Synopses & Reviews
Henry Kennis must deal with a series of seemingly random crimes on the island of Nantucket in Axelrod’s solidly plotted third mystery featuring the poet and police chief (after 2015’s Nantucket Five Spot). As blackmail and arson escalate to murder no one in the seasonal tourist mecca is safe—including a comatose high school student and the scion of wealthy landowners. Henry’s budding love interest Jane Stiles an author of cozy mysteries is sure the crimes are related. Not convinced Henry continues to investigate but he fails to turn up any concrete evidence only managing to ruffle the feathers of several well heeled powerful locals. As more lies and another tragedy push Henry to the edge he races to end the violence. Axelrod’s characters span the spectrum from homey and nice to proudly nasty. Fans of Spencer Fleming’s Russ Van Alstyne and Frederick Ramsay’s Ike Schwartz will enjoy Henry’s literary leanings and dogged determination to protect his island and its residents. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."