A Watery Death

A Watery Death It s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck North Carolina and twenty thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade the festivities and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky Lucky is the capt

  • Title: A Watery Death
  • Author: Joyce Lavene Jim Lavene
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck, North Carolina and twenty thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade, the festivities and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky Lucky is the captain of the new gambling ship, Andalusia II, which is modeled after the famous ghost ship that haunts the small town on the Outer Banks Whispers of unusual sea creatures suIt s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck, North Carolina and twenty thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade, the festivities and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky Lucky is the captain of the new gambling ship, Andalusia II, which is modeled after the famous ghost ship that haunts the small town on the Outer Banks Whispers of unusual sea creatures surround Lucky s death It isn t the first time that mermaids have been seen in Duck, but it s the first time one of them has been accused of murder Mayor Dae O Donnell has her hands full with setting up the parade, convincing her friend Trudy she shouldn t call off her wedding, and getting her shop, Missing Pieces, ready for the summer crowd Dae doesn t ask to be involved in Lucky s death, but she can t ignore it If someone from the sea isn t his killer, who is And will he or she strike again to lay the blame on the town s watery visitors

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    • April Schilling says:

      The July 4th festivities in Duck, NC are what you'd expect from a beach town. Parade, fireworks, good food and neat places to shop. The only thing different this year is the dead Captain Lucky. Since he was a bit of a ladies man, as well as a bit of a charming cad, there are no limit to suspects. However, the way he was found and the condition of the Captain's Quarters rather suggest that merfolk killed him. Which seems ridiculous to most except not to Dae. Captain Lucky had brought her an artif [...]

    • Amy says:

      Fourth of July Weekend in Duck, Parades, festivities and Captain Lucky is murdered. Who would have wanted the captain of the gambling ship deadwas it a mermaid/merman who killed him? Is that possible for a mermaid/merman to do?Trudy is getting ready for her upcoming wedding to Tim.Dae is thinking about changes in her own life when she marries Kevin.I loved finding some other friends visiting from Charlotte. What a wonderful surprise!Oh and Grandma Eleanore.t going to tell you! You have to read t [...]

    • Lisa Ks Book Review says:

      For those of you who haven’t read this series, you’d be doing yourself a favor to do so. I only follow a handful of cozy series that have any sort of a paranormal feel to them. Or as I like to call them…Paracozies. Out of the ones I do follow, most of them are by Joyce & Jim Lavene. These authors have a wonderful flare for making the paranormal feel like every day, common place occurrences. Every trip I take to Duck, North Carolina, courtesy of the Lavene’s Missing Pieces Mystery ser [...]

    • Valerie says:

      GoodI want to say I enjoyed this book and in ways I did but Dae actually got on my nerve. The Captain of the new gambling boat is killed in a mysterious way. His room is soaked and seaweed is everywhere. Then Dae has visitor. It seems mermaids are real. She starts telling people then decides maybe she shouldn't cause we don't want them caught and experimented on. Well duh! Then the issue with her wanting to bring her mom and grandma back. Another bad ideal. She just seems so immature to me at ti [...]

    • Mystereity Reviews says:

      I'm not really sure what to say about this one.  On one hand, it was interesting and different; on the other hand, the plot was so far-fetched, even the International Space Station had problems keeping it in sight. Not a bad read, but it was definitely out there. 

    • Elaine says:

      Disappointing this series went from cozy mystery to science fiction.

    • Trish says:

      Sadly, this last book in the series just didn't quite work. It doesn't really feel finished, so I suspect that it was only a first draft when the authors died, and was published by their estate when perhaps it shouldn't have been.

    • Joanne says:

      A Watery Death is the seventh book in the A Missing Pieces Mystery series. Another delightful book from written by Joyce and Jim Lavene. This is the first book in this series that I have read and it captured my attention immediately. I loved how this light-hearted whodunit flowed from chapter to chapter with a fresh take on the well-written storyline. The mystery was good as the guilty party could have been any of numerous suspects including Duck, N.C. residents, regular visitors from neighborin [...]

    • Daniele says:

      A Watery Death is the perfect summer read with its Fourth of July tourist island setting and the inclusion of mermaids. All I need is some sunscreen, sand in between my toes, and a nice cold drink to go along with this tale.I enjoy paranormal cozy mysteries, and the Missing Pieces Mysteries definitely fit the bill. Dae is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina, and is also the proprietor of the Missing Pieces Thrift Store. She has a gift for finding lost things and reuniting them with the people to w [...]

    • Andrea Guy says:

      I've said it many times and I'm sure I'll say it again, Joyce and Jim Lavene are masters when it comes to the cozy mystery. The Missing Pieces series combines the small town cozy with time travel and some mythical creatures and a crossover from another one of their series. (In this case it is Peggy Lee, her husband, Steve and their dog, Shakespeare.This is the 7th book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand alone. I love Dae, and her ability to touch things and find out who they bel [...]

    • Cathy Cole says:

      I was a huge fan of this series for the first three books, but my opinion gradually began to change as Dae's "powers" began to change. From being able to touch an object and see its history or touch a person to see where his or her lost item is, Dae began to be able to time travel, and now with this last book in the series, mermaids (and mermen) take center stage. This whole part of the plot just did not work for me, but I kept reading because of my fondness for the main character, the setting, [...]

    • Linda says:

      When Captain Lucky comes into her Missing Pieces Shop, Mayor Dae O'Donnell is surprised at the artifact he offers to sell. His family heirloom is a coral horn that legend says will call mermaids from the sea. She offers him five hundred dollars, but promises to keep it and not sell it, in case he changes his mind. But before she has a chance to safely store it away, a client comes in with her grandson, who grabs the horn and blows into it. The sound it makes sends shivers through Dae. Her sense [...]

    • Shelley Giusti says:

      Come celebrate the fourth of July in Duck, NC. Entertainment, fun , mermaids and murder are sure to get the festivities going. This is a fantastic read to start your summer off and help Trudy solve the mystery of who killed Lucky and why. This is a charming and brilliant book. The atmosphere and the town people bring you into the story and keep you hooked from the start you won't want to miss a single minute. I love this series and always look forward to what will happen next at Missing Pieces. [...]

    • Sandie Laughner says:

      A Splash of a Great Cozy MysteryThis is my favorite series written by the Lavenes. Mayor Dae O'Donnell has a gift of being able to find missing items~~ and touching items and seeing their past. In this book, Captain Lucky has a horn that can summon seafolk. He sells it to Dae and is killed. Who killed him and why?? Was it the mermaid sister and brother?? A jealous husband?? The news reporter?? Read this fascinating book and find out who and why~~ plus a few other surprises thrown in.

    • Kathy says:

      Such a fun new book to the Missing Pieces series!! Mayor Dae Odonnel finds another body who is connected to seafolk. A mermaid and a merman. A very fun and puzzling book!#

    • Amber says:

      This book is the 7th in a cozy mystery series that I have enjoyed over the years. However, with this book, it did not feel like it was written by the same authors. There were too many unbelievable things added to it that the mystery itself kind of got buried. Also, the writing seemed so amateurish- like it wasn't edited and revised and polished at all. It was very all over the place. So different from the previous books in the series. A disappointment.

    • Beverly says:

      Now, picture me frantically trying to pull on what little hair I have (back in March my school did Bald for Bucks and my hair isn't a half inch long.) Why am I trying to yank out what little hair I have? Simple! This is the first book in The Missing Pieces series that I have read and I just have to go back and read the first six. And my schedule right now is so crazy, if I add more books to my reading schedule, something else is going to have to go. Ah, who needs sleep anyway?Seriously! I LOVED [...]

    • ansel says:

      A Watery Death is my first paranormal cozy murder mystery so I did not know what to expect, and read the entire book with an open mind. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Was Captain Lucky killed by a mermaid, merman, or someone else who was protecting them? I will not give you a clue so I guess you will have to read it for yourself. I genuinely enjoy authors who make you think about the possibility of something that has always been considered a myth may actually be real. Are the over 10 [...]

    • Katherine P says:

      It was great to be back in Duck with Dae, Kevin and all the rest of the supporting characters. While I have read the first two books in this series I have gotten seriously behind so this was a bit of a jump for me. Luckily, I had no problem getting immediately involved in the story. While I wouldn't say this is completely a stand alone I think as long as you've read the first book which gives the background on Dae's family and powers you'll have no problem with this one. As I have come to expect [...]

    • Josette Martin says:

      A Watery Death is the 7th book in the Missing Pieces series by Joyce and Jim Lavene. It’s very fast-paced with many elements that will keep you guessing to the very end. I was addicted from the very first page and couldn’t put it down until I finished it!!The book starts with Captain Bill Lucky paying a visit to Dae at Missing Pieces. He is there to sell her a beautiful piece of white coral in the shape of a cornucopia that has the ability to summon the seafolk. Shortly after he leaves, Capt [...]

    • Rosemary K says:

      Duck, North Carolina is filled with residents, vacationers and a murderer. Dae O'Donnell, the mayor, is in the thick of things. The death of Captain Lucky is mysterious. He drowned but his body was found in his cabin on the gambling ship. How could this be? Dae is stunned when evidence points to seafolk. Do they really exist? Dae with her special gift is going to find out. Her ability to finding missing things and people will help. I enjoy Dae and her exploits. She'll keep investigating until sh [...]

    • Laura Reading says:

      Spend the fourth of July in Duck, N.C. with a wonderful cast of interesting and unusual individuals.Dae O'Donnell is not only the mayor, she is also the owner of Missing Pieces, antiques and found objects store, thanks to her mystical gift of being able to "feel" an item's history and verify to whom the item belonged .Normally a quiet coastal town, except during tourist season, the addition of a gammbling boat has brought new elements to Duck. When the dashing and amorous Pirate-like Captain of [...]

    • Karen says:

      This is the final book to this series since both authors passed away this year. I am sad to see it go because I do enjoy this series overall. I like the characters, the setting, and the stories.However, the past few entries have been to the left of what's believable. I know they're paranormal mysteries, but Dae's gift used to be limited to finding lost things and reading the history of items she touches. This entry has Dae trying to solve the murder of the captain of the gaming ship that docks i [...]

    • Laura says:

      Awesome Series!This is an awesome series; this is the seventh book in the Missing Pieces Mystery series by Joyce and Jim Lavene. These books do not have to be read in order, but once you read one you will want to read them all to find out what happened in the other books. Mayor Dae O’Donnell is getting ready for the big Fourth of July parade in Duck, North Carolina. When the captain of the new gambling ship is found killed, there are rumors going around that the death could be caused by the se [...]

    • Tess says:

      Once again I was lucky enough to get the chance to review the latest book by my friends, the Lavenes. A Watery Death is the 7th book in their Missing Pieces mysteries. If you've read any of these books, you're all ready acquainted with the beautiful town of Duck, NC and Mayor Dae O'Donnell and if you aren't you should be.With the murder of Capt. Bill Lucky, strange people start appearing. It is thought that 1 of them may be the murderer, but that seems a bit far-fetched as the people are sea peo [...]

    • Dharia Scarab says:

      Still on the fence about the direction this series has been taking. The characters feel off.P.S. and argggggg to another cross over moment with another of the authors' series.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more fr [...]

    • Patricia says:

      If only I could go to the real Duck, NC and meet the fictional characters in Joyce and Jim's Missing Pieces mysteries! I love Dae's ability to see things, by touching objects, and Mary Catherine's ability to talk to animals. The gambling ship, Andalusia II, is not welcomed by all the townspeople. Then, Captain Lucky is found dead in unusual circumstances. Rumors of a merman being the killer, the Fourth of July festivities, a town full of visitors and Dae's friends and family are keeping Dae hand [...]

    • Terri Crossley says:

      I loved this book! Dae,a pirate themed gambling ship, a mermaid, a Merman, and murder all wrapped up in one awesome book! This was the first book I read in this series and I can't wait to read more! With Dae's special gift to find a lost item a new home or to bring that piece back to it's original owner things are always bound to be exciting! When she receives a shell horn from the Captain of the gambling boat she knows trouble is coming! I am positive she was not expecting a mermaid and Merman [...]

    • Kristine (A Cozy Booknook) says:

      A Watery Death is the seventh in the Missing Pieces series and the first one I have read. I loved it! Full of twists, turns and a few surprises, the story quickly caught my attention and kept me reading until the very end. I enjoyed the characters in this book, they are interesting, likabe and flawed making them seem more real. The authors have made Duck, NC come alive with their descriptions of the town, I feel like it was also a character in the book. This book can be read as a stand-alone, I [...]

    • Fermentum says:

      Loved it. Nice continuation of series and can be read as a stand alone. A great little surprise to catch Peggie Lee, Steve and even Shakespeare taking a vacation there. Mermaids, mermenafolk. I wouldn't mind living there, it sounds wonderful.Was home sick and I read it in one sitting. Sad ending. but there is always a new beginning. Can't wait till the next installment.***Just writing more. I always enjoy Joyce and Jim`s novels. Fun reading every time. Each series they have is different and can [...]

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