In the third book in this star-reviewed Portland‚ Maine-based police procedural series‚ Det. Joe Burgess’s hopes for a more normal life slam up against the ugly reality of his job.
On his way to a Columbus Day picnic with the foster children his girlfriend‚ Chris‚ hopes to adopt‚ Burgess is flagged down by two boys fishing off a pier who think they’ve spotted a body in the water.
Picnic canceled‚ Burgess spends a gorgeous fall day supervising the retrieval of the body‚ only to find‚ during the ME’s preliminary exam‚ that he is looking at someone he knows—Burgess must find out the who‚ and why‚ of his lost friend’s death‚ an investigation that will undoubtedly keep readers hooked until the very end.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.