Ellery Adams Books

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Ellery Adams (also known as J.B. Stanley) came from Long Island Sound and had lived on a beach. A significant part of her adult life is well-spent in landlocked towns which are primarily her source of crystal clear memories of violent storms, open water, and the sea smell. Perhaps, this is her inspiration while writing her books for the “Books by the Bay Mysteries.”

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Order of Supper Club Mystery Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Carbs & Cadavers 2006 Description / Buy
2 Fit to Die 2007 Description / Buy
3 Chili Con Corpses 2008 Description / Buy
4 Stiffs and Swine 2008 Description / Buy
5 The Battered Body 2009 Description / Buy
6 Black Beans and Vice 2010 Description / Buy
7 Pasta Mortem 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Killer Collection 2006 Description / Buy
2 A Fatal Appraisal 2006 Description / Buy
3 A Deadly Dealer 2011 Description / Buy
4 A Treacherous Trader 2015 Description / Buy
5 A Devious Lot 2016 Description / Buy
6 A Killer Keepsake 2017 Description / Buy
7 A Bidder End 2019 Description / Buy
8 A Fatal Fabergé 2020 Description / Buy
9 Mint Condition Murder ( With: Parker Riggs) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Books By The Bay Mystery Series

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1 A Killer Plot 2010 Description / Buy
2 A Deadly Cliché 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Last Word 2011 Description / Buy
4 Written in Stone 2012 Description / Buy
5 Poisoned Prose 2013 Description / Buy
6 Lethal Letters 2014 Description / Buy
7 Writing All Wrongs 2015 Description / Buy
8 Killer Characters 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Book Retreat Mysteries Series

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1 Murder in the Mystery Suite 2014 Description / Buy
2 Murder in the Paperback Parlor 2015 Description / Buy
3 Murder in the Secret Garden 2016 Description / Buy
4 Murder in the Locked Library 2018 Description / Buy
5 Murder in the Reading Room 2019 Description / Buy
6 Murder in the Storybook Cottage 2020 Description / Buy
7 Murder in the Cookbook Nook 2021 Description / Buy
8 Murder on the Poet's Walk 2022 Description / Buy
9 Murder in the Book Lover’s Loft 2023 Description / Buy

Order of A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Series

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1 Pies and Prejudice 2012 Description / Buy
2 Peach Pies and Alibis 2013 Description / Buy
3 Pecan Pies and Homicides 2014 Description / Buy
4 Lemon Pies and Little White Lies 2015 Description / Buy
5 Breach of Crust 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Hope Street Church Mystery Series with Tina Radcliffe

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1 The Path of the Crooked 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Way of the Wicked 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Way of the Guilty 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Root of All Evil 2014 Description / Buy
5 Fate of the Fallen 2016 Description / Buy
6 The Deeds of the Deceitful ( With: Tina Radcliffe) 2020 Description / Buy
7 Methods of Malice ( With: Tina Radcliffe) 2023 Description / Buy
8 A Taste for Crime ( With: Tina Radcliffe) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Novel Idea Mysteries Series as Lucy Arlington

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1 Buried in a Book 2012 Description / Buy
2 Every Trick in the Book 2013 Description / Buy
3 Books, Cooks, and Crooks 2013 Description / Buy
4 Played by the Book 2015 Description / Buy
5 Off the Books 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Secret, Book & Scone Society Series

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1 The Secret, Book and Scone Society 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Whispered Word 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Book of Candlelight 2020 Description / Buy
4 Ink and Shadows 2021 Description / Buy
5 The Vanishing Type 2022 Description / Buy
6 Paper Cuts 2023 Description / Buy
7 The Little Lost Library 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Cozy Chicks Kitchen Non-Fiction Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Cozy Chicks Kitchen ( With: Leann Sweeney, Maggie Sefton, Kate Collins, Lorraine Bartlett, Deb Baker, Heather Webber) 2012 Description / Buy
2 Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks ( With: Leann Sweeney, Maggie Sefton, Mary Jane Maffini, Kate Collins, Lorraine Bartlett, Duffy Brown, Mary Kennedy) 2015 Description / Buy
3 The Cozy Chicks Picnic (Short Story) ( By: Lorraine Bartlett, Duffy Brown, Mary Kennedy) 2021 Description / Buy

Ellery Adams Anthologies

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1 The Cozy Cookbook 2015 Description / Buy
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Before becoming a full-time writer, she had tried different jobs such as caterer, car salesperson, clerk, tutor, teacher and technical writer. Today, she works at her home in Virginia where she would enjoy a cup of coffee and a background music while writing her masterpieces. Several book series from her Berkley Prime Crime Series have created a lot of followers that made her works become New York Times bestsellers.

Her first book in paperback, “A Killer Plot,” was released in 2010. It is the first of “The Books by the Bay Mysteries.” It is then followed by more books. Just last August 2016, Ellery had released “Murder in the Secret Garden” which is an installment of the series, “The Book Retreat Mystery.” Another bestselling series is her magical books for “Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries”.

In her free time, Ellery Adams is a lover of baking. She is very active on facebook and often posts some of her baking recipes on her official site for fans to try at home. She has a strong following on the social media platform with over 3,500 likes and followers. She also maintains an Instagram and Twitter with the latter being a place where she will often post information for aspiring writers along with a some inspirational quotes. She also maintains a newsletter that is available for fans to subscribe to on her official website.


Ellery Adams is a New York Times bestselling author of the following book series: “The Book Retreat Mysteries”, “The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries”, and “The Books by the Bay Mysteries.” In July 2012, “Pie and Prejudice” had received a starred review in 2012 Library Journal. This is the first book of the many books of the “Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries.”


Given the widely appreciated talent of Ms. Adams, a lot of her books have garnered positive reviews and mentions. Her three book series have become New York Times bestsellers.

Lethal Letters: It is released in November 2014 and is the Book #6 of the New York Times bestselling series “A Books by the Bay Mystery.” The elements needed for a great mystery are all found in the story which makes it one of the best of the book series. Any reader can get curled up on the sofa and just become a part of the world of Olivia Limoges.

One can imagine her life in the Oyster Bay, North Carolina. From a busy restaurant owner and upcoming novelist, the heroine, Olivia, has to seek justice for a murder in one of her events.

Breach of a Crust: It is one of the 2016 books released by Ms. Adams and the Book #5 for “The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery.” The book is another proof why the series has become a New York Times bestseller. The setting is in the enchanted town of Havenwood, Georgia. The book is part of the series about a magical pie maker living in a town full of magical people. Her interest for shoddy spying has made her an enchanting heroine who’s out to save the day and the town. Ella Mae Le Faye is enjoying the success of her pie-making business and is loving the attention of Beatrice Burbank who is the Camellia Club’s president

However, things become unfavorable when Bea’s dead body was found by Ella. The story is mixed with elements of magic, romance, baking, and mystery.

Murder in the Paperback Parlor: It is the number two book in the mystery series “Book Retreat Mysteries.” Released in August 2015, the book has earned high ratings. “Book Retreat Mysteries” is another New York Times bestseller of Ms. Adams and this book is one hard proof why. Some reviewers gushed on how better the story is than the Book One of the series, Murder in the Mystery Suite. The setting is in Storyton Hall which is a place for literature and book lovers. The place should be a perfect getaway for those looking for some quiet time with their beloved book.

However, the book’s heroine, Jane Steward, has to find the murderer of Rosamund York, one of the most famous authors in attendance to her book-themed resort. There are many suspects and Jane needs the help of the members of her book club, Cover Girls, to find the right killer or someone else might be murdered next.

A Killer Collection: This is the first book in the Antiques & Collectibles series and the one that had people clamoring for more. The nice thing about this book series is the way that the antiques and collectibles are so well researched. She doesn’t just make something up to seem valuable, she actually writes about truly valuable antiques.

This is a real great casual read and the mystery keeps you interested. Molly Appleby is a writer for Collector’s Weekly who attends a pottery event where she meets a bunch of interesting characters. When one of them dies at the event, the possibility of murder is broached and Molly begins to investigate. Molly is a well drawn character with her own sets of insecurities. She’s interested in a relationship with one of her co-workers and insecure about her weight, but she is a strong heroine who gets things done when needed. The world of pottery is what really draws you in though – so if you like pottery or want to like pottery, this is the book for you.

When Does The Next Ellery Adams book come out?

The next book by Ellery Adams is The Little Lost Library and will be released on October, 22nd 2024. It is the newest book in the Secret, Book & Scone Society Series.


2 thoughts on “Ellery Adams”

  1. Are you going to write anymore Books By The Bay!? Loved them and all the Book Retreat books. Just started the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries. Wrote to another NY author yesterday – she is from Long Island – like you – I am from NY but live in SC now – she said her publisher cancelled her mystery series with dogs and cats.

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