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Digging Up Clues – Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop – Book 21


Tourists and locals from Ivy Bay flood the beaches when a few old coins wash up on shore. Everyone wants to be the one to find Lady Beth’s treasure, which was lost in a ship wreck not far from Cape Cod. When Mary finds an old, diamond necklace belonging to Eleanor Blakely’s recently-deceased husband—the man responsible for finding Lady Beth’s shipwreck—she is excited to donate it to the historical society. However, when the necklace is stolen, the townspeople are quick to point the finger at Eleanor and accuse her late-husband of selfishly keeping the treasure for himself. Can Mary uncover the story behind Lady Beth, restore Eleanor’s status in Ivy Bay, and find the real thief?


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About Digging Up Clues
When old gold coins wash up on shore, shipwreck fever hits Ivy Bay. Soon the beach is crawling with locals and tourists alike, all looking for the legendary lost treasure of the Lady Beth, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod almost two hundred years ago. Mary and Betty get in on the fun – and to Mary’s shock, she actually finds something: a dive pouch that belonged to Eleanor Blakely’s late husband, Richard, who discovered the shipwreck thirty years ago. The pouch contains an antique diamond necklace salvaged from the wreck.

Excitement turns ugly when the necklace is stolen from the historical society. The townspeople turn on Eleanor, accusing her of the theft and claiming that her late husband kept the treasure for himself. As Mary tries to find the thief and restore Eleanor’s reputation, she has to research the history of the Lady Beth, its wreckage and discovery, and all the people connected to it. Who wants this treasure badly enough to steal it, and to what lengths will they go in order to find it?

About the “Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop” series
Mary Fisher has found the perfect place to retire – right where she started. She’s moved back to Cape Cod to open Mary’s Mystery Bookshop in Ivy Bay, a quaint coastal village flanked by meandering marshes and silvery beaches. It’s the ideal location to relax with a good book on a summer day. But Mary soon discovers that this small town is full of secrets. Escape to a charming seaside town, get to know the lively characters who call this community home, and discover the mysteries in Mary’s Bookshop!

About the Author
Kelly Ann Riley is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, as well as the RWA chapters of Faith, Hope and Love and Kiss of Death (RWA’s Mystery/Suspense chapter). As Co-coordinator of the Published Daphne du Maurier Award Contest for many years, she helped initiate the addition of an inspirational category to award excellence in inspirational mystery/suspense books. She also has helped coordinate the Touched By Love Award contest sponsored by RWA’s Faith, Hope and Love Chapter. Kelly Ann now lives in Alabama where she writes her novels and enjoys many adventures as a youth leader in her church, wife to an engineer and mother to two wonderful children.

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