A Deadly Cliché

A Deadly Cliché

Large Print - 2011
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In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story ...

While walking her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a dead body buried in the sand. Could it be connected to the bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay?

The thieves have a distinct MO. At every crime scene they set up odd tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife through it, dolls with silver spoons in their mouths, a deck of cards with a missing queen. Olivia comes to the conclusion that each setup represents a cliché. And who better to decode the clichés than the Bayside Book Writers group - especially since their newest member is Police Chief Rawlings?

As the investigation proceeds, Olivia is surprised to find herself falling for the widowed policeman. But an even greater surprise is in store. Her father - lost at sea thirty years ago - may still be alive!

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611731477
161173147X
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 367 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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canello11
Jan 10, 2015

I've finished this book, and plan to read more by this author. The book is well-written, and has characters that are interesting, likeable, flawed, and quirky. There are surprises, and the reader wants to learn more about the community of Oyster Bay.

LaughingOne Jun 05, 2014

I'm enjoying this series, Books by the Bay, and Olivia is a complex and interesting protagonist. Adams published two novels in 2011 and I read them in the wrong order. This title is the first for 2011. It was a bit strange to read this one after I had read the other one as I "knew" the outcomes of things that were mentioned in this book. And because I knew what happens in the next book, I found the last 30 or so pages a bit rushed, as they became the background for much of the next book. I think the pacing in this book was a bit off -- too long (for me) on some things and not enough time on others. I'm going to keep reading this series as, overall, I like it.

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cardigramma
Jan 14, 2012

Interesting characters, I would read more by this author. Main character takes her standard poodle everywhere including restaurants, HA!

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canello11
Jan 10, 2015

canello11 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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