Secret for a Satyr [NOOK Book]

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When Cressa Hannett is cut from the team on a space project in Texas, she comes home to Maple Creek, Michigan, determined to start all over again. Her new home on Victorian Row looks just like the house she grew up in years ago and Cressa feels ready to regroup, to find a new career in this seemingly idyllic place. Then her neighbor is found dead in her backyard fountain, drowned, and suddenly, what was once appealing becomes sinister to ...
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Secret for a Satyr

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Overview

When Cressa Hannett is cut from the team on a space project in Texas, she comes home to Maple Creek, Michigan, determined to start all over again. Her new home on Victorian Row looks just like the house she grew up in years ago and Cressa feels ready to regroup, to find a new career in this seemingly idyllic place. Then her neighbor is found dead in her backyard fountain, drowned, and suddenly, what was once appealing becomes sinister to Cressa's eyes.

It was no accident and the neighborhood is full of wild tales. The fountain’s statue of a Satyr, reputedly haunted, becomes the main suspect in the death of the elderly piano teacher, but Cressa saw a cloaked figure slinking through Libby Dorset's garden before the eccentric little woman was found dead. Cressa wonders if the figure noticed her observation.

Cressa finds herself pulled into the mystery of Libby's death with the discovery of an old scrapbook in her new home's basement. The scrapbook owner, Minta Bransford, mysteriously disappeared over 30 years ago. Did the women have anything in common?

When strange things begin to happen at the Dorset house across the street, Cressa wonders if Libby's favorite music that lingers in the air and the mysterious girl in the old green dress that haunts her garden are guiding her to find the truth. Cressa is fearless, but realizes that she may not be able to save herself from following Libby to the grave.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013626317
  • Publisher: Hilliard & Harris Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,054,601
  • File size: 240 KB

Meet the Author

After working as a secretary in Italy for Chrysler Missile Corporation, Dorothy Bodoin attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English. For several years, she taught secondary English and wrote during weekends in the summer. After leaving education, she devoted all her time to her first love, writing mysteries, Gothic romance, and novels of romantic suspense.

Dorothy’s first published novel was Darkness At Foxglove Corners, the first installment of the seven-book Foxglove Corners mystery series featuring English teacher-amateur sleuth Jennet Greenway and her black collie, Halley.

Her other mysteries include, The Cameo Clue, A Shadow on the Snow, Secret for a Satyr and Snowhedge. She has also written a Gothic romance, Treasure At Trail’s End, and several novels of romantic suspense. Her latest novel is Love, Deadly Love, set in the fictitious Maple Creek, Michigan, in which characters from The Cameo Clue make an appearance.

Dorothy is a member of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Royal Oak, Michigan, in a small white house similar to the one Cressa Hannett buys in Secret for a Satyr with her collie companion, Wolf Manor Kinder Brightstar, who inspired some of the puppy antics in Snowhedge.
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  • Posted May 24, 2011

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    Wonderful Gothic flavor

    Cressa Hannett moves back to her hometown of Maple Creek, Michigan to regroup after losing out on a job and ending a relationship in Texas. Once home she buys a small house on the street referred to as Victorian Row right next door to Libby Dorset, a piano teacher who lives in a large white Victorian house. Cressa loves her garden and has undertaken the revnovations to the smallest house on the street with slight reservations about the fountain in Libby's backyard. A life-like statue of a satyr stands in the center of the fountain.

    On the morning after a celebration party of Libby's student's piano recital Libby is found dead - drowned in the fountain. The neighborhood is in shock, but believes it to be an accident. Cressa feels uneasy about the circumstances.

    While cleaning her basement Cressa comes across an old package containing a memory book given to a girl who disappeared decades before Cressa returned to town. She contacts one of her neighbors, a newspaper man, thinking it would make a good human interest story. Then she sees a young girl on the property behind her home who vanishes before Cressa can talk to her.

    Eerie things begin to happen to and around Cressa while she labors to find out what happened to the missing girl and Libby Dorsett. She's not satisfied with the answers that she has received and the more she digs the stranger things become.

    The gothic feel of this book really kept me reading. Ms. Bodoin's style is engaging and her characters evoke small town personalities to a tee. She brings to life all of the eccentricities of relationships between neighbors in an eloquent and stylish manner.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit eerie with their mystery

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