Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Thousand Island temptations!

By Shelby Cox
from the Castle Bookshop Mysteries by Essie Lang

I like to think of myself as an unofficial member of the local tourist office. The number of times a day I’m extolling the delights and beauties of the Thousand Islands, particularly Blye Island, should certainly qualify me for honorary, if not paid, status. But seriously, it’s such a pleasure to share the delights of this area through the eyes of a relative newcomer.

Of course, I was born in Alexandria Bay, NY but my dad and I moved away when I was three, so coming back at this stage in my life has led me on a path of discovery. First, my family history and I’m so lucky to have my Aunt Edie here now that my dad has passed. Although, I have to admit, it’s been like pulling teeth to get any info about my mom.

And then there was the dead body found in Grotto on the island.

But aside from that, life here is pretty close to idyllic. I love running the seasonal side of Bayside Books, located in the amazing Blye Castle. The history of this unique building leaves me in awe. And, I really enjoy the locals I’ve gotten to know, quite an eclectic mix if you ask me. And then of course, there’s Zack Giffen, a member of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. Talk about a mystery. But then of course, that’s half the fun in getting to know him. Real well.

So, here’s another plug for the Thousand Islands, and Alexandria Bay.  You may not find it exactly like described in Trouble on the Books, but you’ll enjoy discovering that, too. Hope to see you here someday.

Be sure to watch for DEATH ON THE PAGE, book 2 in the Castle Bookshop Mysteries, coming March, 2020.


Also available:


  Book #3, MARINATING IN MURDER is available at your favorite bookseller or online!

 Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries 

The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

Writing as Erika Chase:

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