What safer haven could there be than a Quaker boarding school in a tiny New England coastal village? What secrets lie beneath its serene and quiet beauty?
Out of the blue, the campus is laid open, the peace of Old Harbor Friends shattered by the murder of lascivious, comptroller, Milt Wickie. Wickie is discovered in his office, a scrimshaw knife protruding from his chest, a knife belonging to beloved teacher and grieving widow, Bess Dore.
Initially a suspect, the forty-two year old, Bess is soon exonerated and jumps headlong into a murder investigation along with old flame, police detective, Roger Demaris, and Harry Winthrop, an amateur sleuth, prolific writer, and the son of the school's wealthiest patron.
Will Bess find romance along the way, giving her heart to the gruff police officer, who still adores her, or to the fly-by-night, but charming Harry who is clearly smitten? Will the killer strike again? Will the silence and calm of the 200-year old Friends school ever again be restored?
About the Author
Award winning author, M. Lee Prescott writes in several genres of fiction—Mystery, Historical, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense, and books for children and young adults. Among her titles are Prepped to Kill, Gadfly and Lost in Spindle City (Ricky Steele Mysteries), Jigsaw, A Friend of Silence, Widow’s Island, and Song of the Spirit. Song of the Spirit was a finalist The 2014 International Digital Awards for Historical Fiction for Young Adults. Lee published two new titles in spring of 2015, Hestor’s Way, a contemporary romance and In the Name of Silence, book two in the Roger and Bess Mysteries. Her new western romance series, “Morgan’s Run Romances” debuts on August 25, 2015 with Emma’s Dream and the second and third Morgan’s Run books, Lang’s Return and Jeb’s Promise will be published in the fall of 2015!
Her “day job” is as professor at a small New England liberal arts college. Her scholarly work centers around social contexts within which children learn and she is the author of three works of nonfiction. Her current research examines the impact of mindfulness on readers and writers, work that brings her tremendous joy and satisfaction.
Lee lives in southeastern Massachusetts on a beautiful river, where she canoes, swims, and watches an incredible variety of wildlife pass by. She is the mother of two sons and spends lots of time with them, their beautiful wives, and her amazing grandchildren. When not teaching or writing (both of which she adores), Lee’s passions revolve around family, yoga, swimming, teaching mindfulness to children and adults, and walking.
Lee loves to hear from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit her website to sign up for her newsletter, check out her always-changing Amazon Author Page, or stop in for a chat on Facebook (M.Lee Prescott) or Goodreads.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very good read, one that I reccomend for lovers of mystery. I won't tell what it is about, that is told in the book description. I will say I loved the setting, the characters, the story and the mystery. A couple of times I thought that some descriptions of some things were a little long but then they also helped to draw a scene in my mind. A mystery that made me want to keep up with the people and their stories.