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Sunday, May 14, 2017


Today's series spotlight is on
Seacliff High YA Mysteries
by 
Kathi Daley

If you're a cozy mystery reader, and I assume you are because you're here ;-), I'm sure you've heard of and/or have read one of Kathi Daley's many wonderful cozy mysteries.

Have you read her Young Adult series?
If you have, I know you loved it, and if you haven't, don't let the young adult aspect keep you from adding this series to your reading list. It is pure brilliant Kathi Daley all the way through!

BOOK ONE

Alyson Prescott moves to Cutters Cove, Oregon, after being placed, along with her mother, in the witness protection program. In her previous life, Alyson was an A-list heiress with the excitement of a trend setting lifestyle and the security of old money. After witnessing a murder executed by two members of a powerful gang family, she is forced to leave her old life behind and become a middle class girl, living in a middle class town. Alyson struggles with the duplicity in her life as she strives to reconcile her new life with the old. 
In the first book in the series, The Secret, Alyson and her mother buy a dilapidated old mansion on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Alyson soon finds that the house holds a secret that only the recently deceased resident of the property seems to know the answer to. Alyson and the new friends she meets at Seacliff High, set out to find the answer to a fifty-year old mystery that will reveal a trail of murder, embezzlement, lies, and deception. As the journey intensifies, friendships are forged that will last a lifetime.

BOOK TWO

Alyson Prescott moves to Cutters Cove, Oregon, after being placed, along with her mother, in the witness protection program. In her previous life, Alyson was an A-list heiress with the excitement of a trend setting lifestyle and the security of old money. After witnessing a murder executed by two members of a powerful gang family, she is forced to leave her old life behind and become a middle class girl, living in a middle class town. Alyson struggles with the duplicity in her life as she strives to reconcile her new life with the old. 

In book two of the series, two Seacliff High students turn up missing just days before Halloween. The police believe that they have simply run away, but when strange and unexplained things begin to happen at the annual Haunted Hayride, Alyson begins to suspect there may be more going on than the adults in town would like to believe. After they the props and decorations for the annual event turn up missing, Alyson and the gang decide to look into the case of the missing students. Could the two events be connected? And what about the symbol found splattered in blood in the barn where the annual Halloween party is to take place? Could it be connected to the gypsy curse that most believe to be simply a legend? 

Book two in the series will also begin to reveal Alyson's past and the reason for her inclusion in witness protection.

BOOK THREE

When a long dead ghost leads Alyson to a treasure map days before Thanksgiving, she enlists the help of her friends to follow the clues. As they dig into the century old mystery, they discover a legend regarding a relic that many believe once possessed life sustaining power. 

The search for the relic leads Alyson and the gang deep into the system of caverns that exists beneath the small town of Cutter's Cove. They face huge obstacles and must overcome personal fears to follow the clues they find along the way.

Meanwhile, Alyson tells Mac the truth about her past. She reveals the reason she is involved with witness protection and the danger she continues to live with every day of her life.

BOOK FOUR

The annual Christmas Carnival is in town and Alyson and the gang volunteer to help out. When strange things begin to happen at the carnival, they wonder if the events might be related to the body they found in the cemetery earlier in the month. When Alyson has a potentially fatal accident on the Ferris Wheel, the gang is convinced that someone is out to make sure they don't discover the cover up that runs so deep that even highly respected town residents are involved.

BOOK FIVE

Alyson and the gang head to a ski resort in the Colorado Rockies the week after Christmas. Before they even make it to the house they will be staying at for the week, they stumble across a body in the snow. When they realize that the body is one incident in a series of unusual occurrences, they decide to throw a little sleuthing in with their holiday plans.

BOOK SIX
AVAILABLE JUNE 1

Alyson is jogging along waters edge when the fog rolls in. She can feel someone watching her but no matter how hard she looks her shadow cannot be seen. When she witnesses a man pushing a woman off the cliff onto the rocks below, she calls the police only to learn that the body of the victim cannot be found. Alyson is certain that she actually did see the murder occur and cannot explain the missing victim so she launches into an investigation with the help of friends Mac and Trevor. Meanwhile the feeling of being watched intensifies. She is certain someone is watching her. When Chan warns her of danger in the shadows she knows deep in her gut that the men she is running from have found her. Find out what happens in this fast paced murder mystery with a surprising twist you won't see coming.


The Seacliff High Mystery series
is a great series for the seasoned
cozy mystery reader, and the young adult reader!


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7 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sunday blessings, to you.

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  2. Thanks for the review, Lisa. I've enjoyed Kathi's other series; I'll need to check out her Seacliff High series.

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  3. The only one I don't have is The Relic. I have three in paperback and one e-book. This is my favorite series of hers.

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  4. I adore Kathi Daley and have many of her series including this One!

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  5. Thanks, I appreciate the insight into this series I haven't written yet.

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  6. Looking forward to The Shadow. This is such a great series.

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