Sunset in Old Savannah

Sunset in Old Savannah

by Mary Ellis


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In Savannah, Everyone Has Something to Hide

When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leaves them in this beautiful, historic city longer than they had expected.

Evelyn's husband turns up dead, leaving her as the police chief's prime target. The investigation reveals a hodgepodge of potential murderers, including a scheming business partner, a resentful mistress, and a ne'er-do-well brother. It's up to Mike and Beth to follow the trail of secrets that reaches further than the branches of the moss-draped oaks of Savannah.

As praise of the agency gets around town, business is growing for Price Investigations. When Mike and Beth hire Kaitlyn Webb, Savannah's newest transplant, their workload eases, but will the ghosts of her past threaten everyone's safety before a killer can be put behind bars? And can Mike and Beth find love as their friendship and faith are put to the test?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736969178
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: Secrets of the South Mysteries Series , #4
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 391,626
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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Sunset in Old Savannah 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I really enjoyed this mystery thriller romance! It’ s nice to read a book with Christian references that fit into the story without being preachy. The story line twist kept me guessing. Looking forward to more from these very likable characters.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Having just visited Savannah, I could relate to the local references in this book. I liked the fact that the author did not include any profanity and that the lovers had an old fashioned romance that did not include a sexual relationship. Good old fashioned values that we see far to little of these days. The story was interesting and the revolving cast of suspects kept my interest. The characters were likable and well developed.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
I teach high school and the writing was so simple and lacked any kind of depth that I felt like I was reading something written by one of my students. I would not recommend this book until it went through major revisions
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
The Price Investigators are on the job and working a case of infidelity that turns into a murder case. I enjoyed all of the twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. This book labeled as a Christian, Murder & Thriller.  I found it a wonderful mix that had all three with.. yes, a nice romance as well!  I requested a copy through NetGalley and my honest opinion and review is voluntary.
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
 Mary Ellis has once again written a wonderful romantic suspense. Lots of intrigue and the perfect amount of romance fill this novel. From page one's southern September heat to the very last word, I loved the interaction between the many characters, but especially between Mike and Beth. I highly recommend this novel. I received this novel free from the publisher/author. This review is my opinion of the book.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
I am predominately a historical reader—something about visiting a different time and place appeals to me. Reading this mystery, however, I felt almost as if I had been transported to another time, and without a doubt, to another place. The culture of Savannah, and its unique layout and parks, is very different from any place I have yet visited, but after reading this novel I am intrigued enough to add it to my “someday” travel list. The setting is very much a character in this novel and the descriptions in the book greatly add to the atmosphere and suspense as the book progresses. The main characters in this installment are Beth and Michael, the PI partners assigned to the mystery outside of their usual environs of Natchez. Both of them have unique quirks and the interplay between the two of them, the give and take of the partnership, is a lot of fun to read. As the romance began to develop, I felt that the awkwardness and hesitancy were realistic, and the overarching loyalty and concern that each had for the other was a refreshing break from what can sometimes be decidedly one-sided in friends-turned-more stories. Despite the book being a murder mystery, there is a lot of humor that, along with the romance, keeps things from becoming too dark or morose. The Christian beliefs and reliance on God also lends a hopeful feel to the novel, even when it comes from imperfect characters. Overall, the characters are people that I wanted to root for and that kept me invested in the book as the pages turned. Those who enjoy cozy mysteries will likely enjoy this book, too. It is not necessary to have read previous books in the Secrets of the South Mysteries to understand everything going on, but readers who like to follow recurring characters (even though different ones are highlighted in different books) should go back and enjoy these mysteries from the beginning. I received a free copy of this book from the author but no compensation for this review. I was not required to write a favorable one and the opinions expressed are both honest and my own.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Sunset in Old Savannah - Secrets of the South Mystery Book 4 Author: Mary Ellis Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Published: 4-1-2017 Pages: 354 Genre: Christian Fiction Sub-Genre: Thrillers; Mystery, Inspirational ASIN: B01N2JWUIA ISBN: 9780736969178 Reviewed For: NetGalley and Harvest House Publishers Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars This is the fourth book in the Secrets of the South Mysteries series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. It takes place in Savannah, Georgia, a place I have visited often yet I read of sites I will be returning to check out myself. Strangely I have never heard of Tybee Island, just another reason to visit my neighboring state. The fact that it was set in Georgia is the reason I wanted to read the book as I had lived there for over four years. Michael Preston & Elizabeth Kirby, friends and investigative partners are hired by Evelyn Doyle to find evidence that her husband is cheating on her. When than man turns up dead, Evelyn is the prime suspect and Mike & Beth set out to find the killer and clear their client's name. They hire on Kaitlin, but she has a past of her own. Not to mention the evolving relationship between Mike and Beth. The two main characters are well written and believable. Their faith guides their lives and actions. Even Evelyn shows herself to vulnerable behind her wealthy elite attitude. Again the descriptions written bring back memories for me and make me wonder how I could have missed so much. The plot is thought our and moves quickly and smoothly. I am sorry I had missed the previous three books in the series and look forward to reading them as well. I hope I have a chance to read more in Mary Ellis' Secrets of the South series. in the future. My rating of "Sunset in Old Savannah" is 4.75 out of 5 stars. I hope this review has been helpful to you.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Sunset on Old Savannah is book four in Secrets of the South Mysteries by Mary Ellis. This book is an excellent read. There are plenty of action packed happens throughout this story. I was on the edge of my seat this story was so good. I love the faith, love, devotion, heartache and suspense in this story. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
I have read most the books in this series, and Mary Ellis never ceases to keep me entertained. I have enjoyed all of Price Investigations Mysteries, but I think this one comes close to being one of my favorites. Why? Well, I am not quite sure I can pinpoint that. Maybe it is the Savannah/Tybee Island setting, those moss covered oaks... Just recently, I was blessed to spend a couple days there, so that certainly gave me a better appreciation for the location. I could totally picture the scenery and areas they were driving too as she mentions going on and off the Island, even though I wasn't familiar with all the exact places she talked about. (Sadly, I didn't get a chance to visit the historical district while I was there, but I read about it.) Beth, the senior investigator, is a character. She's spunky, courageous and knows her stuff, yet, more often than not, she sticks her foot in her mouth, rocks the boat with law enforcement, and wants to hide her head in the sand. Michael on the other hand, is a rookie investigator taking the lead. He has a good head on his shoulders, and often keeps Beth out of the hot spot. Those two are made for each other, whether they stay on that path or not, is still anyone's guess. There is some faith content, but it is by no means "preachy". Mary did a great job of keeping me guessing during most of this novel. She offers quite a few choices for murder suspects, yet it is not easy to pin point which one may have committed the crime. Just the kind of mystery I enjoy! She also puts a nice spin on true Christianity, love, and forgiveness. I think it gives the reader lots of food for thought. Mary introduces us to a new character in this book, whom I hope will be the main person in the sequel - if there is one (fingers crossed here). I can't say there was anything specific, I totally hated or disliked. Beth's attitude did get on my nerves a little at times, but knowing it stemmed from her insecurities helps a little in letting it pass. For those of you who haven't read this series at all, no worries, each book is somewhat of a stand alone. Of course the main Price Investigation characters carry over in each book, so it's nice if you know them in advance, but even if you don't you can pick up anywhere. I would recommend this book for mystery lovers. It does involve an affair, so if that is sensitive nature to you then you may want to avoid it, but other wise it is great entertainment. Disclosure: I was blessed with a free copy of this book by Harvest House Publishers to read. I was not required to review this book in a positive manner. All opinions are my own.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
The fourth book in the Secrets of the South Mysteries finds Mike and Beth in Savannah, Georgia. The funny thing to me is that I have been there twice and never knew all that I was missing. Of course, I am forever grateful that I missed out on the mystery, murder, and mayhem that kept Mike and Beth busy, even though I enjoyed reading about their experiences. The rich lady whom they had gone to help find out if her husband was cheating on her was quite a character. It seemed Beth would never get away from her with her frequent calls. I have also been to Tybee Island but I only went to see the lighthouse. The descriptions of the home alone makes me want to go back and find that house. It sounded like such a beautiful setting with amazing views of the ocean. What appeared to be a growing relationship between Mike and Beth was quite interesting to follow. I think I recall Mike telling Beth that they were no longer in the eighth grade but at times they acted more like school kids than adults as they seemed to tiptoe around each other, unsure about the next step. Frankly, I found that more real than some stories I read where the characters are experiencing all kinds of tingling in their spines, jolts in their bellies, and toes turning up just from a single touch. The assignment for Mike and Beth becomes much more involved than finding proof that a husband has a girlfriend on the side. As the story ended, I wanted to learn that there is another book in the series, but I was left in suspense. One can always hope.
Sue1 More than 1 year ago
Good things come to those who wait. Isn't that how the saying goes? All I know is that I've been waiting for the next book in Mary Ellis' Secrets of the South Mysteries and have been rewarded with another superb story. Private investigative partners Beth Kirby and Michael Preston have been hired by Evelyn Doyle to trail her wayward husband. A routine surveillance assignment becomes anything but routine when murder is involved. Beth and Michael find themselves in beautiful, historic Savannah in the middle of a mystery--and in the beginning of a romance. Mary Ellis has expertly combined mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. Her characters are lovable and witty, her plot is fast-moving, and her descriptions make me want to visit Savannah as soon as possible. Don't miss this next installment in the series, and don't worry if you haven't yet read the first three books. You will be able to follow the story just fine. But what are you waiting for? All four novels are must reads! Susan Simpson
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in this series that I have read and it kept me page turning from beginning to end. This case has Beth and Mike away from Mississippi and in Savannah Georgia, and they are there to help and elderly woman learn that her husband is philandering, and then sadly to help prove she didn’t murder him. We meet prejudice head on in this wealthy community, and if you can turn your back on it, this sounds like one awesome place to live. I’d eat on the patio and watch the waves crash, but alas that is not about to happen, but I loved reading about it. We are kept on our feet as my mind went from one suspect to another, and I had a niggling about a suspect way back in my mind, but was I right, the only way to find out is to read this book that will keep you up as we try to find whom is responsible. We also meet and interview a new PI, and I’ll bet we are about to find her in our next story, and she has a quite a story on her own. We are going on a culinary journey, along with some sparks of romance, run in with the law, and sadly a good murder mystery. All through the book we find people with great faith in God, and they seem to move on with adversity with the help of Him. I can’t wait for the next book in this series, and being able to catch up with old friends is an added bonus. Enjoy! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
SUNSET IN OLD SAVANNAH, by Mary Ellis. 4th in Secrets of the South series, with characters we have met. Price Investigations, has a case in Natchez, Miss, from a Mrs Doyle . Beth and her partner Michael to go, check it out, they have 10 days to get evidence. With evidence in hand, they show Mrs Doyle what her husband was doing. Instead of being shocked, she laughs, it's nothing but a fling, she's all of 20 something. Then murder changes everything, the schemes, suspects, the more they dig, the more corruption they find. Another great read, the plot flows smoothly, one enjoys the banter between Beth and Michael. Given ARC by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
Another not-so-cut-and-dried mystery in this fun series set in the Deep South! The Price Investigation team from Natchez, Mississippi gets sent on the road to Savannah, Georgia by their boss, to work on what was to be a simple case. When things get complicated, Beth and Michael dig their heels in, as their client becomes number one suspect in a murder. This one kept me guessing until the action-filled ending! Beth and Michael from the last book have a lot of banter that seems to be teetering at times between professional and playful. Beth is kind of rough around the edges, but seemed to be softening up finally as she sees Michael in a different light, appreciating him and trusting him more. A new addition to the team, one with secrets of her own, seems to hint that the series will hopefully continue. Recommend to readers who enjoy a mystery with a bit of romance. This book is fourth in the series, but fine to read as a stand alone. (An e-book was provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)