Buried by the Sea
Expected publication: April 13th 2021 by Kensington Books
At her family’s hotel on a Florida barrier island, sleuthing novelist Liz Holt is shocked by a hidden treasure—and a buried body . . .
A team of archaeologists is staying at Indialantic by the Sea to study the days of the Spanish explorers, and they’ve stumbled upon a stunning and valuable find at the dig site, but before they can unearth it one of the archeologists finds himself buried in the sand and pierced with diving spear tipped with poison.
The local sheriff’s department accuses the owner of the neighboring property, Liz’s elderly reclusive friend and naturalist, Birdman, of the crime. Liz is sure—well, pretty sure—he is innocent and sets her sights on the remaining four archeologists.
With the help of her PI boyfriend and an octogenarian hotel resident, and two mischievous pet parrots, Liz must dig into the mystery of who buried the scientist and absconded with the artifacts he’d promised would put him in Florida history books—before she becomes history herself . . .
This is the fifth book in the A By The Sea Mystery series by Kathleen Bridge.
I think what makes this series great are the characters and the community surrounding the Indialantic. One elderly woman related to Liz has this great amount of tv and movie credits and name drops actors from back in the day like crazy. I know it is her way of getting attention but it is a fun plot device.
The entire plot surrounds some guests who are into archeology and worked together at one time. Somehow an elderly friend of Liz’s Birdman gets arrested for killing the man with poison and burying him. The poison isn’t really a man’s tool of murder but he still gets jailed. Liz goes into detective mode to solve the crime.
This is a fun mystery to follow and I always get a kick out of what is happening at the Indialantic. This is a great series. Dive into it if you haven’t already.
Loved so much about it. If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title. Opinions are completely my own.