Poisoned Prose

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Penguin, 2013 - Fiction - 295 pages
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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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User Review  - mmoj - LibraryThing

Ms. Adams writes another solid cozy mystery. This time Olivia and the rest if the book writers group is excited about a storytelling event being held in Oyster Bay. Olivia is especially interested ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

When a talented group of storytellers, led by Violetta Devereaux, come to Oyster Bay to spin their tales, Olivia and the Bayside Book Writers are very excited to hear them and possibly to learn from ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
31
Section 4
47
Section 5
63
Section 6
79
Section 7
97
Section 8
115
Section 10
149
Section 11
165
Section 12
181
Section 13
197
Section 14
213
Section 15
231
Section 16
249
Section 17
279

Section 9
131

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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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