Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2009
Duration: 9 hours 25 minutes
Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity—and her son, Sam—the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutters for years to come. But Jake’s hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave. Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford—old flame of Jake’s best friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White—is the first victim. When his corpse washes up on the beach at Prince’s Cove, all evidence points to a drowning—except the bullet hole in his forehead. When bodies begin littering the Maine scenery, Jake and Ellie learn that the ante on Kenny’s small-town antics has been upped. Add a pair of unwelcome arrivals—Jake’s ex-husband, and an unscrupulous New York ex-money mogul—and you’ve got a blueprint for more deadly danger than one old house can hold.
“A smartly written story, with lots of interesting detail about the area and restoration projects. But it never gets in the way of the mystery, which turns out to be both complex and simple, an admirable combination.”--Contra Costa Times