Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw
(Jane Bunker Series)

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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.
 

About Linda Greenlaw

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LINDA GREENLAW is America's only female swordfish boat captain and was featured in the book and film The Perfect Storm and in the Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. She has written three New York Times bestsellers, including The Lobster Chronicles, two mysteries and has coauthored a cookbook. She currently lives on Isle au Haut, Maine.
 
Published July 1, 2008 by Hachette Books. 268 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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A primer in how to acclimate to Down Easterners that includes step-by-step instructions in knot-tying, navigation and climbing in and out of listing lobster boats.

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A large aquaculture corporation hires Jane Bunker, “newly deputized marine insurance investigator” of Green Haven, Maine, to document some vandalism aboard the research vessel

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Sandra Burr offers a cool, understated reading of Greenlaw's second nautical mystery (following 2007's Slipknot), which finds 42-year-old marine insurance investigator and deputy sheriff Jane Bunker i

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Coming back from an insurance investigation into some vandalism on a privately owned research vessel, the Quest, which is looking into whether oyster aquaculture will work in Cobscook Bay, Jane come across the Sea Pigeon, running in circles with no visible crew.

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Review: Marine insurance investigator, and assistant deputy sheriff of coastal Knox County, Jane Bunker looks into the mysterious disappearance of a lobsterman whose abandoned boat was found motoring in a circle at sea in Fisherman's Bend, the second mystery in this series by Linda Greenlaw, an e...

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