Death in Rough Water

Death in Rough Water

by Francine Mathews
     
 

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Fresh from her first murder case, Nantucket detective Merry Folger is unwillingly sucked into her second.

When Joe Duarte, a fishing boat captain with decades of experience on the wild seas off Nantucket, is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced accidental. But his estranged daughter, Del, is convinced it’s murder. She moves

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Fresh from her first murder case, Nantucket detective Merry Folger is unwillingly sucked into her second.

When Joe Duarte, a fishing boat captain with decades of experience on the wild seas off Nantucket, is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced accidental. But his estranged daughter, Del, is convinced it’s murder. She moves back to Nantucket to get closer to the truth, and enlists her old friend, detective Merry Folger, to help. But Del is also hiding secrets of her own, and the police are not inclined to help her with what they see as a wild goose chase. Merry has to defy her boss—her father—in order to investigate.

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Praise for the Merry Folger mystery series

"Nantucket and its impenetrable, secretive fog and characters come to life in Mathews's capable hands."
—Diane Mott Davidson

"Mathews uses her setting and its unique population skillfully."
The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Detective Merry Folger comes across as a real person, albeit a smart one, with doubts and concerns."
The Denver Post

"Merry Folger sails surely through choppy seas of murder, insurance fraud and infidelity in her second outing . . . Mathews skillfully incorporates close-knit relationships, small-town gossip and a salty Nantucket flavor."
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616957285
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/19/2016
Series:
A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery Series, #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
92,372
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Francine Mathews was born in Binghamton, New York, the last of six girls. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written twenty-five books including the Being a Jane Austen mystery series under the pen name Stephanie Barron. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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