WE LOVE THIS BOOK! Alicia Bessette's first book in her Outer Banks Bookshop mystery series, Smile Beach Murder, published in May. In addition to being one of our top two books for 2022, she also hit the SIBA Best-seller list in June and rightly so. Smile Beach Murder is set on a fictional Outer Banks island based on Ocracoke and Manteo and introduces Callie Padgett, a former reporter turned bookshop clerk who is pulled into a deadly web of secrets when a mysterious fall at a lighthouse echoes a tragedy from her past. Our customers are loving this newest entry on our mystery shelves and when they ask 'will they be more?' we can say YES! Alicia has a second book in the series coming next year. But for now, come by, meet Alicia and grab a signed copy of Smile Beach Murder!