The Refuge (Maxie and Stretch Series #3)

The Refuge (Maxie and Stretch Series #3)

by Sue Henry

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Overview

Maxie McNabb and her miniature dachshund, Stretch, are in Hawaii to help Maxie's friend Karen Bailey pack up her house. But after a prowler tries to break in and someone sabotages the plumbing, Maxie suspects that Karen is hiding something...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451223524
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Series: Maxie and Stretch Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 250,042
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.22(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 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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"I love Maxie and her brave-heart mini-dachshund, Stretch." -Earlene Fowler

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Refuge (Maxie and Stretch Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed Henry's first two in this new series and was eager to read 'The Refuge'. Totally different location for this one, Hawaii, and the Mini Winnie wasn't her mode of transportation. But you can always count on Maxie to help out when called upon. Plot was very intangled and interesting. I learned much about an island in Hawaii, with Maxie as a curious second hand guide. I felt she opened up a few doors in this novel for others to come. BUT I missed her little buddy Stretch! Hope he is not left behind in future books.
teckelvik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because it is both set in Hawaii, and part of a series involving a Dachshund (Stretch of Maxie and Stretch). Sadly, because of Hawaii's strict quarantine laws, Stretch spends the entire book in Alaska.I also discovered that this volume is several books into at least two interlocking series - one starring Jessie Arnold, who appears here as a good friend and minor character, and one starring Maxie and Stretch, of which this is at least the third. I am fairly obsessive about reading series in order, but I found that this one was fine. There were references to previous books, but nothing "infodump-y."I liked this book. It's well written, the characters are fun, and the Hawaii setting was reasonable and well portrayed. The mystery made sense, and the only point that took me out of the book was a reference to a plane ticket having been purchesed by one character for another, who later admits to not knowing the second character's last name. I spent more time than it was probably worth trying to figure that one out.I would definitely read other books in this series. (The Jessie Arnold series is set in Alaska, not a big draw for me.)
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Feisty 64 yr old travels to Hawaii to help a friend pack and move back to Alaska. She enlists the help of a young man who acts has helper, tour guide and protector. My complaint . . . .Maxie is extremely trusting and oblivious to danger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this one down. This one will keep you guessing!
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Chris_in_WR More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this series a lot. I look forward to new books. Great if you like a mystery.
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The Refuge is another of Sue Henry's Maxie and Stretch books and I was delighted to find it. These books are fun to read and provide so many wonderful descriptions of the places where the stories happen. They are well researched and hard to put down. I hope she keeps writing more of them.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
After being away from her Alaskan abode for the past nine months sixty four year old Maxie McNabb yearns for her home in Homer. She has spent time with her mini-dachshund in the lower forty-eight states around the Four Corners region of the Southwest. When she arrives at her home, she has less than a week to enjoy it before a friendly acquaintance calls her from Hilo, Hawaii asking for her help. In a fall she tripped, hurting an arm and a leg and is out of commission. She needs Maxie to help her sort, point, sells and more to Alaska. --- Maxie reluctantly heads to the fiftieth state to help Karen out, even knowing that before Karen was injured, she was helpless and always needing someone to tell her what to do and how to do it. Needing a break from her friend, she goes sightseeing and meets the plumber¿s helper Jerry who has worked on Karen¿s house. They put Karen on a plane and get to work packing and then they plan to do some sight-seeing. However, men want something from Maxie and they will kill them if necessary to get it it. Maxie doesn¿t know what they want or where it is but is determined to get the best of the men that stalked her and kidnapped Jerry. --- Sue Henry has written an exciting mystery focusing on a protagonist who has more energy at sixty-four than people do in their twenties. She certainly shows that life can be fulfilling as a senior while she appreciate the beauty of the things around us like Maxie does in Hawaii. There is lots of action, no blood or gore and a great cast. Readers will immediately take to the heroine and Jerry who is not quite what he seems. --- Harriet Klausner