A Deadly ClichéLarge Print - 2011
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!