Barnburner by Sharon Lee

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Baltimore-born Jen Pierce is starting to settle into her new job as a reporter at the Wimsy Voice, and her new life in small-town Wimsy, Maine. The town's busy enough to keep a reporter hopping, though violence is usually on the level of one neighbor punching another in the nose after they've both had too much beer. Then, in very short order, a handsome stranger moves to town, and a local preacher is murdered at the barn-raising for a newly settled Wiccan couple. Jen's bucolic life is about to get interesting.

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"With obvious affection, Sharon Lee introduces us to Wimsy, Maine, where a timeless and timely contemporary mystery leads us and transplanted flatlander Jen Pierce into a world containing witches, internet bulletin boards, an antique electric railroad, and murder -- a world built with the same attention to characters, story, and setting that we have long expected in the Liaden Universe(R) books. Like all of her books, this one is a keeper..." -- Modean Moon, author of RWA Rita award winner The Covenant
 

About Sharon Lee

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Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine with two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. The husband-and-wife team's collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy include twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe®. In addition to their collaborative work, Steve has seen short stories, nonfiction, and reviews published under his name, while Sharon has seen published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels. Steve was the founding curator of the University of Maryland's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection and a former Nebula juror. For five years, Sharon served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. Sharon's interests include music, seashores and pine cones. Steve also enjoys music, plays tournament chess, and collects cat whiskers.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Pinbeam Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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