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Hardcover eBook Unabridged Audio Download. Price may vary by retailer. Add to Cart Add to Cart. About The Book. This dude named Andrew Dahl holds the world record for blowing up the most balloons. No lie. I mean, come on. And me, well, I probably hold the world record for knowing about the most world records. That, and for eating the most sunflower seeds. Charles, who, by the way, looks just like James Brown if James Brown were white, has been ringing me up for sunflower seeds five days a week for about, let me think.

So for about three years now. But, yeah, Mr. His store is a straight-up scream fest, not to mention the extra sound effects from the loud TV he keeps behind the counter—cowboy movies on repeat. He tells me I can set a record one day. A real record. But I know one thing, Mr.

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Charles has to hold the record for saying, Let me guess, sunflower seeds, because he says that every single time I come in, which means I probably also already hold the record for responding, loudly, the exact same way. Said it a gazillion times. Then I slap a buck in the palm of his wrinkly hand, and he puts the bag of seeds in mine. After that, I continue on my slow-motion journey, pausing again only when I get to the bus stop.

I just go there to look at the people working out. About the sunflower seeds. I used to just put a whole bunch of them in my mouth at the same time, suck all the salt off, then spit them all out machine-gun-style. Now I take my time, moving them around, positioning them for the perfect bite to pop open the shell, then carefully separating the seed from it with my tongue, then—and this is the hard part—keeping the little seed safe in the space between my teeth and tongue, I spit the shells out.

And finally, after all that, I chew the seed up. But I like the process anyway. My dad used to eat sunflower seeds too. But he used to chew the whole thing up. The shells, the seeds, everything. Just devour them like some kind of beast. When I was really young, I used to ask him if a sunflower was going to grow inside of him since he ate the seeds so much.

When a dog owner turns up dead in a freak accident, and the suspect is the victim's own dog, Holly suspects a frame-up. Creature Discomforts : When Holly Winter awakens clinging to a boulder on the side of a cliff in Acadia National Park, she doesn't recognize her own beloved Malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi. She follows clues back to the guest house of a woman surrounded by an eccentric band of preservationists.

Soon, Holly finds out that she is about to become a killer's next victim. Charlie 'Bird' Parker returns in a moody thriller set in the beautifully evoked Maine woods where Bird has come to lick his wounds and recover from the murder of his wife and daughter explored in a previous book, Every Dead Thing.

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The Killing Kind : Thriller. When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared almost forty years earlier, private detective Charlie Parker, hired to investigate the circumstances of her death, realises that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery, one that has its roots in her family history and the origins of the shadowy organisation known as the Fellowship. Elements are an ancient massacre, a clannish populace, a 7-foot 2-inch sheriff and a woman hoping to escape a hideous past, and revenge.

The Black Angel : Investigating the disappearance of a young prostitute, Charlie Parker encounters the myth of an object known as the Black Angel. Story partly set in Maine. The Whisperers: A Thriller : Charlie Parker thriller, set on the border between Maine and Canada where a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Places in the Dark : Thriller. In autumn of , a mysterious woman appears in the sleepy little seaside village of Port Alma, Maine, and changes the lives of two brothers forever.

In , friends and relatives of the Mowlan family of Tibbetston, Maine, are shattered by a brutal murder that is rooted not only in personal animosity but also in the growing unrest in the American colonies. It is filled with graceful Victorian mansions, carpeted with grey cobblestones and bright wild flowers, and populated by sturdy, hard- working folks -- most of whom are unaware that the island is inhabited, according to divine decree, by angels.

Unexpected hijinks and heart-warming results occur when mortals and immortals cross paths. Grace In Autumn : As the townspeople prepare for winter, sacks of undeliverable mail are pouring in with different requests but the same salutation: Dear Angel. When news of the letters spread, the townspeople divide over what to do.

Will the angels that watch over Heavenly Daze be able to help? A Warmth in Winter : Heart-warming Christmas novel. Story centers on Vernie Bidderman, owner of Mooseleuk Mercantile, and Salt Gribbon, lighthouse operator, who despite the vast differences in their struggles are being taught about the ultimate failure and frustration of self-reliance. A coming-of-age story of a young woman who is orphaned, has an affair with an older man, marries a local boy, and is faced with a difficult decision when her former lover reappears. Author lives in Castine.

COST, M. Concerns the murder of a security supervisor at a power plant. Maggie May's Diary : The discovery of a diary she wrote 18 years ago, when she was fifteen, leads Maggie May to a new awareness of who she is and what she values. Brian Kelly: Route 1 : Coming-of-age novel. Brian Kelly is leading a normal teenage life in Lowell, Mass.

In the landscape of his new home, Brian falls in love for the first time with the clever, sharp-tongued Maggie May Keogh. Sequel to Maggie May's Diary.

COULTER, Catherine Riptide : Rebecca Matlock is a speech writer for the governor of New York when she receives menacing phone calls from a stranger who refers to himself as her boyfriend and who warns her that he will kill the governor. When the police fail to protect her or even believe her, she seeks refuge in Riptide, an isolated community on the Maine coast, where her guardian angel appears, and this suspense thriller takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Country Matters : Ben Travers thinks about his past 'as he drives the potholed roads of Maine. Desert Island in the Gilded Age. CRONIN, Justin The Summer Guest : A dying financier arrives at a remote Maine fishing camp with a wish for one last day of sport -- and an astonishing bequest that will forever change the lives of those around him. Retired Intelligence Agent Winston Crisp has forsaken adventure and is comfortably settled on peaceful Penobscot Island off the Maine Coast, that is until the body of a young woman turns up.

Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows: The world will end when he is While Junior searches for meaning in a doomed world, his loved ones tell an all-American family saga of fathers and sons, blinding romance, lost love, and reconciliation. Harlequin Americana series. First novel. It was to have been just a quiet few days of golf and rest for bibliophile Gamadge, but the script suddenly changed when young Amberly Cowden's body was found at the base of a cliff.

Deadly Nightshade : Mystery. Author's second novel. Urbane New Yorker Henry Gamadge, author and bibliophile, travels to Maine to help to solve children's deaths by poisoning caused by a wild flower. AKA W. Rodman Philbrick Pulse : Thriller In the remote frozen hills of Maine, a top group of scientists gather under a cloak of secrecy. A brilliant young female pathologist investigates the horrifying situation.

The central character, Mara Tusconi, is a Maine oceanographer who thinks there's something fishy Susan lives alone in her parents' ruined house near the coast of Maine, addressing us from a future in which nature itself has been drastically transformed, a future providing an unusual perspective on the way we live now. Assisted by court transcripts, her mother's letters, photographs, a notebook computer containing her mother's friend's journal, and a menacing young vagrant named Monkey, Susan ultimately identifies the moral predicament at the heart of her parents' lives and work.

She finds a better life for herself, her own self-worth, and a stronger relationship with Debbie, an old friend whose love makes Lisa's bravery possible. Told by three narrators: An abandoned three-year-old child, a homeless amnesiac; and an abused boy. Murder in Maine: The Butterfly Effect : As friends gather for a holiday weekend party, they are haunted by the memory of a child's death twenty years earlier. Won Pulitzer Prize in DAY, Holman F. Leadbetter's Luck : Lumbering in Misery Gore. This is one of many novels with Maine background by this author. When Brandy accepts a teaching job with a psychologically disturbed child, strange things begin happening in the huge Grey Mansion in Maine.

Manchester : Romantic murder mystery. Romance blossoms when Carrie Blake hires Jake to do some repairs on her new home in small town Manchester, Maine, where she moves from Massachusetts after her long-term engagement to Robert is broken. Her sudden move adds spice to her life, in the form of fulfillment, romance and even intrigue. Could it now include murder? Especially not for equally disgruntled Neil Hersey, whose reputation as a lawyer had been unjustly tarnished. Craving solitude, both turned to Victoria Lesser -- friend, owner of a remote island, and cagey matchmaker.

Finding themselves stranded together off the coast of Maine, the volatile couple vowed revenge. But t hen friction kindled a fire, and neither captive wanted to escape Victoria's tender trap. Montana Man ; Harlequin Temptation : Lily wanted more than the shallow life she'd been leading, so she packed up her baby daughter and headed off to safety and a new start -- until a blizzard stopped her and she had to ask a stranger for help.

The man in the Stetson was their only chance for survival in the snowbound car. He offered refuge, but would this leave her wanting more? Within Reach : Spending time at their new Maine vacation home was supposed to rejuvenate their marriage. Instead Danica finds herself spending all of her time either alone or with her new neighbor, Michael, while her husband stays behind in Boston, tending to his career.

Clair have spent their lives trying to escape the legacy of their wealthy, social-climbing mother, Virginia, who had little time and even less feeling for her daughters. Casey plans to sell the townhouse until she visits and becomes intrigued by the spectacular hidden garden and its mysterious gardener, and by a journal in the desk detailing the harrowing tale of a young woman named Jenny Clyde.

The Summer I Dared : Set off the coast of Maine, this is the story of three lives irrevocably changed by a single tragic accident. Facets : Setting ranges from the glitz of New York to the elitism of Boston to the nitty-gritty of the fictional small Maine mining town of Timiny Cove. DEMARCO, Tom Dark Harbor House : A simple little love story, woven with tantilizing details of an old mansion's not totally respectable history, and a hint of gentle satire added, create this novel which the author describes as a gentle coming-of-age story that takes place in the late s on an island off the coast of Maine.

The story of a wonderful and helpful dog as told through a human narrator. Luisa Domic : A novel of contemporary good and evil -- of family life and the nurturing spirit invaded by political terror and the specter of mass murder. The story is set against the golden days of October in rural Maine. To the home of a strong couple with three remarkable children come a composer and a political activist who is escorting a beautiful woman Luisa Domic , a victim of Chilean terror.

This story first appeared in the August issue of Doc Savage Magazine. Doc and his aides become involved in Maine with the heirs of pirate treasure and a supposed ghost of a eighteenth-century backwoods sharpshooter. Doc and his aides investigate a Maine cave which supposedly leads into the earth to Hell itself, accompanied by a strange man who claims to be a minor demon who had escaped therefrom. They plan to share this occasion together at a summerhouse in Maine, but none of them expects the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to relive the past.

One of them is a reckless, unpredictable psychopath, bent on kidnaping, but capable of murder. He lost his wife, daughter, and faith in the aftermath of a single act of wickedness, and forgiveness seems unattainable. But then, in desperation, he sets out for fictional Dublin, Maine, a small coastal town where, rumor has it, miracles are happening. Published by Bethany House. Winter Haven : Christian fction. Thirteen years ago, Siggy Gamble ran away from home, never to be found -- until his body washes ashore on the tiny island of Winter Haven off the coast of Maine.

Now his sister, Vera, travels north to claim the body, and finds herself tangled in the many secrets haunting the island: tales of lost colonies, of a witch bent on revenge, and of a towering forest where no creature dares to live. Octavia's Hill was their legacy. Here Luther Perry had brought the first Octavia as a bride.

But there was a darker side to Luther. He would leave a brutal and indelible stamp on the second Octavia, his daughter, and on his great granddaughter, Tave. Set in rural Maine. Maddy's Song : Tells the story of Maddy Dow, a brilliant pianist, her family, and their life in the small town of Freedom, Maine.

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Cliff Walk : Marriage of a beautiful but insecure actress and brilliant mathematician is threatened by dark figures from the past. Begins with the story of three orphans indentured from Christ's Hospital, London, to John Silas and his wife Prudence, all bound for 17th-century Massachusetts, and ends with that of their descendent, Content Cushing, in 20th-century Trafton Harbor, Maine.

Voice from the Grave : Set in the Maine backwoods. Adele, Howie's doting and indulgent mother, refused to believe her only son was dead - even when the wreckage of the canoe was found. It was the romance Reginald had always dreamed about, only his dreams were getting darker and darker. Ale was never as complicated as this! His estranged alcoholic father is the prime suspect in the shooting murders of a cop and a timber company executive. Set on the coast and north woods, with 'vivid wilderness scenes. But when he arrives, he finds blood in the road but no deer or driver, and the state trooper assigned to the accident appears strangely unconcerned.

Bad Little Falls : Bowditch has been sent into exile to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends, Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving, half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his own friend who killed him. Bowditch isn't so sure. Massacre Pond July : Bowditch is handed a controversial case when five moose are found senselessly slaughtered on the property of animal rights activist Elizabeth Moore, who's been buying up timberland to create a new national park.

The book begins in when the Angel Gabriel , which had set sail from Bristol, England, is destroyed in a hurricane just off the coast of Pemaquid, Maine. Madeline Pike, thrown into the sea, is rescued by a handsome young man, and the two develop feelings for each other. Historical figures are intermingled with fictional ones. The people of La Palma are fighting for their lives as theie island volcano, Cumbre Vieja, erupts; soon ash and lava will annihilate everything, unless they can destroy the volcano first, by planting explosives on the fault line.

Three thousand miles away, across the Atlantic Ocean, the peaceful seaport of Goodwill, Maine is getting ready for its annual summer festival, Founder's Day. Everyone is in a carnival mood, but all is not right - freak swells strike the coast, corpses are washed from cemeteries, whales disappear from the sea. A convoy of surfers arrive: their network tells them something big is going to happen in this town any day now Compilation of the yarns told by Leroy Dudley, guide and spinner of tales at Chimney Pond on Maine's Mount Katahdin, who during the first half of this century enchanted countless outdoor enthusiasts with his stories about Pamola, The Penobscot Indian God of Thunder who protected the mountain.

Set in a seacoast village in Maine in mid-winter. Bigfoot Stalks the Coast of Maine and other twisted downeast tales : Hilarious spoof of science fiction and the stereotype of a small Maine town. Shanna Sewell was warned by her father to keep away from the Indians who shared the wildly beautiful Maine frontier. But fate brought her face-to-face with Bold Wolf, the proud, sensual son of the Bear People's chief Penobscots. The encounter left her trembling, with something more than fear.

Includes a short story about town meeting, 'What Counts in Bogs Harbor. This is the first in a new series, set in the fictional town of Moosetookalook, Maine, in the present day. Liss MacCrimmon is a professional Scottish dancer sidelined by a knee injury who returns to her home town and walks straight into a murder.

Polly Birdwell, a recovering alcoholic, moves to a coastal Maine town and struggles to remake her life and regain custody of her young daughter. Great Spruce Island is the inspiration for Bride Island. Set in contemporary rural Maine mid-coast and hill country. When an old ice fisherman hooks the body of a gay philanthropist from beneath the ice on Hiram Bog, long-festering emotional tensions between the locals of Venice, Maine, and 'people from away' are exposed, and it's up to Sam Barrows, Thoreau County Sheriff, to sort things out.

Gwen Fletcher is the only single girl in Misty Harbor, Maine, and is surrounded by potential suitors. However, she's got a restaurant to renovate and the carpenter she's hired seems bent on avoiding her. Gwen needs to convince Daniel Creighton that she's not trying to land a husband. But soon, small town gossip has them together -- and it dawns on Daniel he's fallen for Gwen! Anne Marie, thinking she's getting a part in a Maine-based production of Wuthering Heights , instead finds herself among brooding mysterious families who seem to be consciously reliving the lives and plot of the book.

Mansion of Evil : Gothic suspense. Lapped by the icy waters of the Gulf of Maine, the mansion of Ravensnest brooded like a specter from the past over the fishing town of Tregoney. To the gloomy ruin of a house came beautiful Diane Montrose on a nursing assignment. Witch's Hammer : Gothic suspense. An assignment any woman would envy: year-old Samantha Crawford is sent to Maine to interview Peter Castellano for Secrets magazine. And moreover, the Valentino of the stage has specifically requested that she write his biography. Ravensnest : Gothic suspense.

House of Valhalla : Gothic suspense. Valhalla is a secluded mansion in Maine, the home of the Richters, wealthy refuges from war-torn Germany. It is here that beautiful young Lorna Mitchell is summoned by Johann Richter to help. At a point in her life where Molly needs to find answers about her own identity, she sets out across the country to meet her estranged daughter on Ridgeport Island, a small island in Maine. This novel crosses three generations of beekeepers to tell the story of Regina Merritt, a determined woman who is forced at a young age to choose between happiness and survival.

Follows four generations of a Maine shipbuilding family. The ASH has been sold, and the chilling iceberg turns out to be a bad omen; one of the guests, Calder Maddox, an evil pharmaceutical mogul, dies, and foul play is suspected. Though it has all the trimmings of an ordinary mystery -- the discovery of a corpse, the search for clues, a complex plot and the kidnapping of a witness -- this multilayered novel transcends the genre review from Publisher's Weekly.

Serena came to Gresham Island in a violent storm, narrowly escaping drowning in the battering waves. This would be no peaceful haven, but the wild ocean was no more violent than the bitter hatred in the people. Thea Kozak travels to Maine to track down the brutal murderer of her adopted sister, Carrie, by retracing Carrie's search for her birth mother. Silent Buddy : Novel about drug smuggling and the hardscrabble life in a small Maine town. The hero is a high school biology teacher. Liberty or Death : Mystery. Thea Kozak is literally left standing at the altar when her longtime love, state trooper Andre Lemieux, is kidnapped by a right-wing militia group in a small Maine town.

FORD, Elaine Monkey Bay : Set in a Maine coastal town, novel follows the actions of Marilla Pratt, who abandons her daughter and husband to resume a relationship with Tucker Burchard, causing dramatic changes in the lives of the other two. Years later, the daughter returns and created problems for her parents in this portrait of unhappy lives.

Author is University of Maine English professor. Feeling that Harp Cove, Maine, is the perfect place to live with her little daughter, especially since she had a magical encounter with a mystery man one summer night, single mother Dr. Delaney Poole decides to invent a husband to avoid smalltown gossip, but her plan goes awry when her mystery man materializes in the form of her new landlord.

If the Slipper Fits : Romance. Anne Sayer and wealthy heir Connor Emory fell in love on Candlewick Island, Maine, years ago, but when Anne broke up with Connor for no apparent reason, he fled, only returning now that his has father died, leaving him to manage the vast family business holdings, including the Sea Bluff Inn on Candlewick Island. FOY, George Challenge : Paul Briggs, once a promising boat designer, has fallen into despair over the disappearance of his wife and daughter. He and his cousin Jack have been contracted by a well-heeled corporate syndicate to design a yacht for the America's Cup competition.

For Briggs, this is a chance to save the Maine boatyard that's been in his family for five generations, and the town of French Harbor, with its cast of curmudgeonly Downeast inhabitants. The project takes on even more urgency when Jack is murdered one night by an intruder clearly looking for the yacht plans and test results. Suddenly Paul Briggs is tossed into a maelstrom of murder, sabotage and treachery.

Pilgrim , Harlequin American Romance series : Romance. Libby Pilgrim, staid and sensible college archivist, wouldn't have kidnapped Joshua Noon without a very good reason. And what better reason could there be than the protection of her beloved Maine coastline? Rugged outdoorsman Dante Nichelini has loved Meg from afar for years and finally has the chance to show it when she returns town.

But trouble looms, because the spunky single mom is convinced her that her son has a twin, a baby taken from Meg at birth. Dante is the only man who can help her, but past secrets threaten to shatter the happiness that he and Meg have found. Author is Maine native. The Forgotten Condition of Things : Evelyn Moore, a clinical psychologist recently moved to Maine, and her patient, Sophie Davenport, are the two women at the center of the book, set in a mental hospital.

On a moonlit night, the teenagers make a promise to meet at their favorite place, an abandoned golf course in a small Maine town, in fifteen years. When Kate who narrates the story returns to the town and the appointed spot, she sets in motion life-changing events. All he remembers is the summer he spent in Maine when he was seventeen and the girl he spent it with. Sea Room : Novel about three generations of a small, close family living on a saltwater farm near the coast of Maine around World War II. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death.

But when a teenaged boy under her care commits an appalling act of violence after Claire stops prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, her plans are shattered. Before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury. Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic.

She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history, and an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter. The Highwayman : A French spy stirs up all kinds of trouble in early Maine. Classic colonial romance and crime. Involves storm-tossed secrets and a mysterious group of islands off the coast of Maine.

A beautiful girl threatens a bewildered young man, against a colorful background of historic islands. The rugged coastline and the Penobscot Bay are as present as are the townsfolk in this tale of lobstering, love, and mystery. And although he seems unaware of his surroundings, Walt begins to exert a strange influence on Amber and her friends. After a meteorite crashes in the woods nearby local people suspect Frances might be trouble. A spellbinding suspense novel set on the rockbound coast of Maine, Gordon's writing sometimes compared to that of Daphne du Maurier's.

Murder in Maine : Returning home to Wyndham Manor, Anne tries to solve the puzzle of her uncle's apparent suicide. Jabez Knight stakes out a claim to acres and builds a homestead at Morning River, where he lives with his family. Sequel to No Other Place. GRANT, Richard Tex and Molly in the Afterlife : Having survived the '60s, the Me Decade, Reaganomics and the Republican Revolution, aging hippies Tex and Molly of Dublin, Maine, refuse to abandon their principles for material comforts, making them more suited than most for that long, strange trip to the other side.

But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick firmly planted in his cranium. Triple Witch : A crime wave is sweeping the quiet town of Eastport, Maine. After discovering the dead body of Kenny Mumford, the town's petty thief and ne'er-do-well, Jacobia Tiptree and her best friend set out to catch the killer. Wicked Fix : For Jacobia Tiptree and her teenaged son, Sam, September promises tranquil days winter-proofing their rambling handyman's special of a home in Eastport, Maine, until someone slits the throat of vicious Reuben Tate and the police trace a bloodied scalpel to surgeon Victor Tiptree -- Jacobia's former husband.

This year Jake is hoping the plaster dust will keep them away while she finally gets her gem of a fixer-upper into shape. But when the charming and mysterious Jonathan Raines appears on her doorstep, and then just as suddenly disappears, remodeling the house becomes the least of Jake's problems. But though Christmas is just two weeks away, what they find is far from festive: a dazed Faye Anne covered with blood, and her no-good husband, the town butcher, nowhere in sight; until Jake discovers his body tidily wrapped in his own butcher paper.

Takes place Eastport, Maine. Unhinged: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery Mallets Aforethought : A skeleton dressed in s flapper chic pops out of a closet, putting Ellie's husband George in line for a murder conviction. Crisper : Horror. Set in fictitious Kemperfield, Maine. Involves the mysterious Mr. Crisper and his sinister snack food manufacturing plant.


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The Ravenous : Horror. A teenager discovers the truth about his rural Maine town -- where most of the adults belong to a human-sacrifice cult. Ghosts of Eden : Horror. Set in , about a young woman who returns to her childhood home of Bar Harbor after spending several years in a mental hospital. Manny Williams, a cat burglar, tries to become a good father starting by kidnapping his 5-yr-old son, Nicky, from foster care and ends up hiding in Eastport, Maine.

Involves Russian mafia. When Jane moves back to the sleepy Maine fishing community where she was born, Green Haven, she's hoping to escape the crime and criminals of Miami. 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.

The stories capture the outrageous unpredictability of family celebrations, one story for each of the twelve days of Christmas, all set against the backdrop of rural Maine. Memoir rather than fiction. Her story is paralleled by the tragic story of a family who lived in the same house over years ago. The family's story slowly reveals the solution to a murder mystery that was never solved in the close knit community. Leeway Cottage : 'Chronicles how an unlikely marriage endures over the course of the 20th century. Good-bye and Amen: A Novel : In a summer cottage on the coast of Maine, an unlikely love was nurtured, a marriage endured, and a family survived.

Now it is time for the children of that marriage to make peace with the wounds and the treasures left to them. As he begins to notice signs of mental aging, he looks to longtime student Hank as his successor. HALL, Linda Coast of Maine Christian mystery series Margaret's Peace : When Margaret Collinwood inherits her childhood home in Coffins Reach, Maine, she returns to the seafront house hoping to rest, paint, and to find the peace she has lost after the death of her daughter and the subsequent breakup of her marriage.

But Margaret's return to her family home forces her to face difficult childhood memories surrounding the fatal accident that took the life of her sister twenty-five years earlier. Island of Refuge : As the police begin an extensive investigation of their friend's death, Naomi and Zoe are distraught.

Two states over, Margot begins her own investigation because Jo lived with them for a few months. What she discovers shatters her to the very core and intertwines the lives of the island dwellers as they seek to make peace with themselves, their lives, and God. Katheryn's Secret : Mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's papers, and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as Sharon and her husband Jeff begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble.

Secrets, long buried, begin to surface, and only God's grace can put this family back together again. Sadie's Song : Nine-year-old Ally Buckley disappears, in circumstances that closely resemble another recent and chilling event. Fear spreads throughout the Maine fishing village of Coffins Reach and the local church that Sadie and her family attend. Then Sadie discovers a drawing done by Ally among her abusive husband's possesions, an odd evidence that danger may be closer to home than she'd ever known possible. Steal Away : A famous evangelist hires P. Teri Blake-Addison to solve a mystery connected to his wife's death in a boating accident.

Set in Maine and on Grand Manan Island. Also examines Internet-only churches vs. Carl Houseman, celebrated minister and speaker, is determined to find out what really happened to his wife, declared dead five years ago after her sailboat washed ashore on a coastal island of Maine.

Private investigator Teri Blake-Addison must piece together the life of this woman who felt she didn't know or understand the God that her husband so faithfully served. Did Ellen really die in those cold Atlantic waters? Two young women, a Southerner living on a plantation surrounded by scarred and blood-soaked battlefields, and a Northerner, living on an isolated Maine island, her beloved husband fighting for the Confederacy, exchange letters.

A Dream of Paris : In Maine, Laura pursues her dream to study art in Paris, encouraged by an aging painter, a suffragette friend, and her own father, a farmer who had once dreamed of singing opera. Abbott's Reach : Sequel to Pink Chimneys. A headstrong woman Elizabeth's daughter, M prepares to go to sea with her husband, setting the stage for romance, adventure, and family strife.

HAND, Elizabeth Generation Loss : A down and out photographer visits a Maine island to interview a famously reclusive photographer and confronts an old mystery and the disappearance of a local teenager. Psychological thriller. Setting is coast of Maine, Selena came alone to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. There she met Ian Carrick, a physician turned recluse, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal. Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers.

A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into darkness. Kentucky race tracks, fifty-second street jazz clubs in the forties, Billie Holiday in Harlem, Boston's Beacon Hill, summers in Maine, winters in Manhattan; such is the unusual landscape of the inner life of an American woman. Author is part-time Georgetown resident. A conscientious student and star of the basketball team, he lives in an affluent household and enjoys the latest in electronic marvels.

He is a model young American. Yet, he lives with a mother he never sees, in a house owned by a man that she now despises. He spends a good deal of his time alone, and in silence, studying hard, and then winding down with a good game of Doom or Mega-Death. He is detached, self- absorbed, disaffected. Philip will soon commit an act of violence, and his trial will polarize the small New England community in which he lives. Hatchet Harbor: A Maine Coast Adventure : An old-fashioned love story, with vivid descriptions of nature, wild life and the ecology -- with a plea for saving the environment.

Mistrust is brewing in this tiny Maine fishing village, where love of nature collides with human greed and the locals and summer people take sides in a brewing environmental conflict. Dak Siege of Eden : Horror, set in Maine. The Mountain King : Horror. Mark Newman has heard tales of the demon that resides on the rocky slopes of Mount Agiochook, in what is now Maine, but he doesn't believe them.

The day his friend Phil disappears in a sudden, blinding snowstorm, Mark believes when he sees something he knows can't be real -- something that will kill again and again. Novel includes three bonus short stories. Impulse , partially set in Hilton, Maine Bedbugs : A collection of 26 short stories, mostly set in Maine.

Each story is set in October. He sought to raise his young daughter away from the violence of the big city The Chill of Night : When McCabe finds the frozen body of an ambitious and beautiful young attorney stuffed into the trunk of her brand new BMW convertible, the only clue is a piece of paper stuffed between her teeth with a biblical quote about sinners dying by the sword, and the only witness is a young schizophrenic woman, HEALY, Jeremiah Foursome : A John Cuddy Mystery, set in Maine.

Two couples move from high-living Boston, to a getaway camp in Maine, where 3 are brutally murdered and the 4th is framed as the killer. The Takedown : Murder mystery that follows a former Navy Seal now working for a major insurance company who notices clients dying. He and friend begin an investigation that leads them on a chase to the coast of Maine. Written by Maine native. The Summer Country : First novel.

Dark fantasy. Growing up poor in Naskeag Falls, Maine, Maureen leads an ordinary life until she discovers her blood goes back to the land of Mordred and Merlin. Author lives in Bangor. Starred review in the ALA's Booklist. Dragon's Eye : Features the Morgan and Haskell families of fictional hardscrabble Stonefort, Maine, which Hetley describes as 'a small coastal community modeled on Stonington or Jonesport'.

Dragon's Teeth : Sequel to Dragon's Eye. Geirolf Ericsson is a farmer and master shipbuilder in what is Norway in the year A. Journeying on a quest to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to return a sacred relic, he finds himself sucked into Maine in the year When medieval historian Meredith Foster finds him -- in a leather tunic -- roasting a rabbit in her fireplace she thinks it's some kind of elaborate joke; but she soon realizes that he knows much about the tenth century and nothing about the 20th.

As Rolf helps Meredith fulfill her grandfather's dream of re-creating a Viking ship, he awakens her to dreams of her own.