Hatteras Wind: A Ned Doyle Mystery

Hatteras Wind: A Ned Doyle Mystery

by Ed Burrows


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This suspenseful mystery explores the influence of extraordinary events on the lives of four amateur sleuths and the lengths to which they are pushed to protect their way of life. It covers a broad spectrum of island lore. Here is a tale with roots in the sinking of a merchant vessel off the coast of the Outer Banks in the early days of WWII. Murder, years later, festers for a generation before resurfacing as extortion and more murder. But Bankers are tough resilient folks that won't be bowed by outside forces. With tenacity, and an independent nature that is their heritage, aided by a resolute good humor, they confront situations that threaten their way of life. Join them today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543911619
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

My first trip to the Outer Banks was in 1962. I crossed the Albemarle Sound on a rickety wooden bridge. Since then, that wooden span has been replaced by first one and then two concrete bridges which currently make up the Wright Memorial Bridge. My next trip took me to Hatteras Island on the beautiful new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, which, as I write this, is being replaced.

I begin to see a pattern here.

The phrase "the wind always blows on Hatteras Island" has been banging around in my head for years. There was a story there. I knew it. Now I think it's time to replace that vague notion with this tale that's been brewing for a long time.

I hope it conveys some of the majesty of these fragile barrier islands and the hardy people who have made them home.

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Hatteras Wind: A Ned Doyle Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Paul F. Johnson for Readers' Favorite In Hatteras Wind: A Ned Doyle Mystery authored by Ed Burrows, it all starts at night near the coast when an American merchant ship is torpedoed by a German submarine. Ship's doctor Henry Ballard and his friend, Jim Fielding, decide to gather as much medical supplies as they can, including the drugs stored in the captain’s safe. Fielding goes looking for the doctor and finds him held at gunpoint by the captain. They soon learn that the captain is a Nazi sympathizer. In a struggle, Fielding and the captain are killed, but Henry Ballard manages to survive, along with the drugs and the captain’s briefcase. Inside the briefcase are some surprising items. Years later, Henry Ballard is murdered, leaving everything to Fielding’s son, who soon begins to get threats. Because of this, he disappears. And that’s where the story really begins. Ed Burrows’s Hatteras Wind: A Ned Doyle Mystery is what I like to think of as a cozy mystery and is a very good read. It is filled with murder, intrigue, mystery, and a hurricane, but no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Along the way the characters learn even more about one of the often told stories of the island. The book takes the reader on a wild ride to discover just who the bad guys are, and why they are causing so much trouble. This is a rather compact book and the plot moves rapidly along. The cast of characters is strong and the dialog is well done. For me it started off a little slowly, but once I got into it, I thoroughly enjoyed this story.