Summertime at the Seashore

Jun 24, 2020 | 2020 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Maggie Toussaint

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Seas the Day and a link to purchase it.

My all-time favorite summertime activity is going to the beach. As a kid, I loved bobbing in the waves and body surfing. I delighted in the delightful buoyancy the salty ocean gave me. I also learned a deep respect for the ocean’s power after being pounded by a few waves. That respect taught me to be vigilant even when enjoying the experience because another wave would come along soon.

Maggie Toussaint

In those dreamy youthful days, I thought about mermaids and how they could take anything the ocean dished out. Certainly, mermaids loved to frolic in the sea to their heart’s content.

In Seas the Day, my catering sleuth River Holloway has a deep-seated love for the ocean, though she’s graduated from mermaid adulation to sunbathing at the shore. The beach is her happy place, a site of renewal and complete relaxation. The very constancy and vibrancy of the sea draws her back time and again. Good thing she lives on an island!

Seas the Day is spiced with banquets, anniversary meals, and other special occasion events, but the main course is the mystery of the missing man and the subsequent death of his mother.

The police are on the case—and so is the unsinkable River Holloway.

What’s your favorite summertime activity?

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Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes cozy and paranormal mysteries, romantic suspense, and dystopian fiction, with twenty fiction novels published. A three-time finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, she’s won three Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows. Visit her at

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  1. So glad to be here today! Thanks for having me.

  2. Mom and I went to Wildwood, NJ every summer for a few days or sometimes, a week! Loved lying on the beach and then, at night, walking on the boardwalk and riding on the amusement rides.

  3. My favorite summertime activity is going to the ocean. The best place to enjoy the sunshine, seashore, water and beauty. I miss the beach and hope to be able to visit this summer maybe. I love the way it is peaceful and gives me a whole new perspective on life.

  4. I really liked the description of the book. Sounds like a great book.

  5. email: diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Going to my brothers, he has a huge olympic size pool and we do lots of cookouts! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  7. I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. Favorite summer activity– this year staying COVID free. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. We have a winner!

  10. I was notified that I won the book and it arrived today. Thanks so much – I am looking forward to reading it.


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