I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.
Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw
Series: Jane Bunker Series #3
Publication Date: June 6
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jane Bunker thought she d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.
When Jane is called to the remote Acadia Island to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble, and it turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who just happens to be one of the most hated women in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot as thick as New England clam chowder, which involves convicted felons, a real estate scam, and the deep conflicts between the locals and the summer folks. On top of trying to find what might be a murderer on the loose, Jane is still living with her bonkers landlords, the Vickersons, who are delighted when Jane finds out that her brother Wally (who has Down s syndrome) is going to move in with them, after losing his assisted living arrangement. It s all Jane can do to keep all the moving pieces together, much less figure out who would want to burn someone alive and why.
Why I want this book
- I love reading books about Maine. I have relatives who live in Maine so reading books about Maine is almost like visiting them!
- The main character was a homicide detective in Miami, Florida and now works as a marine insurance investigator. I like reading about investigators with interesting jobs.
- Linda Greenlaw has written best-selling nonfiction books about her life as a lobsterman and as America’s only swordfishing captain. She lives on Isle au Haut, Maine.