Mystery by the Sea member Allie Marie’s novel, Teardrops of the Innocent: The White Diamond Story, took second place in the Paranormal category of the New England Readers’ Choice 2015 Awards. The sequel, Heart of Courage: The Red Ruby Story is now available on Amazon.
Another MBTS member, Maria Hudgins, took second place in the 2016 Christopher Newport University Writers Conference Fiction Contest with the first chapter of her latest mystery novel, The Papyrus Clue. The book centers on a young Cherokee archaeologist who travels to Egypt in 1955 to help document antiquities that will be flooded when the Aswan High Dam is built. She is also on the hunt for a 2,000-year-old buried secret from Alexandria, Egypt.