Murder at Five Finger Light (Jessie Arnold Series #11)

Murder at Five Finger Light (Jessie Arnold Series #11)

by Sue Henry

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The Jessie Arnold mysteries offer “real thrills set against the wild beauty of Alaska” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)—and this time, Jessie unscrambles a deadly puzzle along the Alaskan Inside Passage…

Two of Jessie’s friends are throwing a party at their new digs—an old lighthouse on the Alaskan Inside Passage. Not a party in the typical sense, but one where guests earn their keep by scraping, painting, and generally restoring Five Finger Light, named after the long, low islands around it. So Jessie decides to leave her partner-in-crime, Alex, alone for a few days and lend a hand. With the company of old friends and a view to die for, Jessie won’t soon forget this weekend—especially when she stumbles across a dead body. Looks like an accident. But even as a frantic Alex learns that someone’s cut the phone lines and wrecked the radio, Jessie realizes there’s a killer loose on the island. Worse yet, the killing spree might not be over—even though the party certainly is....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451412096
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Series: Jessie Arnold Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 467,402
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sue Henry is the author of the award-winning Alaska mystery series. She has lived in Alaska for almost a quarter of a century and brings history, Alaskan lore, and the majestic beauty of the vast landscape to her mysteries. She teaches writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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Murder at Five Finger Light (Jessie Arnold Series #11) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
CocomoJo More than 1 year ago
Although this book was a little slow in places, and had a few things that were unbelievable, the mystery itself was a good read. I also thoroughly enjoyed the way Sue Henry made you relate to the main character. I will definitely read another Sue Henry mystery!
Janelaurie More than 1 year ago
Lots of great "twists and turns" and UNUSUAL OUTCOME!! Very descriptive, fast moving, another great book from Sue Henry, wish she would write more....I have all that she has written...great author!!
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khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to this book over the span of two Saturdays while driving to and from dog shows. Only six discs long, it's a good one for a fairly short trip. The novel takes place in Alaska, naturally, and mostly on a three-acre island with a lighthouse that is being renovated by Jim and Lori. A murder occurs on the beach, hostages are taken, more hostages are taken, and narrow escapes are accomplished. A few sections seemed rather implausible to me, but overall, it's a good listen.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jessie Arnold is invited to a lighthouse restoration on one of Alaska's small islands. It's amazing how much of the book occurs before Jessie arrives on the island, but all of it does contribute to the plot of the book. As people and possessions begin to die and/or disappear, it becomes clear that one or more of the members of the restoration party are not to be trusted. But which ones? Will Jessie and the others make it off the island alive?This was my first Sue Henry Alaska mystery, and it will not be my last. I found Henry's writing to be a cut above that of most cozy writers.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Island off the Alaska coast is the setting. Paint party starts disappearing, cell phones disappearing, boat scuttled, who do you trust and lots of suspense. Slow to get started but a page turner once they arrive on the island.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This starts out slow, but gets going after awhile. How does one woman get involved in so many murders and maheim? Needed more dog action!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Sled dog racer Jessie Arnold feels the world is looking up as she rebounded from knee surgery, recovered from a DEATH TRAP, and is back with her beloved State Trooper Alex Jensen. Jessie accepts an invitation to a paint party thrown by close friends Laurie and Jim Trevino, who are renovating a fixer-upper Five Finger Lighthouse on Alaska¿s Inner Passage; Alex has a meeting that he must attend so he cannot accompany Jessie, but tells her to have a good time.--- However, thinking this will be fun though hard work, Jessie goes leaving Alex behind. However, the idyllic gala of paint and panorama ends when Jessie finds the corpse of another guest. Assuming a tragic accident occurred Jessie changes her mind when she tries to call for help by phone and radio; neither work as a killer has severed the lines with the objective to snuff the life out of the party one death at a time.--- The latest Sue Henry Alaska mystery will remind readers of Agatha Christie¿s classic Ten Little Indians. The story line is action-packed once Jessie stumbles over a dead body and never slows down as the sleuth realizes a murderer is amongst the guests. The scenery as usual is breathtaking, but it is the cat and mouse game between the culprit and the detective that will have the audience spellbound.--- Harriet Klausner