For those of you who haven’t read this series, you’d be doing yourself a favor to do so. I only follow a handful of cozy series that have any sort of a paranormal feel to them. Or as I like to call them…Paracozies. Out of the ones I do follow, most of them are by Joyce & Jim Lavene. These authors have a wonderful flare for making the paranormal feel like every day, common place occurrences.
Every trip I take to Duck, North Carolina, courtesy of the Lavene’s Missing Pieces Mystery series, is better than the trip before. But this visit was truly enchanting and adventurous. After all, what could be more exciting than a mermaid and a ship’s captain who is just like every romantic hero from a high seas adventure story. Perhaps a mermaid killing that sexy sea captain? Honestly, there was so much intrigue in this book, I found myself literally holding my breath.
In my opinion, A WATERY DEATH is the best installment in this series to date. As far as creating a must read story, the Lavene’s raise the bar on themselves with every new book they write.
A WATERY DEATH is a fun summer read for die hard fans of the Missing Pieces Mystery series and to new comers alike. And don’t worry new readers, you won’t feel lost starting the series with this book, but once you’re done reading, it will make you want to go back and start the series from the beginning.