Oyster Spat – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Five

Oyster Spat – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Five

Series: Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book 5
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Jan Bono Book
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Sandridge Publications
Publication Year: 2020
Format: paperback

The feud between Shallowwater Bay oystermen Brent Booi and Tom Diamond is decades old. Environmental issues, tideland ownership, and burrowing shrimp control are only a part of their ongoing disputes which escalate as time goes on.

When recent UW Marine Biologist grad Nautika Henry arrives, she enlists Sylvia Avery to help her find out what really happened to her missing father, while also working to save the oyster fishery from extinction.

Sylvia and Nautika uncover many long-standing secrets in the tiny burg of Willoopah. But must someone die before all the fences can be mended?

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About the Book

Those frolicsome geriatric belly-dancing widows of the North Beach Peninsula are looking for love again, and Sylvia Avery is recruited to help them navigate the hoops, hurdles, and hustles of online dating.

While Sylvia thinks it’s a lot like trying to herd cats, Sheriff Donaldson is working overtime passing out pepper spray and warning the ladies not to send money to these internet guys.

Meanwhile, Deputy Freddy Morgan and Kanjirappally Kumera are still wooing Sylvia, and The Veiled Rainbow is pressuring her to “make a decision, already!”

Love is in the air, online and elsewhere, but Sheriff D’s background checks reveal that a few of these fellows are up to no good. Can they be stopped before someone gets killed?

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About the Author
Jan Bono

Jan Bono’s essays have been featured in 56 “Chicken Soup” books, making her one of the series’ TOP FIVE CONTRIBUTORS, WORLD WIDE. Her ten years writing an op-ed newspaper column garnered 11 Washington Newspaper Publisher Awards (WNPA). She has written 5 humorous, personal experience short story collections; two poetry chapbooks; a collection of short romances; a book about her 252-pound weight-loss journey; nine one-act plays as well as a dinner theater play. She also has been published in numerous magazines, including “Guiding Post,” “Star” and “Woman’s World.” Winner of multiple regional writing competitions, Bono was the grand prize winner in the 2012 Coast Weekend serial mystery chapter contest. That experience inspired her to write her mystery series she describes as being like “Murder, She Wrote” –with a lot more humor.

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