Welcome to the Beautiful Carolina Coast, Home of Magnolia Mysteries
& Author Ellen Elizabeth Hunter


With temperatures in the nineties, Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, heads for Wrightsville Beach where sister Melanie has rented an oceanfront sleeps-14 "cottage." But murder never takes a vacation and as the body count escalates Ashley realizes there is more to beach life than sun block and fried fish platters. With houseguests and neighbors all behaving suspiciously, Ashley's tempted to retreat back to town where she's restoring a 1920s Georgian Revival house, yet even the restoration site is fraught with danger. And nothing prepares Ashley for a moonlight stroll out on the pier with a crazed killer.

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“Marvelous. Couldn't stop reading this book. It kept me interested and intrigued.” –Kathy

“With every book Ellen Elizabeth Hunter takes me on an intimate journey to Wilmington NC and the beach at Wrightsville. All I can say is they are each one a testament to the deep research she does about the history of the place and the grandeur of the architecture there. I can't wait until I can plan a long weekend at Wilmington and see the old village on the river at Wilmington for myself.” –Judith Wilson

“I love this series.” –Christie White

“A very great murder mystery.” –Patricia Kruse

“This is a great book.” –Carolyn S. Gloor

“What a winner! This is my first Hunter book and she's captivating. Fast paced and full of the feeling for her locale, she keeps you turning pages and then has a little twist at the end.” –So glad I got this book!


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