Book Reviews of Down East Murders (Sarah Deane, Bk 2)

Down East Murders (Sarah Deane, Bk 2)
Down East Murders - Sarah Deane, Bk 2
Author: J. S. Borthwick
ISBN-13: 9780931773587
ISBN-10: 093177358X
Publication Date: 8/1986
Pages: 269
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Critics Choice Paperbacks/Lorevan Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Down East Murders (Sarah Deane, Bk 2) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Nice local color and interesting characters. A bit slow moving at times
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good! Different, but very good!
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Helpful Score: 1
Kind of a fun mystery jaunt with romantic overtones.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like this series, though like some of the other reviewers I found books 1 and 2 to both drag at places.

I like that the author includes a map and cast of characters at the beginning of the book so you can look back at it.

Great characters and setting, and good mysteries!
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Weymouth Island, Maine is a picture-perfect resort town...until it has a brush with murder.
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If you enjoy "Murder She Wrote", you'll simply be wild about this book.

Sarah Deane, the English teacher cum amateur detective, meets her old friend, Dr. Alex McKenzie, for a summer holiday on a small island off the coast of Maine. But instead of rest, relaxation, and possible romance, Sarah and Alex find the dead body of Nate Harwood, a cantankerous local artist and neighbor, caught in a tangled offshore fish trap. This discovery prompts them to investigate a series of unsolved art thefts and the highly suspicious drowning "accident" of an elderly couple vacationing from Missouri.

Faced with a large cast of possible murderers, each with a particular reason for wanting the obnoxious Nate gone for good, Sarah and Alex attempt to determine whether they've stumbled onto several connected murders--or simply the evidence of a rising crime rate along the Maine coast.
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From back of book:

Working on the Godding Museum's annual local artist show is the perfect way for English teacher Sarah Deane to earn a-few dollars, relax in the sun and sea air of coastal Maine, and spend the summer with her boyfriend, Dr. Alex McKenzie.

But when Sarah and Alex discover the body of Nate Harwood, a cranky local artist, caught in an offshore fish trap, they know they'll have no vacation from amateur detecting until they catch his killer.

Could his death be related to the "accidental" drowning of two elderly tourists shortly after they had bought a painting from Prior's Gallery? Is one of the contestants in the museum show willing to go to any lengths to win? Or does someone have strong feelings against seascapes?

Sarah and Alex canvass Weymouth Island trying to draw a clearer picture of the killer lurking amoung them--before they find the next victim.