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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Ann Hardaway, Bk 4)
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Ann Hardaway, Bk 4 Author:Beth Sherman When Satan Comes to New Jersey...A quaint coastal community that prides itself on it's piety, the good people of Oceanside Heights shudder collectively at word of the newest fad among local teens: Devil Worship! Despite rumors that Old Scratch himself has appeared at their beachside revels, the kids' late-night antics seem more ditsy than danger... more »ous -- until ghostwriter Anne Hardaway happens upon the corpse of young, would-be witch Abby Podowski.
All hell breaks loose, though a seasoned hand at crime-solving, Anne doesn't want to touch this case. But when the prime murder suspect -- an aprentice witchling and grandniece of an elderly friend -- disappears, Anne is pulled, against her better judgment, into an eerie, arcane world of black magic.And before a "witch hunt fever" worthy of Salem infects the Heights, she's going to unravel the dark web of murderous secrets and lies that surrounds the satanic activities of the Oceanside young -- even if there's the devil to pay.« less
This book was a little less "fun" than the other books in the series, due to the subject, but still captured the unique culture of the Jersey shore. And I liked the turn the main characters' lives took.
**** One in the Jersey Shore Mysteries: Anne Hardaway is a ghost writer, who lives in the Jersey Shores. While beach walking, Anne happens upon the body of a young witch-to-be Abby Podowski. And soon a witch hunt begins in the sleepy pious community of Oceanside Heights. Against her better judgement, Anne is drawn in with the investigation of the murder