Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1)

Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1)

by Linda Greenlaw
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Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1) by Linda Greenlaw

The exciting debut of a snappy, spirited, and irresistible mystery series from beloved and bestselling author Linda Greenlaw

In her bestselling nonfiction book All Fishermen Are Liars, Linda Greenlaw confessed a desire to write fiction—and readers responded with an enthusiastic "Please do!" At last, she satisfies their hunger with this sharp-witted, compulsively readable mystery, the first in a series featuring marine investigator Jane Bunker.

When Jane moves back to the sleepy Maine fishing community where she was born, it's to escape the seamy crime scenes and unsavory characters that crossed her path in Miami. Surely whatever crimes are committed in touristy, idyllic Green Haven won't involve anything as nasty as what she saw in Florida. It's a bit of a shock, then, when Nick Dow, the town drunk, turns up dead, and it's not the simple accident that everyone assumes it to be. Jane soon discovers that Dow wasn't even a drunk—it was all an act. But why? And what does it have to do with a heated town hall meeting about fishing rights and paternity suits? The more Jane digs, the more confused she gets. Only two things are certain: Nothing is what it seems; and the whole town is in each other's business. But it's not until Jane impulsively hops on a boat with the killer—a boat that suddenly heads out to sea—that things become downright dangerous . . .

As she proved in The Hungry Ocean, no one knows the sea like Linda Greenlaw. And as she proved in The Lobster Chronicles, no one has a better way with the telling details of Maine village life. This new mystery series features everything readers want: a great setting, wonderful characters, an authentic and original detective—and a story that will keep them on the edge of their seats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786891238
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: Jane Bunker Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Greenlaw has been a deep-sea fisherman for 18 years, becoming the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. This career earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's runaway bestseller, The Perfect Storm and a protrayal in the subsequent film. She was raised in Maine and graduated from Colby College. Greenlaw now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.


Isle au Haut, Maine

Place of Birth:

Stamford, Connecticut


B.A., Colby College, 1983

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Slipknot 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading, well written and keeps you attention. Plan to read more of Linda Greenlaw's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought it was about the and slipknot r.i.p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author should stick to non-fiction! The plot, characters, theme & setting are not well developed, so it's pretty boring. by aj west
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katieoscarlet More than 1 year ago
This was a great page turner and read at one sitting. While reading this novel I constantly pictured the odd ball characters and how this would be directed and portrayed by actors on the big screen. This would a good movie I thought with the exception of the lame ending. Throughout the novel the narrator referred to "her mentor" but this character was never really established however. Great book for someone who likes a good story and has time because you will not want to put it down.
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melicole More than 1 year ago
I love a good whodunit and this was a good one. It wasn't dramatic, just a nice easy read. The characters were down to earth, everyday people. Just when I thought I'd figured it out, I'd realize no, I hadn't. It wasn't that the ending was shocking, it was just that it could have been anyone, none of whom would have been surprising. It was hard for me to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts out pretty good. The plot then becomes so unbelievable it's a waste of time to finish the book. This book is sitting at home and I can't bring myself to throw out a book; however, in good faith I can't donate the book to the library either and have someone as disappointed as I was.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished the book in three days, could not put it down till I found out how it would end. I have read every book Linda Greenlaw has written and enjoyed them all. Life long resident living in Maine I could understand how such matters happen! Plus Linda Greenlaw graduated from Coly College in Waterville, Maine, so you know she has to be talented!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jane Bunker wants a quieter, more sedate life. She accepts an entry level position as an insurance investigator, leaving behind the violence and murder in her Florida job as a homicide detective. Along with the lazy, hazy everyday life of the small Maine fishing village, she finds murder, conspiracy, and arson some trade off. Linda Greenlaw couples her skills as a seafaring captain with knowledge of the people who take a living from the ocean¿s harvest and introduces us to the grit and underlying currents of seaport life and those who live it. Good characters good plot good action and suspense very good read. Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me begin by saying I don't have much patience for crummy books, but this one didn't get tossed. I haven't read any of Greenlaw's books before, so I didn't know what to expect. This book was not up to the standards of other mystery writers I've read, but I give Greenlaw credit for trying. I didn't much care for Jane, her main character-I didn't care for how much was made of her tight-fistedness, which borders on real stupidity sometimes the male characters seem interchangeable, and the few females seem to be dismissable except for the coffee-shop waitress, who just needs a little bit more personality in order to be a great character. I wonder how much insurance investigation work is available in such a small town-unless she gets assignments further afield, it's likely that her penny-pinching will come in handy. I liked the older couple who are Jane's landlords and 'adopted' parents, though I had my suspicions about them, which I thought was a good way of making the reader wonder 'whodunit'. Most of the action is unrealistic, though-it was hard to believe some of the situations Jane was in. Still, it's not a total waste of time, and maybe her next book will be more polished and pulled together.