her son. Mile has found a Spanish Galleon and now that he is dead they believe that this could be the reason. When Hayden finds gold herself at the dive site they start to think that he was killed on purpo ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
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DelAnne Frazee
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Death By Sunken Treasure - Hayden Kent Mystery 2
Author: Kait Carson
Published: 3-22-2016
Publisher: Henery Press
Pages: 272
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths
ISBN: 9781635110012
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 5 Stars

Hayden Kent is a paralegal who often investigates facts for her boss Grant Huffman, but often goes beyond simple invest
Judy Lesley
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: american, semi-cozy
One of the things which interested me when I thought about reading this mystery novel was the fact that the main character, Hayden Kent, is a paralegal working in a law firm which specializes in wills and estate probate. I don’t know much about those two legal specialties so I thought this might be a good way to learn some interesting facts. There were some tidbits of information that I had not specifically encountered before so those kinds of things kept me interested in the book. On the other ...more
Well, now I can chalk reading a cozy with scuba diving as a theme off my book bucket list! Ok, yes, I jest, but I do like to see what cozy authors will come up with next. Scuba diving is one thing that's always been a hazy-back-of-my-mind-I'd-like-to-do-that-one-day things (that I may or may not actually do), but for some folks it is their livelihood and life.

Hayden and her friends son Mike are two such people. Hayden is the MC, a paralegal for whom scuba is an intense hobby. For Mik
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Hayden Kent Mystery series, but the first one I read. I was able to follow this story quite well without reading the first one, but will go back and read it as there were some references to the story that I would like to know more about.

Hayden Kent is the main character in the story. The book takes place in the Florida Keys so it is no wonder that this series revolves around deep sea diving and snorkeling. Dana, the woman who took care of Hayden after h
Katrina Wiese
When I received this book to review from NetGalley, I admit I had never heard of Kait Carson or her Hayden Kent series. So like with most reviews I do, I went and one-clicked the first book in the series, Death by Blue Water, so that I could bring myself up-to-date before I started Death by Sunken Treasure. Now this book can be read as a standalone, however, you will definitely NOT want to do that, as these books are AWESOME and you won’t want to miss the first!

The plot itself is wel
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Death by Sunken Treasure
by Kait Carson

The first chapter of Death by Sunken Treasure by Kait Carson “dives” right into the mystery along with an introduction to the characters. This is the second book in the Hayden Kent Mystery Series, but it worked well for me as a stand-alone.

The writer draws on her own experiences as a scuba diving paralegal in Florida to provide authenticity to this fast paced mystery. She includes lots of information about diving--tank gases, effects of currents,
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book sounded so good from its description: a paralegal, scuba diving, sunken treasure and a dead body. Unfortunately the story was a little confusing: so many people who were somehow connected that I kept forgetting who was who and how they were related. There are two wills, two lawyers, a bar with several owners (or just one?), a past lawsuit, a salvage permit(who was the owner or owners?), people who were partners or maybe not, a girlfriend and an ex wife, an ex boss and so on. Half of th ...more
Andrea Stoeckel
[ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]

“Hayden Kent, you couldn’t leave this up to the police, not with a friend at stake. You need to be involved.
Diane Coto
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mike is dead having been washed up near a dock on the coast of Florida, still in his scuba gear. Initially, it appears to be an accident. Hayden Kent, a paralegal and the friend of Dana Terry, Mike’s mother, dives the scene at Dana’s urging where mike had purportedly found a treasure. She wanted Hayden to discover what Mike had found … and what may have gotten him killed. She does locate an old shipwreck and brings up a couple of Spanish doubloons. When she goes to file Mike’s will, she finds th ...more
Susan Johnston
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here:
The Florida Keys are a beautiful part of the world but in the midst of that beauty, Hayden's friend and surrogate mother finds her only son dead, drowned in his diving gear. At first it is thought to be an accident. Then it is suicide. But Hayden finds the pieces just don't fit properly and she is convinced it is murder.
As a paralegal in the law office handling the man's estate, when a second will is presented, Hayden must investigate to find out which will i
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Death By Sunken Treasure by Kait Carson is the 2nd book in the Hayden Kent series, and my 2nd book by this author. I loved the first book Death By Blue Water, and I loved this book as well. This book can be read as a stand alone, but if you like this book, you enjoy the first. I enjoy the setting in the Florida Keys, I live no where near the ocean so the description of the land, sea, and scuba diving makes me feel like I am there.

Hayden Kent is a paralegal who also loves to scuba dive. When Dan
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Kait Carson, although it is the second book in the Hayden Kent Mystery Series. I can't wait to go back and read the first one. You can definitely read this as a stand-alone, but I enjoyed the characters so much that I want to read the first one now. This book takes place in the Florida Keys and involves scuba diving and a ship wreck. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the scuba diving and the sunken treasure as well as learning about Hayden's job as a ...more
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Hayden Kent series. I had a feeling when I started reading that there was a previous story with these characters but I didn't have much trouble getting everyone straight. Set in the Florida Keys, this is a well written murder mystery with enough suspects that I was surprised when he was finally revealed. Kept me guessing till the end. Hayden is a paralegal and knows most of the folks in her small town of Pigeon Key. Her older friend Dana, who took care of her when ...more
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the second book of the A Hayden Kent Mystery series by Kait Carson.
When Hayden’s mentor and friends discovers her son Mikes dead body, dressed in full scuba attire and washed up on Pigeon Key and tells her that she needs Hayden’s help. Hayden Kent is a paralegal, and also has dive skills. The more Hayden snoops around the more clues she finds. She is determined to find out what really happened to Mike so her friend can have some closure. If you are looking for
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit-mystery
Although Kait Carson's story is fast paced and well written for the most part, the book as a whole was disappointing. For me, it was like Carson couldn't decide who the murderer should be and so she went on writing with almost endless new information, almost all unearthed by Hayden, the paralegal with too much time on her hands. The interesting part for me was reading about the facts of how to dive safely. The not so interesting part all the driving around Hayden did and the fact that sometimes ...more
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kait Carsen has given us a book set in, guess where?, Florida . It seems to be the in place to write about. Kait has placed Hayden and her friends under water. When a young man is found dead. there are many questions as to the cause. Sadly the young man was found by his mother.
Kait writes of the beauty of under the sea, I almost felt as if I was right there. Although I read until mush later than I should have, but will do it again if Kait continues with the series.

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Apr 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Death By Sunken Treasure is the second book in the Hayden Kent mystery series. It is a decently written and professionally edited full length novel.

Hayden investigates the mystery surrounding the suicide of her friend's adult son. He is a treasure hunter so the investigation involves diving the wreck on Hayden's part. I wasn't as involved in Hayden's investigation as I should have been; it was shallow and amateurish.

Aspects of the plot sounded very familiar to me and were
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very fun to read! I've been to the Florida Keys several times and Kait Carson's descriptive writing had me feeling like I was back there! I loved the main character of Hayden. A strong lead character, but not perfect. The characters were so well written, I felt connected to them from the start.

This book flew by for me, I couldn't put it down. I downloaded book 1 so that I can catch up.

I definitely recommend this cozy mystery. A perfect book set in Florida to
Jeanie Jackson
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Death by Sunken Treasure is another outstanding novel by Kait Carson. This starkly edgy and totally unexpected mystery leads paralegal Hayden Kent places that no one wants her to go, including Hayden. Ms Carson's obvious knowledge brings tense reality to every step. No way would I have figured out whether the death of her dear friend's son was suicide or murder, naturally I leaned towards murder, or who the killer might be with all the reasonable possibilities.

I received an autorgrap
Barbara Tobey
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting and intriguing cozy mystery. Although I am not a diver, my husband did. He talked about it enough to make all the terminology in the book familiar. Even so, Kait makes all things clear and easy to understand I wonder what lies ahead for Hayden in book #3. NetGalley provided me with a copy in exchange for my honest review. I had read the first in the series and was eager to continue following Hayden's adventures.
Annie Burge
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: discount-ebooks
2.5 stars. The setting was about diving, but there was much less underwater action in this title compared to book #1. Too many characters muddied the waters in a distracting way and one major incident was left hanging. Discounted ebook.
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Hayden Kent Mystery series and I received a free copy in exchange for an unbiased review. It is a good cozy mystery. A nice, light read that was entertaining and suspenseful. Great beach read!
Feb 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The entire novel from shallow characters to a nonsensical plot to the slap dash conclusion bored me. I did not engage with any part of the book but maybe divers will enjoy that aspect
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Kait Carson spent a lifetime living and working in the tropical paradise of south Florida. She opted for a day job as a paralegal practicing in the world of high-end estates and probate litigation. Legal pads give way to a keyboard in the evening and Kait spins tales of murder and mayhem set in the steamy Florida heat. Kait writes two series, the Catherine Swope series, set in the Miami area, and ...more

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