By Francine Mathews


Publisher: Soho Press (April, 2020)
Format: Hardcover 
Price: $27.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-61695-993-7

Kindle edition: $14.99

Publisher: Soho Crime (May 11, 2021)
Format: paperback
Price: $16.95
ISBN-10:  1641292601
ISBN-13:  978-1641292603


A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery  (Book 6 of 6)


Reviewed by Shirley Wetzel
(March, 2021)


Weddings are stressful under normal circumstances, but add in a category 3 hurricane and things get really crazy. As a Nantucket police detective, Meredith “Merry” Folger has to help oversee emergency procedures throughout the area.  As a bride-to-be, she has to batten down the hatches at her home and feed and shelter a houseful of wedding guests as the storm rages.               

During the storm, a luxury yacht washes up on nearby Tuckernuck Island. The Coast Guard rescue team finds two people on board, suffering from gunshot wounds. One is dead and the other is in a coma. There’s also a fortune in heroin, and evidence that a third person, possibly a killer, is loose on Tuckernuck.

The evidence leads Merry and her team down a tangled and twisted road of mistaken identities, blatant lies, star-crossed lovers, and corruption in high places. Merry is a likable, resourceful, competent protagonist who can handle a wedding and a criminal investigation with equal skill. The New England setting and description of island history and culture add to the enjoyment of this police procedural. Recommended.   


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