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Publication Order of Supper Club Mystery Books

Carbs & Cadavers (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fit to Die (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chili Con Corpses (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stiffs and Swine (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battered Body (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Beans and Vice (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pasta Mortem (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Books

A Killer Collection (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fatal Appraisal (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deadly Dealer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treacherous Trader (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Devious Lot (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killer Keepsake (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bidder End (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fatal Fabergé (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mint Condition Murder (With: Parker Riggs) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Books By The Bay Mystery Books

A Killer Plot (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deadly Cliché (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Word (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Written in Stone (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisoned Prose (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Letters (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing All Wrongs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Characters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Book Retreat Mysteries Books

Murder in the Mystery Suite (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Paperback Parlor (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Secret Garden (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Locked Library (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Reading Room (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Storybook Cottage (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Cookbook Nook (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Poet's Walk (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Book Lover’s Loft (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Books

Pies and Prejudice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peach Pies and Alibis (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pecan Pies and Homicides (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breach of Crust (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hope Street Church Mystery Books

with Tina Radcliffe
The Path of the Crooked (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Wicked (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Guilty (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Root of All Evil (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fate of the Fallen (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deeds of the Deceitful (With: Tina Radcliffe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Methods of Malice (With: Tina Radcliffe) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste for Crime (With: Tina Radcliffe) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Novel Idea Mysteries Books

as Lucy Arlington
Buried in a Book (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Trick in the Book (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books, Cooks, and Crooks (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Played by the Book (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off the Books (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secret, Book & Scone Society Books

The Secret, Book and Scone Society (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispered Word (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Candlelight (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ink and Shadows (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanishing Type (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Cuts (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Lost Library (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Chicks Kitchen Non-Fiction Books

The Cozy Chicks Kitchen (With: Leann Sweeney,Maggie Sefton,Kate Collins,Lorraine Bartlett,Deb Baker,Heather Webber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks (With: Leann Sweeney,Maggie Sefton,Mary Jane Maffini,Kate Collins,Lorraine Bartlett,Duffy Brown,Mary Kennedy) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cozy Chicks Picnic (By: Lorraine Bartlett,Duffy Brown,Mary Kennedy) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cozy Cookbook(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Her adult life has been spent in various landlocked towns, and she cherishes the memories of the open water, violent storms and the familiar smell from the sea.

In the course of her career, she has held numerous jobs, including teacher, tutor, tech writer, car salesperson, retail clerk and caterer. All the while, she was writing poems, novels and children’s books. She is now a full-time writer and has written many books including a series called “A Books by the Bay Mysteries”. The first installment in this series is called “A Killer Plot”.

The setting is a small coastal town of Oyster Bay in North Carolina, and here you will find plenty of characters, including ne’er-do-wells, and some celebrities who are trying to hide from the paparazzi. When murder happens in this community, a group of writers are there for the story.

The main character is called Olivia Limoges, and people are constantly gossiping about her. She has just recently returned to town in the mysterious manner in which she left. She now keeps to herself and her dog, and she also has an unfinished novel that she’s working on.

A very charming writer called Camden Ford convinces Olivia to join his writers group in order to overcome writer’s block and also to make some new friends. However, some people in the town begin showing up dead, and haiku poems are being left beside their bodies.

Now anyone with language skills becomes a suspect, and Olivia now has to find the person responsible for the killings before she also meets a surprise ending of her own. The protagonist in this book is called Olivia, who’s a very wealthy woman and happens to be very independent.

She is in her forties and everyone in the town is always spreading gossip about her. She also has a well-mannered poodle, which she totally spoils. Every few pages, you will find her feeding her dog something to eat. The dog is very obedient, and Olivia always takes her poodle everywhere she goes.

The story has a good plot and there are enough twists and turns to make it interesting. As Olivia starts to make more friends, things appear to be improving until the killings start to happen. It is now suspected that the killings could be linked to a certain gossip book that one member of the writing groups has been writing, which touches on a prominent family in the community.

A new housing development is also being pushed through at all costs. The killings could also be related to something entirely different, and Olivia and her group of writers have to find the killer before someone else gets killed. Olivia is a likeable character and the reader will also warm up to other characters in the book. Captain Havilland is the name of the black poodle, and makes a wonderful sidekick .

The pace and the setting of the book are quite good, and there are several characters that will make you want to continue reading the story. The setting is cozy, and you will find yourself lost in the lives of people in this wonderful community. Another character in the story is called Dixie, and she is a roller skating waitress who happens to be a dwarf.

There is a bartender called Millay who is always dying her hair, and these are just some of the characters that make the book charming. We also have believable characters, and the author has done a good job of showing the reader what it’s like to live the life of a writer.

The second book in this series is called “A Deadly Cliché”. In this story, we find Olivia Limoges walking her poodle when she discovers a dead body buried in the sand. This grisly discovery could be related to a series of bizarre burglaries that have plagued Oyster Bay for a while now.

At each crime scene, thieves would set up odd illustrations. This includes a knife going through some butter, dolls having silver spoons inside their mouths, and a pack of cards without the queen. Olivia now realizes that each of these setups represent a cliché. In order to decode these clues, Olivia enlists the help of her writers group.

The story becomes more intense when a tropical storm is gathering. There is also the possibility of Olivia’s dad being discovered even though he had been presumed to have died in a storm during her childhood. A member of her writers group then shares with Olivia her dream of becoming a journalist.

The happenings in the town therefore present a good story to launch a journalism career. Olivia supports her friend’s ambition and she now finds herself trying to figure out the clichés being left behind by the robbers. There are other stories happening in Olivia’s personal life, including the mystery of her missing father.

Even though she thinks that he’s dead, there is still the possibility of him turning up alive. Then there is a betrayal that Olivia doesn’t see coming, and when it hits, she now needs some emotional support. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in the life that Olivia is leading while horrific crimes are being committed and someone has to find out who the culprits are.

The author has also created a warm community that the readers will be interested in visiting all the time. Olivia is a reserved character, but she also wants to become less cold to people. She’s also interested in loosening up, and readers will discover a beautiful, intelligent, caring, and self-reliant woman even though she isn’t perfect.

Other characters in the story are also likeable, including sweet Laurel who wants a career and hopes to become a mother one day. We also have Millay, a tough young bartender who is also vulnerable. There’s a computer geek called Harris, who’s unassuming but he doesn’t realize that he is quite attractive.

The police chief is called Rawlings, and Olivia has some romantic feeling towards him. The good thing about A Killer Cliché is that the murders are sometimes overshadowed by the growth and development of the main characters.

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11 Responses to “Ellery Adams”

  1. Lylie Eiselstein: 9 months ago

    There are not a lot of authors that I have enjoyed more than Ellery Adams. I love the depth of characters and how you look forward to seeing how it all works out in the end. Most of the time, while reading, I can guess the ending, but Ellery Adams has left me guessing a couple times. That’s entertainment!

    Have downloaded your series lists from “Book Series in Order” and am tracking them down and getting them one book at a time! Love ’em and tell all my reader friends about them, too.

  2. Penny Thoma: 1 year ago

    I just finished Murder in The Mystery Suite, my first Ellery Adams book. All I can say is WOW! The whole premise of Storyton, etc. is amazing. I read it in one day. Could not put it down. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

    Thank you!

  3. Felicia Gayer: 1 year ago

    I started listening to the secret book and scone society series with my mom! I found the author on audible two years ago. I have since discovered that my Aunt is a big Ellery Adams fan and has been reading books by the author 6 months before I found her. We all love the series and want to work our way through the other Ellery Adams books.

  4. Billie Jokinen: 2 years ago

    I discovered this author about a year ago when one of my clients passed on a bag of books she read. I feel in love and now I am getting ready to start my third series. I loved the Charmed Pie Shoppe series and I hope some day there will be more on the series. I am looking forward to reading my way through all the Ms. Adams books.

  5. BARBARA J VANDUREN: 2 years ago

    Ellery, are you going to write another Books by the Bay mystery with Olivia Limoges? I read Murder in the Cookbook Nook (Book Retreat Series) where you brought her in…I would love to know what has happened to her since she was widowed and what she is doing now!! I miss her character!

  6. Kell Soz: 2 years ago

    I too recently have discovered the author Ellery Adams. I have been enjoying the Secret, book, and Scone Society novels. I can’t wait to indulge in all of the other series ! Thank you for your gifts

  7. Cristi: 3 years ago

    [Spoilers ahead for Killer Characters]

    I don’t know about anybody else but when I read Killer Characters I was extremely caught up in it and almost couldn’t put it down (especially toward the end). It was hard reading about Rawlings death although I knew he was dead as soon as I read about the blood blooming on the white apron while she held it to his forehead. It was a shame he died and I bawled my eyes out for him and for her. I hope Olivia gets a new other half eventually and that the Books by the Bay series isn’t over. Thank you Ellery Adams. 🙂

    • Kathie Guisler: 2 years ago

      I discovered your name in a book by Miranda James. It’s one of the best discoveries ever. I have found a very enjoyable book list.

    • Sharon: 8 months ago

      I too am hooked on Ellery Adams Books by the Bay series. I suggest you check out her Book Retreat series as Oliva is introduced in the 2022 and 2023 books.

  8. Sharon householder: 3 years ago

    Discovered this author recently at local library and love your skill and style! Your mysteries are complex and can tell you do much research. Sometimes I want to crawl into your books and become part of that group. Also, love no profanity and explicit sex!! Wonderful author.

  9. Barbara Walker: 3 years ago

    I’ve just discovered your books and must now stand in line waiting for them to become available. I’ve read two so far and I so appreciate no profanity and explicit sex. There seems to be a need in some authors to fill their pages with it like they can’t seem to find any other words or ideas to replace filth. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


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