Another vicarious beach vacation series is Kendel Lynn's Elliott Lisbon mysteries. Elli is director of the nonprofit Ballentyne Foundation located on Sea Pine Island, which closely resembles Hilton Head, SC.
While handling the Ballentyne's events, Elli's also a PI-in-training, tackling discreet inquiries for board members that lead her into delightfully funny trouble.
The first novel, Board Stiff, was nominated for an Agatha Award, and the second, Whack Job, had Elli seeking an elusive Faberge egg. For a change of locale, check out the prequel novella in Other People Baggage, where Elli travels to Texas to accept ownership of a town.