Poisoned Prose

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Berkley Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
21 Reviews
When Olivia Limoges and other Oyster Bay patrons of the arts sponsor a retreat for famous storytellers, one of them is going to have a very unhappy ending?

Olivia thought 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. There are rumors that Violetta, who grew up in extreme poverty in the Appalachian Mountains, possessed an invaluable treasure. Now Chief Rawlings and the Bayside Book Writers must work at a frenzied pace to solve the crime before someone closes the book on them.

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A bit sad but a lovely ending on the beach. - Goodreads
Hats off to a terrific writer. - Goodreads
Poisoned Prose is another outstanding mystery by Adams. - Goodreads
Adams makes writing seem like what it is... - Goodreads

Review: Poisoned Prose (A Books by the Bay Mystery #5)

User Review  - Judy Alter - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of Books by the Bay Mysteries. Olivia Limoges, with her unbelievably well-trained poodle Haviland, is distinct among cozy heroines and not really cozy. Very private, sometimes aloof ... Read full review

Review: Poisoned Prose (A Books by the Bay Mystery #5)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Rich, beautiful Olivia Limoges agrees to back the storytelling festival in her home town, so she is present to hear the magnetic if not hypnotic stories of Violetta Devereaux, who is murdered right ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

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. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

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