Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery

Matinicus—An Island Mystery
by Darcy Scott
Genre: Mystery
97,000 words
Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some two hundred years dead.

If Gil’s hoping for peace and quiet, he’s come to the wrong place. Generations of infighting among loose-knit lobstering clans have left them openly hostile to outsiders. When a beautiful, bed-hopping stranger sails into the harbor, old resentments re-ignite and people begin to die—their murders linked, through centuries of violence, to a diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart.

Links to purchase this book: www.Darcyscott.net (author website, for personalized copies). Also available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery”

Sneak Peek: Matinicus

Matinicus coverToday, we feature a sneak peek of Darcy Scott’s mystery novel, Matinicus.

Matinicus pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a purported 22 species of wild orchid.

But if Gil’s hoping for peace and quiet, he’s come to the wrong place. Infighting among loose-knit lobstering clans have left them hostile to outsiders. When a beautiful stranger arrives, old resentments re-ignite and people begin to die—murders linked, through centuries of violence, to a diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart.

Matinicus is available through Amazon.com in print and for Kindle, Smashwords and select Indie book stores.

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Author Darcy Scott Announces Her New Release: Matinicus

Matinicus cover Author Darcy Scott’s new mystery, Matinicus, is now available. It was released in May of 2012 by Maine Authors Publishing.

Matinicus pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a purported 22 species of wild orchid.

But if Gil’s hoping for peace and quiet, he’s come to the wrong place. Infighting among loose-knit lobstering clans have left them hostile to outsiders. When a beautiful stranger arrives, old resentments re-ignite and people begin to die—murders linked, through centuries of violence, to a diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart.

Kirkus Reviews says that Matinicus is “The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more.”

Matinicus is available through Amazon.com in print and for Kindle, Smashwords and select Indie book stores.

 

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