Death in the Off-Season

Francine Mathews

ISBN: 9781616957261

Published: May, 2016

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Paperback $9.99

Francine Mathews

Denver, CO

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The first Merry Folger Nantucket mystery

When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Merry Folger is faced with her first murder case. Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and grandd...

The first Merry Folger Nantucket mystery

When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket’s oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Merry Folger is faced with her first murder case. Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and granddaughter of his predecessor; her father is a strict boss and Merry feels pressure to go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn’t just nepotism. But the Mason murder is a demanding first test. Merry’s investigation brings to light all the tensions that plague the tiny community of Nantucket: the decades-old grudges, the skyrocketing real estate that only wealthy weekenders can afford, the resentments of the old Nantucket families who are barely keeping their homes and heritage fishing businesses alive. But Merry knows the island and its politics in a way only a local can.

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“Wonderful . . . Nantucket and its impenetrable fog and characters come to life.”
—Diane Mott Davidson
Death in the Off-Season is a wonderful find . . . Detective Merry Folger comes across as a real person, albeit a smart one, with doubts and concerns. ”
—The Denver Post
“Mathews uses her setting and its unique population skillfully. ”
—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Spunky but inexperienced, third-generation Nantucket cop Meredith Folger investigates murder in this spare, atmospheric debut. ”
—Publishers Weekly