Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Killer Characters by Ellery Adams

Today I am reviewing Ellery Adams Latest Books by the Bay Mystery called Killer Characters. There are books that are simple to review and then there are books that are very complex to review for many different reasons. Killer Characters is out now and it is book 8 in the series. The Books by the Bay Series is loved by so many, I myself am a huge fan of Ellery Adams and her characters in the "Bayside Book Writers". When you get a book such as Killer Characters and the chance to review it you don't want to spoil the plot for those anxiously awaiting their turn, I ask you to allow me to share a few of my thoughts about this beloved cozy series.

 This is a cozy mystery, a multi layered, complex, brilliant, emotional, intense and heartwarming book. This is a strong story, it is in no way a lazy day easy breezy mystery, and it is beautiful.  As a reader I found that this book had so much raw emotion that it simply vibrates from the pages, Ellery Adams is an accomplished author who writes sophisticated cozy mysteries and who's work it is a true pleasure to read. Killer Characters is a must read book for 2017 and colossal series for sure!
Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn’t hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother’s hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.   After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel’s not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy…
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  1. I totally agree with your opinion on this particular book and the entire series. Ellery Adams/JB/Jennifer Stanley is a gifted storyteller. While her books are in the cozy mystery category, they are not books you read while relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Reading her books are an investment in time spent reading well developed characters, fast paced plots, intrieging mystery and beautiful descriptions of local cultures and settings.

  2. Karen, first of, I LOVE your blog! You put it such immaculately, it's like sitting in a cozy cafe, enjoying the interesting pieces of literature you share.