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Review: Buried by the Sea

Title: Buried by the Sea

Series: A By the Sea Mystery #5

Author: Kathleen Bridge

Release Date: April 13, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 . . .

My Review: I really enjoyed this mystery and I thought the characters were really well done. I loved the way the author wove together the characters back stories and I liked the mystery. That being said, this was the first book in the series I read and while it was okay to read as a stand alone I really think I would have connected with the story better if I had read the other books first. I enjoyed it enough to go back and read the first one though!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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