Book Review: Over Maya Dead Body, Book 3 in the Serena Jones Mystery Series by Sandra Orchard

". . . a little mystery makes it more fun!" (12)

Title:  Over Maya Dead Body
Series: Serena Jones Mystery, Book 3
Author:  Sandra Orchard
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  July 4, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction / Mystery

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.

When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard keeps readers guessing with this fast-paced mystery laced with romance.

". . . a little mystery makes it more fun!" (12) And yes it does, especially when we're talking about A Serena Jones Mystery by Sandra Orchard. With the latest and sadly (possibly) last installment, Over Maya Dead Body, we finally see Serena get some well needed R & R, but of course, "Crime doesn't take a vacation" (backcover), and our main agent as well. 

I've taken to this series from the get go with it's quirky characters and just as eccentric mystery sequences that just had be eye-rolling one minute, and chuckling the next. In Over Maya Dead Body, the mystery itself is just as intriguing as the romantic triangle that's been happening since the first book, and I'm happy to tell you that it's finally resolved and fitting at that as well. Those last pages basically stuck a smiley face on me until long after I finished the book. Perfect closure that have given us a message as well as romance. Even if there seems to be an open end, I think it paved way for our minds and hearts to accept possibilities. And that my friends, makes a great conclusion.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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BOOKS in SERENA JONES MYSTERY SERIES (Click on image to take you to my review):


Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly DevotionBlind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at

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