The Dam Committee

The Dam Committee

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by Earl H. Smith
     
 

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Snuggled between two fine lakes, the quaint Maine village of Belfry gets by on its own good looks and the free-flapping wallets of annoying summer tourists. Here, locals struggle to learn far more about each other than is necessary and face all things new with great caution. The formula works fine for everyday life, but not for a murder under their very noses, and

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Snuggled between two fine lakes, the quaint Maine village of Belfry gets by on its own good looks and the free-flapping wallets of annoying summer tourists. Here, locals struggle to learn far more about each other than is necessary and face all things new with great caution. The formula works fine for everyday life, but not for a murder under their very noses, and certainly not for a sudden deluge of folding money.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945980964
Publisher:
North Country Press
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

A Maine native, Earl Smith is retired as Dean of the College at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He is the author of Mayflower Hill, a history of Colby (University Press of New England, 2006). He and his wife Barbara live in Belgrade Lakes.

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The Dam Committee 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Earl Smith has caught the flavor of small town Maine to a T. Will read anything he writes. Love his humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People associated with Colby College and the Belgrade Lakes area would enjoy this book. Would read his books on the History of the College and to be fair might try another novel if he writes one. Not for book discussions but just a fun read.
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Fred60 More than 1 year ago
You'll enjoy this humerous romp in small town Maine with some unusual characters. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dam Committee is one Dam fine book. The characters could live in any small Maine town and be right at home. They are hostile at times but cooperative when necessary. If you've lived in one of these small towns you can identify each and every one. The ending seems to have been left open for a sequel, and I am looking forward to it.
stacypy More than 1 year ago
This is a wicked good read. For someone with the attention span and focus of a brick, I had no problem concentrating and enjoying every page. Great book. Lots of stuff going on all the time, fun and interesting...not a bog down in the whole book. As they say, it's a page turner.
JALetourneau More than 1 year ago
A little bit of ¿On Golden Pond¿ and a lot of ¿Murder, She Wrote,¿ this humorous, mystery novel has characters you'll love and recognize if you've ever spent time in a small Maine village whose pristine lakes attract ¿the summer complaint.¿ There's murder, poignancy, and witty conversation with just enough double entendre and sexual inuendo to spice things up a bit. Winston, the golden retriever, gets the plot rolling when he digs in the snow uncovering a suitcase containing half a million dollars. Suspects abound, either of having shot ¿Doc,¿ the drug dealer, or of harboring the money for which it is assumed he was killed. Plot twists and several secondary story lines will keep you reading...and laughing. A thoroughly enjoyable read and a great holiday gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A hallmark of a good book is the disappointment that accompanies the satisfaction of finishing it. I will miss my evening escapades with the colorful characters of this small town. I hope Smith is working on a second book as I write this.
elwilmot38 More than 1 year ago
Earl Smith¿s, ¿The Dam Committee¿, contains a cast of characters that are delightfully humorous, real and believable. The small town Maine setting provides the reader with a unique perspective of a New England community¿s naive honesty as it attempts to make the best out of a bad situation. The book is an easy read and hard to put down. Bill Walker - Sun City West, AZ
OzJin More than 1 year ago
Earl Smith has put together a great book. It is funny, factual, a mystery, and a great read. Mr. Smith knows small town Maine and all the characters who live there. The bad guys get caught, and the good guys live happily ever after - just as it should be. I couldn't put it down.