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Death in the Off-Season
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616957263
Pages: 378
Year: 2016
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"When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Meredith Folger is faced with her first murder case. Rusty had been absent from the country for over a decade--ever since he was indicted for securities fraud. No one expected him to show up on Nantucket that night. No one, that is, except his killer. Peter Mason, the bog's owner, seems less than moved by his brother's brutal death. The two men had been nursing a decade-old grudge over a woman. Could Peter have killed Rusty, or was Rusty attacked by mistake in the fog--when the killer thought he was Peter?"--
Death in the Off-Season
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616957271
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-05-03
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The first Merry Folger Nantucket mystery When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Merry Folger is faced with her first murder case. Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and granddaughter of his predecessor; her father is a strict boss and Merry feels pressure to go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn’t just nepotism. But the Mason murder is a demanding first test. Merry’s investigation brings to light all the tensions that plague the tiny community of Nantucket: the decades-old grudges, the skyrocketing real estate that only wealthy weekenders can afford, the resentments of the old Nantucket families who are barely keeping their homes and heritage fishing businesses alive. But Merry knows the island and its politics in a way only a local can. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Death in Rough Water
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 161695728X
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-07-19
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"Detective Merry Folger won the hearts of readers in Francine Mathews's first mystery, Death in the Off-Season. Now, fresh from her first murder case in that book, Merry Folger is unwillingly sucked into her second. The daughter of the Nantucket police chief, Merry spent her first case proving to her father and herself that she had what it takes to solve a murder. Now she's more savvy and experienced, but this time one of her friends is involved. Del Duarte has returned to Nantucket with a baby, but she's keeping quiet about her daughter's parentage. When her own father, Joe, an experienced fisherman, is swept overboard in a spring storm the death is pronounced accidental. Del thinks it's murder and when she and her baby receive threatening letters, Merry defies her own father to investigate"--
Death in a Mood Indigo
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616957549
Pages: 326
Year: 2017-03-28
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When two children make a grisly discovery on Sconset beach, Detective Meredith Folger finds herself with a perplexing case on her hands. The crime lab can tell her only that the newly unearthed skeletal remains belonged to a woman who was strangled to death somewhere between two and ten years ago--a conclusion that sends Merry sifting through old missing-persons files. But then a shocking piece of news changes everything. The Massachusetts police have arrested a man they believe to be a serial killer. His five known victims were all women--all strangled. Is Merry's Nantucket skeleton the killer's first victim? And do the state cops have the right man? When the murderer strikes again, he'll draw Merry into a deadly cat and mouse game in which she's the final target....
Death in a Cold Hard Light
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616957565
Pages: 341
Year: 2017-05-09
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Merry Folger is ready for a romantic vacation with her fiance Peter when fate - and her police chief father - intervenes. 21-year-old Jay Santorski never should have drowned in the frigid waters off the Nantucket shore. What was the athlete and Harvard scholar doing out alone in the stormy bay? At her father's insistence Merry returns to the island to investigate, only to be confronted by false leads and dead ends. And Police Chief John Folger is behind too many of these roadblocks. For the first time, Merry begins to feel she cannot trust her lifelong role model - her own father...
Jack 1939
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101588853
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-07-05
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Charming. Reckless. Brilliant. Deadly. A young Jack Kennedy travels to Europe on a secret mission for Franklin Roosevelt as the world braces for war. It’s the spring of 1939, and the prospect of war in Europe looms large. The United States has no intelligence service. In Washington, D.C., President Franklin Roosevelt may run for an unprecedented third term and needs someone he can trust to find out what the Nazis are up to. His choice: John F. Kennedy. It’s a surprising selection. At twenty-two, Jack Kennedy is the attractive but unpromising second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Roosevelt’s ambassador to Britain (and occasional political adversary). But when Jack decides to travel through Europe to gather research for his Harvard senior thesis, Roosevelt takes the opportunity to use him as his personal spy. The president’s goal: to stop the flow of German money that has been flooding the United States to buy the 1940 election—an election that Adolf Hitler intends Roosevelt lose. In a deft mosaic of fact and fiction, Francine Mathews has written a gripping espionage tale that explores what might have happened when a young Jack Kennedy is let loose in Europe as the world careens toward war. A potent combination of history and storytelling, Jack 1939 is a sexy, entertaining read.
Too Bad to Die
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626720
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-03-03
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A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin. November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life…until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. With the Big Three in one place, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler’s top assassin has infiltrated the conference. Seizing his chance to play a part in a real-life action story, Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi killer. Between martinis with beautiful women, he survives brutal attacks and meets a seductive Soviet spy who may know more than Fleming realizes. As he works to uncover the truth and unmask the assassin, Fleming is forced to accept that betrayal sometimes comes from the most unexpected quarters—and that one’s literary creations may prove eerily close to one’s own life. Brilliantly inventive, utterly gripping and suspenseful, Too Bad to Die is Francine Mathews’s best novel yet, and confirms her place as a master of historical fiction.
The Alibi Club
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553586300
Pages: 370
Year: 2007
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Four very different women, brought together by chance, race against time to help smuggle a brilliant scientist and his dangerous secrets away from Nazi control, in a thriller based on a little-known episode of World War II. Reprint.
The Cutout
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030756732X
Pages: 544
Year: 2009-07-22
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CUTOUT: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people. A pawn. They were partners — lovers in a business where betrayal is a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by an elite group of terrorists known as 30 April. Now her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin — and the brutal kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. Uncertain of Eric’s motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last, best card: Eric’s wife — the Cutout. Is Eric a rogue agent gone bad? Or has he thrown himself under deep cover to terminate a ruthless psychopath? Caroline is drawn into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death ... and in which the Cutout will be the first to fall. From the Paperback edition.
Blood Will Have Blood
Author: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504014499
Pages: 188
Year: 2015-07-07
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Anthony Award–winning author Linda Barnes introduces dashing private eye turned actor Michael Spraggue who must unmask a deadly prankster in a haunted theater Boston Brahmin Michael Spraggue believes distinguished director Arthur Darien has invited him to the old Fens Theater because he needs financial backing for his new production of Dracula. But Arthur has a different kind of problem: His actors believe the theater is haunted. One even quit when he discovered that his pitcher of Bloody Marys had been replaced with real blood. The director offers the part to Michael on one condition: He will not only be playing Dr. John Seward; he will also be playing detective. Behind the scenes, this Dracula is a true horror show. Infighting among the cast, money problems, and deadly threats are just the beginning. When the pranks turn lethal, it is up to Michael to find the killer lest the curtain come down on them all forever. Blood Will Have Bloodis the 1st book in the Michael Spraggue Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Blown
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553586297
Pages: 380
Year: 2006
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An unexpected telephone call from Eric Carmichael, a one-time ace CIA operative believed killed in a bloody attack in Sarajevo that left the U.S. vice president dead, sparks a desperate effort by his wife, CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael, who fears that her husband may be a traitor, to stop another terrorist strike by the 30 April terrorist organization on U.S. shores. Reprint.
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
Author: Matt Bell
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616952539
Pages: 312
Year: 2013
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Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lakeshore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages. A first novel by the author of How They Were Found.
Thirty-Three Teeth
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616959924
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-11-14
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Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner. He is untrained for the job, but this independent seventy-two-year-old has an outstanding qualification for the role: curiosity. And he does not mind incurring the wrath of the party’s hierarchy as he unravels mysterious murders, because the spirits of the dead are on his side—and a little too close for comfort. Dr. Siri performs autopsies and begins to solve the mysteries relating to a series of deaths by what seem to be bear bites, to explain why a government official ran at full speed through a seventh-story window and fell to his death, and to discover the origins of the two charred bodies from the crashed helicopter in the temple at Luang Prabang. As it turns out, not surprisingly, not all is peaceful and calm in the new Communist paradise of Laos.
Murder in Passy
Author: Cara Black
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478864
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-03-01
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The eleventh Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris Business is booming for Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc. But she finds time to do a favor for her godfather, Commissaire Morbier, who asks her to drop by the gorgeous Passy home of his girlfriend, Xavierre d’Eslay, a haut bourgeois matron of Basque origin. Xavierre has been so busy with her daughter’s upcoming wedding that she has stopped taking Morbier’s calls, and he’s worried something serious is going on. When Aimée crashes the rehearsal dinner, Xavierre is discovered strangled in her own yard, and circumstantial evidence makes Morbier the prime suspect. To vindicate her godfather, Aimée must find the real killer. Her investigation leads her to police corruption, radical Basque terrorists, and a kidnapped Spanish princess. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Secret Agent
Author: Francine Mathews
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307568199
Pages: 528
Year: 2009-07-29
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In her acclaimed debut, The Cutout, former CIA analyst Francine Mathews defined a world of intrigue where only the savvy survive. Now, in The Secret Agent, Mathews propels us deep into the baffling history of a maverick American’s glittering life and his sudden, cataclysmic disappearance…. Here is the masterful story of secret agents of many kinds--in a realm where truth is the most dangerous secret of all. Who was Jack Roderick? Trained by the OSS, Jack Roderick plummeted into Bangkok one rainy morning in 1945 and never left. Silk King, pirate, ruthless collector of beautiful objects--especially women--Roderick was feared and respected as a foreign spy, a business kingpin, and a trader in men’s souls. And then, at the height of the Vietnam War, caught in a killing web of treachery and revenge that would determine the fate of his only son, Rory, Jack Roderick walked into the jungle…and vanished from the face of the earth. Four decades later, can the mystery be solved? International fund manager Stefani Fogg is recruited by a man whose job it is to know the unknowable. Wealthy beyond corruption, impervious to romance, and equipped with a mind that can crack any enigma, Stefani signs up for the adventure of a lifetime: playing Secret Agent to Max Roderick, grandson of Bangkok’s long-vanished Legendary American. A world-class skier tangled in a sordid Thai murder investigation, Max is consumed with the riddle of Jack Roderick’s disappearance--and with his own father’s death in the jungles of Vietnam. Seduced by Max’s charm and intrigued by his family history, Stefani ignores the warning signs and follows her heart. But when Max’s quarrel with the Thai police turns deadly and a killer strikes, she knows she must return to the place where it all began, to unravel the lies, penetrate a deadly conspiracy, and expose a killing truth. She flees Max’s France for Bangkok’s khlongs--into the ruins of the Silk King’s dark past and the mesmerizing shadow of the Roderick family curse. What she finds, in Jack Roderick’s story and in the fate of his fighter-pilot son, is an American dream that crashed and burned in the rice paddies of Vietnam and a chilling legacy that haunts our own to this day. Propelling us masterfully through half a century, from Manhattan to the Alps to the colorful and treacherous heart of Bangkok, and based on the life of American expatriate Jim Thompson, The Secret Agent is at once a murder mystery, a touching love story, and a lavishly atmospheric journey through the exotic landscape of love and history--an historical thriller of the first rank. From the Hardcover edition.