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Over Maya Dead Body

The title of the book is the best title for this review!


The publisher’s blurb:

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn’t take a vacation, and she’s soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.

When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications–and even a secret or two?

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard keeps readers guessing with this fast-paced mystery laced with romance.

What I thought of the book:

What a fun read! Seriously, y’all – I am so glad to have found the Serena Jones mysteries. (There are two others before this, but don’t worry – you can read them in any order, although I understand the romance might be a bit of a spoiler in this novel if you haven’t read the others first.) I have to admit it took a couple chapters for me to get into as it just seemed predictable. SO glad it didn’t stay that way, though!

I liked Serena. She’s fun, she’s humorous, she’s human. The mystery itself left me guessing until the end. Nate and Tanner, the two love interests, are great supporting characters. They are there for Serena when she needs them, but don’t give off either that ridiculous macho vibe some do, nor do they appear mousey and in her shadow. Wonderful chemistry all around – and no, I won’t tell you who she ends up with!

All in all, a series of books I recommend for any mystery lover.

**I was sent this copy from Revell in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**



Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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