Books Over Drinks with Ellery Adams

Thu, Jun 1, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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M. Judson Booksellers
130 S Main St #200a, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
M. Judson Booksellers

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams! We’re excited to celebrate the next installment of her charming Secret, Book, and Scone Society series hailed as “a love letter to reading” (Entertainment Weekly) and starring bookshop owner, bibliotherapist, and occasional sleuth Nora Pennington.

Miracle Springs, North Carolina—the fictional picturesque setting of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society series—is famed for its healing springs, and has thousands of people that flock to the town each year. But bookstore owner and bibliotherapist Nora Pennington tends to land in a different kind of hot water. When she isn’t prescribing the perfect book to cure her customers’ maladies, she’s solving local crimes with the help of her Secret, Book, and Scone Society members—Hester, June, and Estella. Just a touch of magical realism and strong, female-driven stories are winning this series raves from readers and fans of Kate Carlisle, Lorna Barrett, and Adams’s Book Retreat Mysteries.

It couldn’t be a more bookish night between the stories and cocktails.

Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.


Nora escaped her past a decade ago. So it feels like a visit from another world when Kelly Walsh—the woman her ex-husband left her for—walks through the door of Miracle Books along with her son, a sweet, serious boy with a talent for origami. Kelly hasn’t come to gloat, though. As it turns out, she’s been dumped too. She’s also terribly ill, and all she wants from Nora is
forgiveness. Shockingly, however, this woman who’s been the victim of so much misfortune is about to become a murder victim. Who would do such a thing? Certainly not Nora, but that doesn’t stop the gossip and suspicion—especially after Kelly’s brother claims that he saw the two women arguing. In seeking justice for Kelly, The Secret, Book, and Scone Society joins forces with the sheriff’s department, but they’ve barely begun their probe when life throws another wrench. After serving a twenty-year sentence, Estella’s father returns to Miracle Springs. And when his past comes back to haunt him, it might be more than the four friends can handle.


Ellery Adams is the New York Times bestselling author of two cookbooks and over thirty mysteries, including the Book Retreat Mysteries, The Secret, Book, & Scone Society series, the Books by the Bay Mysteries, and the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries. A native New Yorker, she has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she reads, bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves. She lives with her husband and two children in Chapel Hill, NC.