Death by Blue Water

Death by Blue Water

by Kait Carson

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Overview

Paralegal Hayden Kent knows firsthand that life in the Florida Keys can change from perfect to perilous in a heartbeat. When she discovers a man's body at 120' beneath the sea, she thinks she is witness to a tragic accident.

She becomes the prime suspect when the victim is revealed to be the brother of the man who recently jilted her, and she has no alibi. A migraine stole Hayden's memory of the night of the death.

As the evidence mounts, she joins forces with Officer Janice Kirby. Together the two women follow the clues that uncover criminal activities at the highest levels and put Hayden's life in jeopardy while she fights to stay free.

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DEATH BY BLUE WATER by Kait Carson | A Henery Press Mystery. If you love one, you'll probably love them all.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150442603
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 11/09/2014
Series: A Hayden Kent Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 277,930
File size: 422 KB

About the Author

Kait Carson has been writing mysteries since the fourth grade when she penned the words, “pop, pop, pop, here comes the cop” for a story poetry assignment. She opted for a career as a paralegal practicing in the area of probate, tax, and probate litigation. When she’s not writing, you can find her scuba diving or in the air with her pilot husband. Kait lives with her husband, eight (count ’em) rescue cats, a cockatoo, and a harlequin macaw at an airpark in Fort Denaud, Florida.

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Death by Blue Water 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BasingstoneBook More than 1 year ago
Florida Keys, white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, sounds like paradise, ideal for scuba diving, but is it? Hayden Kent a paralegal is diving when she swims into a dead body at her favourite dive. Okay all she has to do is report it and the police will take it from there. No, nothing is that simple, she is implicated and it becomes even more difficult when she cannot remember what she was doing when the victim was killed. Yes murder, greed, and corruption can happen in paradise. How can Hayden get herself out of this? The author Kait Carson builds a very good plot giving only small clues as to the final outcome, leaving plenty of room for you to develop your own ideas. This is not the most riveting read, but it is easy reading and good entertainment.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Death By Blue Water - A Hayden Kent Mystery Author: Kait Carson Published: 11-11-2014 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 246 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths, Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuths; Police Procedurals ISBN: 13: 9781940976464 ASIN: B00N11OD80 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of "Death By Blue Water" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From the Publisher: * First in a New Mystery Series * Paralegal Hayden Kent knows first-hand that life in the Florida Keys can change from perfect to perilous in a heartbeat. When she discovers a man’s body at 120’ beneath the sea, she thinks she is witness to a tragic accident. She becomes the prime suspect when the victim is revealed to be the brother of the man who recently jilted her, and she has no alibi. A migraine stole Hayden’s memory of the night of the death. As the evidence mounts, she joins forces with Officer Janice Kirby. Together the two women follow the clues that uncover criminal activities at the highest levels and put Hayden’s life in jeopardy while she fights to stay free. My Review of "Death By Blue Water": Set in the Florida Keys, my old stomping grounds, which are describe excellently by Kait Carson. I could practically smell the salt in the air and feel the sea breeze on my face. With Hayden and the other cast of characters so well developed you will soon feel that you have known them forever. A great new series by a talented author. "Death By Blue Water" moves in a quick, smooth pace. Fall into the story and follow Hayden Kent as she weeds out the killer. My rating of "Death By Blue Water" is 4.25 out of 5 stars.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
The writing and technical editing was done really well, and the descriptions of the dives were excellent. The technical jargon made you realize that the author knows what she is talking about, and it was written so even a novice could understand it. And the description of the scenery during the dives painted a great picture, that made it feel as if I was in the ocean with the characters. There were a couple of things that stood out to me that I want to mention, but please don’t let this deter you from picking up a copy! Two of the characters have blackouts, and can’t remember anything. At one point it is mentioned in the story that this is a huge coincidence. I’m glad that Carson put this in the book, but if there was a way that they both didn’t have blackouts, that would have been good. And I don’t know if it’s because I was reading this book before I went to bed, but I kept mixing up the law enforcement characters. But this could be entirely on me, and nothing to do with the author’s writing. I was going to go back and re-read a bit to see if I was just too sleepy to concentrate, but got busy reading other books. Even with the coincidence and the confusion regarding the law enforcement, I still enjoyed the book a lot, and am looking forward to reading Death by Sunken Treasure, the second book in the Hayden Kent mystery series.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts I tried snorkeling once and didn’t do too well so I am sure there is no scuba diving in my future. I will settle for virtual scuba diving with Hayden. I could tell immediately that Kait Carson was an avid scuba diver just by the way she described Hayden’s underwater adventures. She vividly tells us about her descents and ascents into the water as well as her underwater exploration and finding a dead body in the hull of ship. True to the cozy genre Hayden becomes the main suspect. We not only meet Hayden, we meet Cappy, the owner of the charter that takes her to her diving spots, her friend Mallory and the guy she just broke up with Kevin. Quite the jerk, in my opinion. His brother happens to be identified as the body in the ship and the plot starts to thicken. It also brings Coast Guard Officer Paul Mueller to the story. Before he even takes a dip in the water he tries to say what Hayden saw below was an a hallucination. I learned a new term “narked” (nitrogen narcosis). Apparently if you come up from the depths too fast it can cause more than the bends. It can cause a variety of issues including seeing things that aren’t there, but there really was a body down there. Now 3 agencies are trying to find a killer. The Coast Guard, Marine Patrol and the police. And of course Hayden. She finally wraps her head around that she is actually a suspect and uses her paralegal training to find things everyone else seems to be missing. I found myself totally immersed into this story. The writing style just flows perfectly. Whether in the water or on dry land the characters were engaging and very believable. I really felt Hayden’s pain as things continued to be revealed about her relationship with Kevin. The victim’s wife was also a character easy to empathize with, she was caught in an untenable position. The story took us into a hot topic that surprised me but I am not going to spoil anything. Again I learned something :) I really enjoyed this story. The theme was something totally fresh and new and I found it both interesting and entertaining, I can’t wait to read Death by Sunken Treasure out March 22.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
I loved this first in series and can't wait for the release of the next book. Ms Carson grabs the reader from the first page and doesn't let go until the the last page. Death by Blue Water is a complex mystery but it also provides a great incite into Hayden. Her best friend and her boss make wonderful supporting characters that make me want to know them better. Those are all components that make DbBW a winner for more. In fact is was a winner for me; I won it at a Facebook party. I was thrilled to have been chosen for a chance to get to know Kait Carson, a new to me author.