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The Down-East Murders (Sarah Deane Mystery #2)

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  80 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 15th 1991 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1985)
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It's not a very good mystery when I figure out who the bad guy is before the end of the book. it's an o.k. book, but not one I'd search out to read. I just happened upon it and traded for it.
I enjoyed this second entry in the series more than the first. Sarah was much more likeable and I enjoyed seeing her progress as a sleuth and her developing relationship with Alex. In some ways this book seemed to drag on somewhat but I enjoyed the action at the end and that all the loose ends got wrapped up.
Laura (ME)
very slow moving mystery - not that believable that it was a Maine murder - it just didn't feel right
I advise against reading the back cover. It gives some away.
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J. S. Borthwick is the pseudonym of Jean Scott Creighton. She lives on the Maine coast. She is the creator of 'Sarah Deane', a professor of English and amateur sleuth.

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