Spider by Leah Devlin
(The Chesapeake Tugboat Murders Book 2)

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When Pamela Dodd arrives in the sleepy Chesapeake village of River Glen to hunt for treasure, she unleashes a summer of chaos and murder. The wake from her speeding motor yacht erodes a cliff, causing an abandoned cottage to topple off the edge—and revealing a mass grave under its foundation. The discovery sends River Glen into a panic. Was Henry Herssen, the reclusive fisherman who owned the cottage, responsible for the killings, or has someone else been burying bodies at the top of the cliff for decades? As Detective Jay Braden and his assistant Will Wilkins investigate the murder site, the clues point to Tolchester College, a small school with secrets of its own. Braden discovers a discarded animal canister with a desiccated spider in a nearby shed. Will stumbles into a hidden pit containing a chair with restraints. It seems one of the professors has been conducting experiments using poisonous Australian funnel spiders. And their version of the scientific method is deadly.
 

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Published April 18, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. 264 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Written by James Patterson and David Ellis — Four weeks, five parts, one gripping story is how James Patterson’s latest standalone novel is being sold.

Sep 07 2015 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

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Scottish author Chris Brookmyre has been awarded the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for 2017 for his book Black Widow.

Jul 20 2015 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

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Jun 21 2017 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

Crime Fiction Lover

On the Radar — Social relevance is one of the number one topics discussed by authors at crime fiction festivals these days, particularly with all the populist politics, extremism and injustice going on in the world today.

Jun 21 2017 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

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Written by John Barlow — This review is by t-dot — During the course of reading Hope Road – John Barlow’s debut crime novel, though….

May 26 2017 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

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Earlier this month the paperback version of Ian Rankin’s Standing in Another Man’s Grave came out and it saw the return of one of Scotland’s most famous crime fiction detectives: John Rebus.

Jun 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...

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On the Radar — Another one of our most wanted books of 2017 arrives this week and what we’re wondering is just how much of a splash Into the Water is going to make.

May 03 2017 | Read Full Review of Spider (The Chesapeake Tugboa...