Writing All Wrongs (Books by the Bay Series #7)

Writing All Wrongs (Books by the Bay Series #7)

by Ellery Adams

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The New York Times bestselling author of Lethal Letters returns to the North Carolina Coast, where aspiring novelist and amateur sleuth Olivia Limoges discovers crime doesn’t take a vacation . . .
After Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy a brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island, they’re joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Coastal Carolina Crime Festival. The festival’s highlight is Silas Black, celebrity screenwriter and television producer, who is currently working on a popular television show in North Carolina.
As the festival gets under way, a trickster seems to be bringing famous local ghost stories to life. But when the body of a woman close to Black is found on the beach, Olivia and her friends must deduce who on the island could resort to murder—before the sands of time run out for someone else…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425270844
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Books by the Bay Series , #7
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 90,147
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ellery Adams is the New York Times bestselling author of the Books by the Bay Mysteries, the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, and the Book Retreat Mysteries. She grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs, including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She lives in Virginia.

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Writing All Wrongs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like sitting down with old and dear friends that's what the Bayside Book Writers series is like. Ellery Adams character development is like no other and she will have you longing for the next book before you are done with the one you are reading. Book 7 Writing All Wrongs has us seeing how Olivia, Rawlings & Havliland are navigating through married life as they set out on their honeymoon to Palmetto Island. Of course the Bayside Book Writers join them there and that is when ghost legends begin to play out in real life! Murder. Suspense, Love and Heartbreak and even some laughs all rolled into one wonderful book & series. Buy it...buy all 7 you will love them and like me be waiting with bated breath for 8.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the writing of Ellery Adams. Strong characters that are well written. Looking forward to the next book in this series!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Olivia and Chief Rawlings are finding the way in the marriage department. They were both used to their alone time and solitary space. Hard to learn how to live with a person day in and day out when you are pretty set in your ways, but I have faith they will work everything out. Taking a honeymoon on Palmetto Island seems like a good start. They are joined after a couple of days by their friends, the Bayside Book Writers, as the Coastal Carolina Crime Festival starts. Celebrity, Silas Black, is the main draw to the festival but when local ghost stories start to come to life and a woman is found dead on the beach the fun the group was having comes to an end. When the main suspect is someone they know it’s all hands on deck to find the real killer. Ellery Adams takes her characters on a bit of vacation and where they go trouble seems to follow. Palmetto Island sounds like a beautiful place. I can understand the residents wanting to keep part of the island in its original state and the anger as another developer comes in to put up another hotel. The character of Jan is not afraid to protest or rile people up to protect the habitat. We also meet a man who lived his whole life, 90 years, on Palmetto Island. He is quite a storyteller too. Adams draws such dynamic characters, new and old and even dogs. They are all so engaging. The mystery itself has many moving parts. The ghost stories being reenacted, the sale of a large piece of land, the festival, a book release, and more. They are all blended together with a very fine hand. The words and the images they formed were so captivating. It was quite an adventure. Adams is an extraordinary storyteller. In this series she writes the main story but also because the cast are writers themselves she has to write pieces of their stories too. In this installment one of them actually has had a book published and while it probably isn’t my cup of tea I almost expect it to pop up on my Amazon feed. She adds even more stories this time as we hear the Palmetto Island ghost stories. I have loved this series from the start and I want more, more, more!!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
As cozy mysteries go, this series is probably one of my top favorites right now. Lately, I've been getting back to reading this genre. And with this installment, the writing and character development keeps getting better and better. The characters have really come a long way since they were introduced in the first book. As for the mystery, I like when the Bayside Book Writers club comes together and tries to figure out the why, how etc. Throughout while reading, I was like this is getting interesting and huh, I wonder where the story will go from there. I also like the characters grow and story arcs that were hinted in the last one are brought back in this one. Another really good read and can't wait for the next one.
SewWrite More than 1 year ago
This series has been a long time favorite of mine. This one does not disappoint. Writing All Wrongs put me through the ringer of emotions. The story is full of action and drama as well as some tears. The characters have grown so much as individuals as well as they have as a writing group. They bring out the best in each other and watch each others backs. This story introduces some new charters that add depth to the intricate plot. If you are a fan of the Book by the Bay series, you must read this one!
judiOH More than 1 year ago
several murders on an island have the bayside book writers sleuthing once again. one of their own is having a launch party at the bookstore also. there is much going on in this story. these cozy mysteries are very well written and draw you into the story as soon as you open the book. a must read series.
NancyCR More than 1 year ago
love this series and it gets better with each book. I know the mystery is primary, and Ellery Adams tells a good story and concocts a fine mystery. For me, the characters are the best part and to see them develop and mature and the relationships develop is pure pleasure. I was glad to see the matter of too much closeness between a loving couple getting some honest attention. You know Sawyer and Olivia love each other so much, but things aren't always sweetness and light. It's normal. So, I appreciated the author writing about that. Also, the matter of divided loyalties. It's painful, but it happens and Olivia comes up against it with her father and his friend. I enjoy reading about Olivia's friend Dixie and always wish there would be more about her in each book. The time I spend in her restaurant watching her skate around while dressed in her cute outfits and doling out her sage advice, is pure pleasure. Naturally, the Bayside Book Writers are great as always and Captain Havilland is a fine dog. You know that Olivia would be lost without him. Something else I always look forward to is Olivia getting down to the beach on one of her walks while she mulls things over and she hunts little treasures with her metal detector. When she does that I kind of wish I had a metal detector. I really get into these books and I am counting on there being many, many more. I recommend this book and the whole series!
zillyw More than 1 year ago
Ellery Adams manages to pull you into her books in a way that makes you want to linger. I love the Books on the Bay books along with many of her other series, but while reading Writing All Wrongs, I kept putting the book down so it would take me longer to read, strange I know. I would pick it up five minutes later and have to read more; this is one of those books that definitely make you stay up past your bedtime. Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy a brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island and are soon joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for a festival celebrating the Legends of Coastal Carolina. Highlighted is Silas Black, a popular writer, screenwriter, and TV producer. Only as the history of the pirates along the coast and Silas Black's TV show take up a lot of everyone's attention, suddenly ghost stories from the island start coming to life and death. As Chief Rawlings tries to help the local police on a murder and break in, his help is not wanted. The Bayside Book Writers go to work on trying to solve the puzzles of the ghost stories that lead to the murder. Olivia's father, Charles and Silas Black are close friends and when she decides they are holding back a secret, she wants to know what it is, now. Never in my life would I have come up with the reasons for the secret. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and being a part of the Bayside Book Writers group once again. They are the type of friends you want to surround yourself with and be there if someone is murdered; a tenacious group with lots of appeal and different personalities that work together. The plot of the story drags you in as do the many characters besides the Bayside Book Writers. You need to know along with the rest of them what is going on and in the end how to capture the culprit. I loved the little twist at the end and recommend this book to those who enjoy cozy mysteries. While this is part of a series, you can read this one without reading the other's first. You will then want to go back and learn more about the characters and what they have been up too. I received this book in return for my honest review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Writing All Wrongs by Ellery Adams is the seventh Books by the Bay mystery. Olivia Limoges and Chief Rawlings are newlyweds and are going on their delayed honeymoon. They are heading over to Palmetto Island to enjoy a couple of days by themselves (well, Captain Haviland is joining them) before the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. They will be joined by the Bayside Book Writers. Silas Black will be the headliner of the weekend. He will also be the cause of the controversy. The weekend is off to a great start until a white deer is injured by an arrow. Then a burning boat gets destroyed by the pirate ships (not part of the show), and then a woman ends up dead. Who is behind these incidents? Were they also behind the murder? Writing All Wrongs was just delightful. While it is a part of a series, it can easily be read alone. We get to revisit Olivia, Chief Rawlings, and the Bayside Book Writers group. The location of Palmetto Island sounded just gorgeous. I would love to visit this island. It sounds like it is rich in history (I am a history buff). The mystery was interesting and provided some twists along the way (though I did solve it). I give Writing All Wrongs 4.5 out of 5 stars (because I was able to solve the mystery). Writing All Wrongs had a good mystery, history, beautiful locales, ghost stories, and great, interesting characters. You cannot go wrong reading Writing All Wrongs. I received a complimentary copy of Books by the Bay from the author in exchange for an honest review.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
WRITING ALL WRONGS, was ALL right! I get so excited when new cozy mysteries are due to be released. There are certain authors who bump up that excitement to a whole different level, and Ellery Adams is one of those authors. If her name is on the book, I’s a for certain read for me. The Book By The Bay Mystery series is the only proof you need of why. First, I adore the way each chapter starts with a quote from a famous literary figure. I think it’s fun with an author add a touch like this. WRITING ALL WRONGS starts just a few months after series lead, Olivia Limoges and Chief Rawlings are married. I enjoyed reading the new dynamic in their relationship. Reading of how they were adjusting to their new roles. This was another brilliant plot by Ellery Adams, whose attention to detail on a bad day is wonderful, and on a good day, outstanding! And outstanding is the word to use to describe this book. A strong, edge of your seat storyline, brilliantly written characters, combined with the prose of this talented author, make WRITING ALL WRONGS the best of the best in this series. Trust me when I say, there were no wrongs that needed righting in this incredible book! Check out the back of the book for an excerpt from the upcoming 2016 release of BREACH OF CRUST, the newest installment in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series also by Ellery Adams.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Written In Stone is the seventh book in the Books By The Bay series. Once again Ellery Adams has provided the readers with a well plotted and exciting story. A beautifully described area and an interesting cast of characters will provide the readers with a reading adventure. Olivia and Chief Rawlings have been married for just a short time and have decided to honeymoon on Palmetto Island and to enjoy the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival that will be taking place. The member of the Bayside Book Writers group will also be attending the festival, as the main attraction is Silas Black, best selling author and TV producer. Many of the locals aren't happy with Black as he wants to purchase some of the island and develop the land. Also some of residents are upset that Black wants to rewrite the stories of the pirates who were part of that area's early history and make them more ruthless than legends say they were. Olivia has an enjoyable visit with George Allen, a 90 year, life long resident of Palmetto Island. Mr. Allen tells the history of the island as he saw it. He also tells some of the ghost stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. But when some of these ghost stories start happening, it time for Olivia, Rawlings and the Bayside Book Writers to find out who is behind these re-enactments. Then when Olivia find's Black's girlfriend dead on the dressed in the same way as the woman in one of these ghost stories they will kick their investigation up a notch. Hopefully they will learn who the killer is before anyone else loses their life. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this series yet, I would recommend starting with the first book so that you can see the character development that takes, particularly Olivia. Ms. Adams does a wonderful job of bringing someone who is somewhat aloof and brings her into a warmhearted and caring person. Definitely am looking forward to the next book in this exciting series.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
Olivia, Chief Rawlings and her poodle Haviland are going on a short honeymoon on Palmetto Island, then meeting up with their fellow Bayside Book Writers for The Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. Silas Black, who produces a highly rated television show, is there filming segments of the festival. He is the main attraction and it should bring in extra revenue for the Island. When a murder occurs, there are a huge list of suspects and Olivia and Rawlings are determined to figure out who had done it and why. This book had a lot of twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down and I didn't know who the murderer was until the end. Ellery Adams is a wonderful author and I highly recommend this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
review Having always lived on the eastern seaboard the Outer Banks as always been my favorite beach area. So I was so excited to start this adventure . Olivia and Rawlings get their long delayed honeymoon on beautiful Palmetto Island. Part of the charm of this region for me is the legends , ghosts stories and pirates. Ellery Adams brings all this to live as our characters discover these charms. This is number 7 in the Books by the Bay series and once again Ellery Adams has given us a wonderful ride. And she brings along my favorite characters from the first 6 in the series. We have brief appearances by locals and than the Bayside Book Writers meet up with Olivia on Palmetto Island and of course my favorite poodle Haviland. What honeymoon would be complete with out a murder. The list of suspects is long when Olivia finds a body. As in the rest of this series you will be surprised - feel joy and there will be tears . And in the end you will love Olivia just a little more
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
Ellery Adams has done it again! Get ready for a whirlwind adventure on the lovely Palmetto Island. Olivia and Rawlings are combining their honeymoon with the wonderful Coastal Carolina Festival. They plan on meeting up with the Bayside Book Writers, but not before some well deserved romance. The friends have something to celebrate as Millay is getting ready to have her first book published! Excitement is catching as the island is also featuring writer Silas Black who has the ever popular tv hit series No Quarter. History and pirates will keep you on the edge of your seat. However, excitement soon turns to turmoil as Olivia discovers a body on the beach. The suspect list is long and law officials are working overtime to solve the crime. I loved this installment of the series and all my favorite characters were involved. Captain Haviland is such a delightful part of the series and I am always excited to see what new adventures he finds.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Olivia and Rawlings are looking forward to honeymoon time while on the island of Palmetto, after which the plans are for their friends to join them for the annual festival. This year the festival highlights include a visit from the renowned Silas Black, screenwriter and celebrated TV producer. With a theme of pirates, the entertainment is sure to please everyone. But when some of the island's ghost tales seem to come true, and Olivia stumbles across a dead body, it's time for the Bayside Book Writers to help out with the investigation. This is a delightful cozy mystery series and I especially appreciate the emotional growth of the main character, Olivia. When I look back at my review for the first book in this series, I noted that Olivia seemed a little too standoffish. But now, although she still occasionally seeks solitude with her beloved Haviland, she is more at peace with her friends and new husband, and even is seeking a resolution to the difficult relationship with her newly discovered father. The mystery as always is entertaining and the solution fun to unravel. I look forward to the next book in this series.