Death on Tuckernuck (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #6) (Hardcover)

By Francine Mathews

Soho Crime, 9781616959937, 264pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

List Price: 27.95*
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Description

A hurricane ravages New England, and bodies and secrets are piling up on a secluded island off Nantucket.
 
As a Category 3 hurricane bears down on New England over the final weekend in September, a luxury yacht grounds on the shoals surrounding a deserted barrier island off the western end of Nantucket. When the Coast Guard responds, they find two people shot in the boat’s cabin, one of whom dies before reaching the hospital. Nantucket Police Detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate—three days before her long-anticipated wedding.

As the hurricane batters her beloved island and house full of wedding guests, Merry Folger struggles to unravel a tangle of false identities, missing guns, and a cargo of heroin that’s left one man in a coma, fighting to survive. But is he a victim, or a killer?


About the Author

Francine Mathews was born in Binghamton, New York. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written twenty-seven books, including four previous novels in the Merry Folger series (Death in the Off-Season, Death in Rough Water, Death in a Mood Indigo, Death in a Cold Hard Light, and Death on Nantucket) as well as the nationally bestselling Being a Jane Austen mystery series, which she writes under the pen name Stephanie Barron. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado.


Praise For Death on Tuckernuck (A Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #6)

Praise for the Merry Folger Nantucket mysteries

“Wonderful . . . Nantucket and its impenetrable fog and characters come to life.”
—Diane Mott Davidson
 
“What a treat to have a new addition to one of my very favorite series! Francine Mathews’s prose is elegant, her heroine appealing, her setting vivid, and her characters shine. For mystery lovers, the Merry Folger books hit every note.”
—Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of Garden of Lamentations
 
“An admirable, well-written series, with Folger evolving into an ever more complex character as love and loyalty collide with her professional pride and ethics.”
The Orlando Sentinel
 
“​Mathews is a story teller, and she has a fine sense of time and place. Her descriptions of Nantucket make you taste the salt air, and the drawl of the long-time residents puts you on the island​.”​
—The Denver Post ​