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Shadows on a Morning in Maine (Antique Print Mystery Series #8)
     

Shadows on a Morning in Maine (Antique Print Mystery Series #8)

by Lea Wait
 

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Maggie Summer is making big changes in her life. The antique print dealer has taken a sabbatical and moved to Maine to run an antiques mall with Will Brewer, her significant other. And she will finally adopt the daughter she’s been longing for. However, the troubled girl doesn’t want any part of the plan, showing affection only for the harbor seals, which

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Maggie Summer is making big changes in her life. The antique print dealer has taken a sabbatical and moved to Maine to run an antiques mall with Will Brewer, her significant other. And she will finally adopt the daughter she’s been longing for. However, the troubled girl doesn’t want any part of the plan, showing affection only for the harbor seals, which remind her of her “real mother.” But someone starts shooting the seals—and a young fisherman is murdered. Then Will confesses a secret from his past, and Maggie begins to wonder if this is the biggest mistake of her life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/11/2016
Wait’s middling eighth Antique Print mystery (after 2014’s Shadows on a Maine Christmas) finds professor and antique-print dealer Maggie Summer in Waymouth, Maine, where she’s opening an antiques mall with boyfriend Will Brewer. Maggie’s also in the midst of adopting nine-year-old Brooklin Deschaine, but that process is nearly derailed when the little girl stumbles across a slain seal during a visit. The seal is the third to have been shot in nine days, and the Marine Patrol remains clueless regarding the culprit. After a local fisherman becomes the shooter’s next victim, Maggie launches her own investigation, determined to restore order and safety to Waymouth before Brooklin returns. Wait tackles the topic of adoption with empathy and nuance, but this story line, coupled with Maggie and Will’s conflict-riddled renovation of the antiques mall, eclipses the book’s central mystery, which is introduced so late it’s practically an afterthought. Wait paints a vivid picture of life in coastal Maine, but readers in search of a fair-play mystery may be left wanting. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
“...this kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end." -- Barbara Ross

“Lea Wait frames this multi-layered story as expertly as her heroine Maggie frames prints." -- Edith Maxwell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564745774
Publisher:
Daniel, John & Company, Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2016
Series:
Antique Print Mystery Series , #8
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
96,815
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Maine author and speaker Lea Wait writes the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series and the Mainely Needlepoint series, as well as historical novels for ages eight and up set in nineteenth-centuryMaine. She has been an antique print dealer (fourth-generation) since 1977. As a single parent, Lea adopted four older girls from Asia. She lives in Maine with her artist husband

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