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Killer Characters

Killer Characters

Written by Ellery Adams

Narrated by Karen White


Killer Characters

Written by Ellery Adams

Narrated by Karen White

ratings:
4/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 2, 2017
ISBN:
9781515979906
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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 . . .
Publisher:
Released:
May 2, 2017
ISBN:
9781515979906
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Ellery Adams has written over thirty mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she reads, bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information, please visit www.elleryadamsmysteries.com.


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  • (4/5)
    Killer Characters is the eighth and final book in the Books By the Bay series. I don't think I have ever read all the books in a cozy mystery series. And while I will miss it, I think Ellery Adams made the right decision. We had grown with this group of writers in Oyster Bay, NC, as far as we all could go together. It was time to let them all go. And, as she had with the whole series, Adams didn't provide the perfect happy ending you might expect. This was the first book in the series that I read rather than listed to as I accidentally ordered the Kindle version. I read it in a day and cried at the end and then even read the first chapter of the first book that was included with the digital version. Adams had created a wonderfully rich character in Olivia Limoges and I will miss her.
  • (5/5)
    Ellery Adams' Books by the Bay cozy series has been a favorite of mine since its inception. The ensemble cast, the coastal North Carolina setting with its rich history, mouthwatering food, and some fine mysteries to solve have made these books something very special. When I came to the end of Killer Characters, I knew without heading to Amazon to read reviews that many readers would be outraged. If you haven't read this last book in the series and you'd like to leave the characters surrounded by a sort of fairy tale glow, you may want to give this one a miss.Fortunately I'm an easy-going reader because I can wait patiently for the next book in a series, and I don't send authors hate mail if they don't write the way I want them to. Frankly, I want them to write the way they want to. If my favorite authors are happy, they're going to write longer. Ellery Adams chose to end her wonderful series, not as a fairy tale, but as a story showing the growth and resilience of the main character, Olivia Limoges. People grow... people endure... by experiencing both good and bad. When this series began, Olivia was an ice queen, emotionally closed off, and watching everyone from a distance. By series end, she's made and kept, protected and taken care of, her dear friends. When I closed Killer Characters, I may have had tears in my eyes, but my heart was full. I knew Olivia and the other folks she cares about in Oyster Bay were going to be all right. Now... I've been talking about this as though it's a character study only, but there's an excellent mystery to be found here, too-- one that I didn't have solved beforehand-- and that's another thing I've loved about this series. If you haven't read a Books by the Bay mystery, dive right in with the first one, A Killer Plot. These characters grow and change, and you don't want to miss a bit of it.And might I just say-- Well done, Ellery Adams! I admire your bravery in ending the series the way you wanted to end it. Olivia deserved no less.
  • (4/5)
    Marriage has never been a bed of roses for Laurel Hobbs and her husband Steve. Now things go from bad to worse. Steve’s mom is in hospice care and approaching death doesn’t make her like her daughter-in-law any more than usual. In fact, she’s downright nasty. Then Laurel discovers Steve in bed with one of his mother’s hospice nurses and Laurel wants to kill her.Unfortunately, the mistress dies in an automobile fire and Laurel’s threats come back to haunt her. Soon, she’s in jail, suspected of murdering the mistress. Olivia Limoges, the guiding spirit of the Bayside Book Writers (of which Laurel is a member), and her new husband Spencer Rawlings, police chief and also a member of the writers’ group, want to find out who the real killer is.This is an interesting cozy mystery series with lots going for it. And, without giving anything away, this book is a pivot point for the several of the main characters. A terrific read.PS: I just read that this is the last book in the series. Too bad.