Book Review

Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

I first heard about Sandra Orchard when I read Deadly Devotion. She even signed our church copy for me.

So I was delighted to read this book. What a great weekend read! Let me just get this out of the way before I proceed: #teamnate

Where was I? Oh yes, Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard is a wonderfully funny and fast paced murder mystery. Paired with this are Serena Jones’ family and their quirkiness and escapades. Stir in a few family secrets, a few antiquities, some sneaking about….some humor, and then add a generous dash of swoony heroes and you have a winning recipe. 

And did I mention, #teamnate?

This steady paced contemporary “who-done-it” is set in Martha’s Vinyard.

Although this book is the third in the series, I read it as a stand alone. In other words, you don’t have to have read 1 & 2 for it to make sense. I think I will, however, go back and read the first two, which are: A Fool and His Monet, and  Another Day, Another Dali. I want more Serena Jones and her adventures.


The book was provided by Graf-Martin Communications. Inc. My opinions are my own.





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.



Find out more about Sandra Orchard in an author interview here


Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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