Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Sea Change

Sea Change
(The Nina Bannister Mysteries Book 1)

Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (May 14, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1939816085

Bay St. Lucy is a sleepy little Gulf Coast community––and that’s the way its residents like it. Most of them generally ignore the monstrous old Robinson mansion that sits in the center of town, until one day, insane old man Robinson dies and leaves the house and its accompanying fortune to the town. The residents are ecstatic and begin planning improved schools and cultural centers. Local retired school teacher and village elder Nina Bannister is sent to the man’s funeral in New Orleans and to represent Bay St. Lucy at the reading of his will. However, Nina returns from her trip saddened to report that a long lost Robinson relative has appeared to claim the entire inheritance. Almost immediately, the new owner––flamboyant Eve Ivory––arrives and announces her own plans to turn Bay St. Lucy into a extravagant vacation resort, not plans that anyone in this small town like at all and ones that will quickly lead to murder.

Review: I love quirky mystery series, and the Nina Bannister novels definitely fit the bill, if book 1 is any indication. This book was a bit slow going, but it really set the tone of life in Bay St. Lucy as well as letting you see what type of person, Nina Bannister is. She's a retired school teacher. The town is odd, in that it is "owned" by a mobster.

When he dies, the town thinks they are going to inherit everything and make vast improvements.

That doesn't happen when a long lost relative in the form of Eve Ivory turns up. And Eve, gorgeous as she is, is not a nice lady.

Hence her turning up dead.

I really took to this book, because Nina is the type of lady that tells it like it is, and seeing some of the stuff she's thinking but doesn't say will have you laughing out load.

I really enjoyed this read, and hope to finish book 6 in the coming days

Rating: 4 flowers

Other Books In This Series 

March 17 – The Gal in the Blue Mask – Review, Interview
March 18 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview, Giveaway
March 19 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
March 20 – Babs Book Bistro – Guest Post, Giveaway
March 21 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
March 22 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
March 23 – Back Porchervations – Review


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