by C J Verburg


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Summer on Cape Cod! While tourists pack the beaches and malls, Quansett locals meet for Tooner Sallid or Egz Bennie at Leo’s Back End. Inventor Pam Nash bursts into this sanctuary like an IED. Can her reclusive old friend and fellow genius, the artist-author Edgar Rowdey, save her new Zappa? This revolutionary “Taser for pacifists” is set to debut at a waterfront lawn party on Saturday. But Pam’s daughter Ashley, scared out of Las Vegas by death threats, is flying home to turn 21 with her family. How do you combine a VIP weapon launch with a birthday party? Leo’s sous-chefs, ex-Fix-It Chick Lydia Vivaldi and Wampanoag Mudge Miles, agree to cater. But when Lydia finds a dead party-goer floating beside the dock, Edgar is forced to change from guest into sleuth. Was the victim murdered? If so, why? And how? While the police investigation trundles along its slow methodical path, the body count threatens to skyrocket. As Edgar reluctantly starts nosing around, he learns there’s already been another death. Recognizing the murderous shell game they’re up against, he and Lydia race to piece together random but crucial facts from everyone in Quansett, before the killer destroys the Nashes and Zappa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991664511
Publisher: Boom-Books
Publication date: 09/23/2016
Series: Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery , #2
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright and director and the author of best-selling books including two international literature anthologies. She wrote her first prize-winning play at 16 and her second, a rock musical, in 1968. Alongside a career in publishing, she helped found the Provincetown Playwrights' Lab and headed theater companies in Provincetown, Bourne, and Cotuit. Meanwhile, as a freelance science editor and writer, she worked on projects from Powers of Ten (Scientific American Library) to Ghosts in the Mind's Machine (Norton). She instigated and produced most of Edward Gorey's original "entertainments" on Cape Cod, adapted Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle as a workshop for the Barnstable Comedy Club, and directed the U.S. debut of Peter Shaffer's The Gift of the Gorgon at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, among others. She's currently working on new fiction in both her Cory Goodwin and her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series, and a historical saga set in the 1850s.

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