When the discovery of a body on a vacant lot puts an end to Police Chief Callie Morgan’s surprise birthday party, Christmas week loses some of its charm. Not only does she know the dead man, he’s a relation . . . of sorts.
Soon she’s juggling a murder investigation and a rash of burglaries that may have been committed by the mythical Edisto Santa—a holiday secret Santa/>
Callie only raised a brow, switching her focus from Aberdeen to Brice.
'I never said I'd kill anybody,' he said to Callie.
'Like hell you didn't!' Aberdeen yelled. Her voice was stuck on high volume. 'Shooting, drowning, electrocuting ' - she turned to Callie still counting - 'and don't forget poisoning ...more
It's a week before Christmas and it's Police Chief Callie's surprise birthday party at the new Mexican restaurant on the island. This gives the reader a chance to meet most of the import ...more
C. Hope Clark is the master of getting right into the action of a story and not slowing down. In this installment of The Edisto Island Mysteries, Callie Jean Morgan's surprise birthday party is interrupted by the discovery of a body on a vacant lot owned by her biggest critic. She soon has her hands full investigating that death along with a string of petty thefts tied to a long-standing Edisto tradition. She goes into non-stop investigative mode while ...more
Police Chief Callie Morgan is back with another mystery to solve. It's almost Christmas and Callie is busy getting ready for her son to come home and making sure the Island is safe. The tourists have gone home and things are pretty quiet with just the residents and a few families coming in for a holiday at the beach.
It's also Callie's birthday and her surprise party is just that! A surprise party at the new restaurant in town whose owner is q ...more
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This was a good book with which to spend an afternoon. It was an easy read and made sense as the storyline went along. I found the writing a little simplistic though. It seemed to take off in tangents that really had nothing to do with the main story. I would almost call it a cozy.
It is a police procedural that focuses on a woman police chief on a small island off the coast of the US. Everyone knows everyone and during the summer there is a boom in population due to the touri ...more
The latest Edisto Beach series continues to weave great characters with a solid story! Clark captures the interest of the reader and maintains it throughout the book. She does a great job of describing scenes in great detail and also gives vibrant descriptions of her characters. With this book six in the series, she maintains a strong story, adds some new characters and keeps the suspense alive. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t wait for her nex ...more
The taste of C. Hope Clark’s Edisto Tidings will linger for a while.
This complex story gets off to a quick start when Sheriff Callie’s birthday party gets interrupted when the body of a well-known resident of the island community turns up in a vacant lot. The death could be accidental. Or not. But the investigation it precipitates finds more twists and turns than are apparent in the roadmaps of the little Carolina tourist town. And it unveils a legendary Edisto ch ...more
Police Chief Callie Morgan is not only surprised by an impromptu birthday party for herself, but also when it’s cut short because a body is fo ...more
I enjoyed reading a book with a woman law enforcement officer who doesn't use so much profanity that the men seem Puritan in language. The storyline is enjoyable and enticing. The characters believable. I read the whole book in one sitting. The book has plenty of adventure, excitement, and mystery. When I read a mystery, I try to discover the culprit before the detective or police do. In Edisto Tidings, I had my suspicions with the scattering of clues, but C. Hope Cl ...more
Contains the usual cast of offbeat characters, with the addition of newbie restaurant owner Mark - possible future love interest for Callie? (For Callie's sanity ple ...more
Callie is torn between her job, what’s socially expected, her family and friends, those she knows and loves...and those she doesn’t. Can she stand up for what’s right or will she have to look the other way to save the spirit of Christmas? She learns who her friends are in the midst of the storm and who she truly can rely on when the stakes are high.
Edisto Tiddings is a well written story that makes ...more
You would think Christmas week on the island would be calm and quiet. And doesn't Edisto Santa sound like a nice guy? Unfortunately, it's not and he isn't. There's a dead body, a mysterious new man in town, family coming home for Christmas...
Chief Callie isn't getting any sleep, and not everyone appreciates her investigating the sudden crime spree.
Familiar characters show growth and development. Some good and others not so good. The new guy h ...more